Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja

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Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja

Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja, or Utthana Ekadasi, is observed during the waxing phase of moon in the month of Kartik (Oct – Nov). The importance of Utthana Ekadashi or Dev Prabodhini Ekadasi Puja is narrated to Sage Narada by Lord Brahma. The famous Tulsi Vivah festival is performed on this day. The Chatur Mas period also ends with Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja. The famous Kartik Month Pandarpur Yatra also concludes on the day. Utthana Ekadasi or Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja Vrat is an important Vrat dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Now let’s perform Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja.

  1. Let’s first collect all puja items.
  2. Then we will do the puja preparation.
  3. Next we will perform the main Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja.
  4. We will conclude with the aarti.
Let’s Collect Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja Items & Learn Their Significance
  • Rice
  • Sandalwood
  • Moli (red thread)
  • Roli (red powder)
  • Lamp
  • Incense sticks
  • Coconut
  • Flowers
  • Sweets, Fruits
  • Water
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Curd (Yogurt)
  • Clarified butter (Ghee)
  • Honey
  • Dry fruits
  • Yagyopavit (sacred thread)
Follow The Video To Prepare For The Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja.

Before doing Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja, we do the puja preparation or commonly called as panch peeth puja.
Lets follow the video through this step. Only after performing this step we proceed towards the main Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja.

Let’s Perform The Main Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja

After performing the panch peeth puja, we start the main puja.
Follow along the instructions and mantras to perform the main Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja.

We Will Conclude Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja With The Aarti.

Puja is considered incomplete without the aarti.
Let us now do the Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja to successfully conclude the puja.

Puja is considered complete after we offer dakshina


Mantras, Regional Information, Food Restrictions For Prabodhini Ekadashi Puja

Vishnu Mantra
Take flowers or unbroken grains of rice in your hands. Meditate upon the god, saying:

shaanta-kaaram bhujaga-shayanam padma-naabham suresham
vishwa-dhaaram gagana-sadrisham megha-varanam shubhaangam.
lakshmi-kaantam kamala-nayanam yogi-bhi–dhyaana-agamyam
vande vishnum bhava-bhaya-haram sarva-lokaika-naatham.

Meaning:
“I sing praise to Lord Vishnu.
He who has the peaceful (shaanta-)
demeanor and visage (-kaaram).
He who sleeps and reposes (-shayanam)
on the serpents (bhujaga-).
He who has a lotus shaped (padma-) navel (-naabham).
He who is the master and lord
of all the gods (suresham).
I pray to the Lord Vishnu.
He who holds (-dhaaram) the
universe (vishwaa-) in his hands.
He whose vision (-sadrasham) exceeds
beyond all the skies (gagana-).
He whose color and visage (-varanam) is
changeable like the clouds (megha-).
And he who is filled with goodness (shubh-)
in every part (-aangam) of his body.
I sing praise to the Lord Vishnu.
He who is the husband (-kaantam)
of the goddess of wealth (-lakshmi).
He whose eyes (-nayanam) are surreal
like a lotus flower (kamala-).
And he who yogis yearn to reach (-agamyam)
through meditation (-dhyaana).
I sing praises (vande-) to the Lord Vishnu (-vishnum).
He who removes (-haram) all our fears (-bhaya)
due to our inborn nature (-bhava).
And he who is the master (-naatham) of the
entire (-sarva) universe and creation (-lokaika).”
Drop the flowers and the rice at the feet of the god.