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Shattila Ekadashi 2024: Muhurat, Puja Vidhi and Story

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shattila ekadashi 2024: The first ekadashi of demonetization in the month of February is called Shattila Ekadashi. shattila ekadashi is celebrated on the ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha of Magh month.

According to the calendar, shattila ekadashi 2024 festival is falling on 6 February. Lord Vishnu will be worshiped with full rituals on Tuesday. Worshiping Shri Hari on this day is considered very special and important.

By observing fast on shattila ekadashi 2024, all the desires of astrology are fulfilled. Therefore, let us know the exact date of shattila ekadashi 2024, auspicious festival, worship method and time of fasting.

Shattila Ekadashi date 2024

According to the Panchang, shattila ekadashi 2024 is starting from 05:24 pm on 5th February, which will continue till 04:07 pm on 06th February.

Shattila Ekadashi 2024 muhurat

There is a tradition of taking bath and worshiping in Brahma Muhurta (Brahma Muhurta Mantra) on the day of shattila ekadashion 6th February. Brahma Muhurta on that day is from 05.30 am to 06.21 am.

The time of Abhijeet Muhurta on this day is from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm.

Auspicious time of puja is from 10:02 am in the morning to 02:18 pm in the afternoon. This time is very auspicious for worship.

Puja vidhi

  • Clean the temple by taking bath etc.
  • Perform Jalabhishek of Lord Shri Hari Vishnu
  • Abhishek the Lord with Ganga water along with Panchamrit.
  • Now offer yellow sandalwood and yellow flowers to the Lord.
  • Light a ghee lamp in the temple
  • If possible, keep a fast and resolve to keep the fast.
  • Read the fast story of Shattila Ekadashi
  • Chant the mantra Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
  • Perform Aarti of Lord Shri Hari Vishnu and Lakshmi ji with full devotion.
  • Offer food to the Lord along with Tulsi Dal
  • apologize at the end

Do these measures on the day of Shattila Ekadashi 2024

On the day of shattila ekadashi fast, one should offer Arghya to Lord Sun by mixing sesame seeds in Ganga water and while bathing, one should add light sesame seeds in the water and take bath.

By doing this one gets the blessings of health and many types of problems go away. Bathing and donating have special significance on the day of shattila ekadashi 2024 fast.

Therefore, on this special day one must donate sesame seeds to a needy person. By doing this one attains good fortune and receives the blessings of eternal virtue.

Along with donating sesame seeds, a secret donation of money should be done on the day of shattila ekadashi 2024 fast. Therefore, make a secret donation to a needy person by putting some coins in it along with sesame seeds. By doing this, luck favors you and you achieve success in life.

It is said in the scriptures that on the day of shattila ekadashi 2024 fast, special use of sesame seeds should be made in the food. Doing this has a special effect on health and one gets the blessings of health.

On the day of shattila ekadashi fast, to remove the ill effects of the planets arising in the horoscope, one must do tarpan and donation along with it. This removes Saturn, Rahu-Ketu and ancestral defects and brings happiness and prosperity in life.

Shattila Ekadashi 2024 fasting story

While observing this fast gives us physical purity and health, donating food grains, sesame seeds etc. increases our wealth. According to the legend, an old brahmin in a city fasted for a month, during which her body became very weak.

The brahmin did fast and worship but she never donated food items for the sake of the gods and brahmins. The brahmin has purified her body by fasting etc. but she has never donated food, without food it is difficult for the soul to be satisfied.

Once upon a time, Shri Hari Narayan disguised himself as a monk and reached the hut of his devotee brahmin to test her. The brahmin in the guise of Sri Hari gave a lump of clay in alms to the sage. After some time passed, she left her brahmin body and reached heaven.

During his lifetime, due to worship, recitation, fasting and the influence of a lump of clay, he got a house in heaven with a mango tree, but he found that house empty of other things.

There was not even food there, then the brahmin asked Lord Vishnu that I have worshiped you with many fasts etc., but still my house is empty of things, what is the reason for this? Shri Hari said that the answer to this will be given to you by the divine women.

After this, the divine women told the brahmin the importance of shattila ekadashi. That brahmin also fasted on shattila ekadashi as per the advice of the goddesses and due to its influence, her house was filled with blessings.

Since then shattila ekadashi fast started being observed. It is mentioned in the scriptures that no religious work is accomplished without donation. Whatever donation a person makes, he gets the same result after leaving his body.

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Disclaimer: 

This article is based on verbal information. Therefore, you should do all the information related to the fast under the supervision of a knowledgeable person or Pandit.

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