Utpanna Ekadashi Vrat Sunday 20th November 2022
Utpanna Ekadashi Parana:
On 21st, Parana Time = 6:52 AM to 8:58 AM
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment = 10:06 AM
Ekadashi Tithi Starts = 10:29 AM on 19-November-2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends = 10:40 AM on 20-November-2022
About Utpanna Ekadashi:
The Krishna Paksha Ekadashi falls after Kartik Purnima. Kartik Purnima is also known as Utpanna Ekadashi and is the next Ekadashi after Devutthana Ekadashi.
Utpanna Ekadashi is one of the important Ekadashis because it is associated with the origin of the Ekadashi fast. All the fasts of Ekadashi are dedicated to the Goddess Ekadashi who is one of the Shakti of Lord Sri Vishnu. Ekadashi was born of Lord Maha Vishnu to destroy Demon Mur who intended to kill Lord Maha Vishnu while sleeping. Therefore, the Goddess Ekadashi is one of the protective powers of Lord Sri Vishnu. Goddess Vaishnavi is another power of Lord Vishnu and a part of Sapta Matrika.
Therefore, Utpanna Ekadashi is considered the birthday of Ekadashi. The devotees, who pledge to observe the annual fast, begin the Ekadasi fast of Utpanna Ekadashi.
Parana means breaking the fast. Ekadashi Parana is made after dawn the day after Ekadashi fast. It is necessary to make Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi ends before dawn. Do not make Parana inside Dwadashi is similar to an offense.
Parana should not be done during Hari Vasara. We must wait until Hari Vasara arrives before breaking the fast. Hari Vasara is initially a fourth run of Dwadashi Tithi. The most preferred time to break the fast is Pratahkal. One should avoid breaking the fast during Madhyahna. If for some reason one can not break the fast during the Pratahkal, one must do it after Madhyahna.
Sometimes the fasting of Ekadashi is suggested for two consecutive days. It is advisable that Smartha with the family should observe fasting on the first day only. The alternative fast of Ekadashi, which is the second, is suggested for Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha. When the alternative fast of Ekadashi is suggested for Smartha, it coincides with the fasting day of Vaishnava Ekadashi.
The fast of Ekadashi of the two days is suggested for faithful devotees who seek the love and affection of Lord Vishnu.