Parama Ekadashi Vrat Katha - Parama Ekadashi 2020 Importance and Significance, Parama Ekadashi Pooja Vidhi and Timings
Updated Oct 14, 2020
Parama Ekadashi Vrat Katha
Parama Ekadashi as per Hindu Calendar falls on the Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month. The Parama Ekadashi is celebrated once in three years and is observed on the 13th of October 2020. The Hindus believe that the Ekadashi of the Krishna Paksha, Purushottam Mass is Parama Ekadashi. Lord Vishnu is worshipped and the importance of doing charity on this day evokes the divine energy in oneself and brings them peace and joy in one’s life.
The story behind Parama Ekadashi Vrat Katha is based on the story of a poor Brahman who stays in Kampilya. His name is Sumedha and his wife Pavitra is famous for their generosity and hospitality. Though they were not rich enough to take care of their own needs, they gave a lot of importance to providing all comforts and good food to persons who visited them and stayed with them. They took care of their guests with great sincerity. Sumedha was of the opinion that they need to move to an urban place where he will get a job and will be able to serve people, but Pavitra had a different opinion. She felt that irrespective of the place, they will get only what they deserve and must continue to stay in the same place, pray to god and serve people with dedication to seek His blessings.
One day Rishi Kaundinya visited their home. As usual they served the rishi with sincerity and dedication and took good care of him. Before leaving them, he asked them to observe fasting on the Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha, Purushottam Maas which is also called Adhik Mass and worship Lord Vishnu. The couple followed the rishi’s advice with full dedication and sincerity. Within a few days, their lives improved and soon became wealthy enough to serve and take care of people who are in need. From then onwards, people who observe this vrat with sincerity and dedication and do charity on Parama Ekadashi Vrat will be blessed with prosperity and happiness.
Importance of Parama Ekadashi Vrat Katha 2020
The importance of the Parama Ekadashi benefits him immensely for all the fasts undertaken by him in the past. The Parama Ekadashi is a very important day in an Hindu’s life as it comes once in three years. According to Hindu Scriptures, a person who observes the Parama Ekadashi with sincere dedication following all the rituals in a disciplined way like observing fasting strictly and worshipping Lord Vishnu, he will be blessed with peace, prosperity and a successful happy life. On Parama Ekadashi Vrat the devotees will have to perform charity acts like food, clothes, jewellery, land and cow donation.
Significance of Parama Ekadashi Vrat Katha 2020
The significance of Parama Ekadashi Vrat is to perform good acts like serving the old people, taking care of the impoverished, donating money, food, clothes, jewellery, land and cow donation to people or institutions who are involved in the welfare of people and society. One should donate according to one’s capacity and perform it with sincerity. To be compassionate and helpful to those who come to you with hope and trust should not be disappointed and proper attention and help must be given to keep them comfortable and happy. Anybody observing the fasting with sincerity and performing kindly acts as mentioned above will be definitely God blessed with prosperity and happiness.
Parama Ekadashi Vrat Katha 2020 Timings and Pooja Vidhi
The Parama Ekadashi comes once in three years and as per Hindu Calendar falls on the Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month. As per the English calendar the Parama Ekadashi Vrat 2020 is observed on the 13th of October 2020. The Parama Ekadashi Tithi starts at 4:38 PM on October 12 and ends at 2:35 PM on October 13. The devotee will have to have his bath early morning on this day and perform Surya Namaskar and pray to the forefathers. Perform the pooja chanting the Vishnu mantra and worship Lord Vishnu. Perform the aarti and chant Vishnu chalisa. Observe fasting by eating only fruits and drinking water. Doing charity acts like donating money, clothes, food to the poor and needy.