Vijaya Ekadashi: What To Do & What Are Different Kinds Of Ekadashi Vratham?

Leela Adwani |Feb 17, 2020

Vijaya Ekadashi is one of the most important holy events of the year. The Sanskrit feminine name or Vijaya means victory, while Vijay is commonly known for a male name which also means victory.

The festive season is in the air and people from all the quarters are gearing up for memorable holidays with their near and dear ones. Vijaya Ekadashi is one of the most important holy events of the year. The Sanskrit feminine name or Vijaya means victory, while Vijay is commonly known for a male name which also means victory. Ekadashi is the eleventh day in each of the two lunar-moon phases in the lunar calendar month.

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Vijaya Ekadashi

The fact is that each Ekadashi has its own ritual, importance and significance, though devotees all observe Vrat, fast on these days and Lord Vishnu is generally worshipped.

What to do on Vijaya Ekadashi?

The event is observed in worship and dedication to Lord Vishnu. All the devotees will seek the blessings of Lord Vishu deity with the hope of killing difficult times and obstacles and enabling wellbeing, victory, prosperity, success, and forgiveness. By doing so people believe that it might destroy inauspiciousness.

Vijaya Ekadashi
The devotees seek victory, prosperity, and success

The devotees typically wake up earlier than usual in the morning of Vijaya Ekadashi or any other Ekadashis. They will then bathe and clean the residence and gear up for a Puja.

Vrat, fast both have a specific time. The fast is usually kicked off the night before the official Ekadashi, it’s considered like a curtain-raiser event. Meanwhile, the Vrat is on the day post the Ekadashi. The fasting also includes some specific dishes and specific rules. However, those who have medical problems are advised to get consult before fasting.

Different kinds of Ekadashi Vratham

Safla Ekadashi

Shattila Ekadashi

Putrada Ekadashi

Jaya Ekadashi

Amalaki Ekadashi

Vijaya Ekadashi

Kamanda Ekadashi

Mohini Ekadashi

Varuthini Ekadashi

Apara Ekadashi Jyeshtha

Yogini Ekadashi Ashadha

Nirjala Ekadashi

Devshayani Ekadashi

Pavitria Ekadashi

Padma Ekadashi

Aja Ekadashi

Indira Ekadashi

Rama Ekadashi

Papankusha Ekadashi

Devprabodhini Ekadashi

Moksha Ekadashi

Utapanna Ekadashi

Ekadashi Vrat Timing

The timing mostly depends on the moon’s position and according to the Hindu calendar, the cutoff time is set 96 minutes before sunrise.

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