Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat 2020
Devshayani or Harishayani ekadashi comes in the eleventh day in the shukl paksh of Ashadhmas which is on the 1 st of July 2020 Wednesday . As per our holy texts, on this day, Lord Vishnu goes to sleep or is in deep meditation / Yog Nindra and wakes up after four months on Prabodhini Ekadashi. Chaturmas niyams begin from this day .On Devshyani Ekadashi Shri Thakurji is offered with Draksh / Kismis in bhog samagri.
Significance of Devshayani Ekadashi –
The puja assumes significance as Chaturmas or a holy period of four months in the Hindu calendar, starts on this day. The four months of Chaturmas, including Shravan, Bhadra, Ashwin and Kartik (corresponding to primarily July, August, September and October), marks all the key Hindu festivals like the Guru Poornima ,Shravan Vrat Upasana ,Janmashthami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Durga Puja and Diwali.
On Devshayani Ekadashi many devotees fast and seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu.