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Ulagalantha Perumal Temple
Trivikrama roopa of Perumal is worshipped in Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, means who measured whole world. Temple is one among 108 Divya Desam. Mahavishnu is Ulagalantha Perumal & Devi Poongothai Nachiyar.
Situated in Kanchipuram, temple is also one of the 5 Krishnaranya ( krishna) Kshetram. Thiruvikrama Perumal holds Shankha on right hand & Chakra on left hand, and right leg is raised, ready to step on Bali. Sthala Puranam is about Bali, who won Indra Deva and other 3 world.
Mahavishnu took Vamana avatar ( a small Brahmin boy) & asked asura King Bali, 3 feet land. Mahabali agreed to give land, in spite of Guru Shukracharya's warning. Vamana took his Vishwaroopam & measured Land and sky in two steps & asked for the third place.
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Shravana Putrada Ekadashi : Tomorrow

ऊँ नारायणाय विद्महे, वासुदेवाय धीमहि
तन्नो विष्णु प्रचोदयात्

The Ekadashi tithi that falls during the Shukla Paksha of Shravan month is Shravana Putrada Ekadashi. Putrada ekadashi is also known as Pavitropana Ekadashi.
The word Putrada means giver of sons and Vratham is observed by childless couples
Story of Putrada Ekadashi is narrated by Shri Krishna to Yudhishthira. King Mahijit was childless even after many poojas. He was very sad as there is no heir for the kingdom, & consulted many Rishis
King was informed that his previous birth sin was the cause. In the previous birth King Manjit was a Merchant. While on a journey he was thirsty and reached a pond to drink water. He scared a Cow and Calf who were drinking water. This curse was the reason he remained childless.
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Kamika Ekadashi -- Tomorrow
ऊँ नारायणाय विद्महे, वासुदेवाय धीमहि
तन्नो विष्णु प्रचोदयात्

Kamika Ekadashi is also called Pavitra Ekadashi. Kamika Ekadashi vratam is observed on the eleventh day of the Krishna Paksha in the Ashadha month.
Ekadashi vratham comes during
Chaturmas itself is very important.
Yudhishithira asks Shri Krishna to explain the importance of this Vratham. Krishna tells that Bhrama Deva has mentioned the importance to Narada Muni.

Once there was a conversation between Brahma Deva and Narada Muni, about benefits of
keeping the Ekadashi Vratham. Bhrama Deva explains the significance of Kamika Ekadashi, that keeping a vratham on this day is equal to taking a bath in the sacred waters of Ganga. Also equal to Ashwametha Yagnam. It is also said that whoever takes this Vratham
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Ashadi Ekadasi Tomorrow
Ashadha Shukla Paksha Ekadashi  is also called as Padma Ekadashi or Devshayani Ekadashi or Maha Ekadashi. Shukla Paksha Ekadashi Tithi in Ashadha month is Ashadi Ekadasi. Ashadi Ekadasi is very important in Pandharpur Panduranga Vittal Temple👇
Pandharpur Ashadi Ekadasi Waari Yatra ends on this day, thus Ekadashi is also called Panduranga Ekadashi.

On this day Mahavishnu goes into Yoga Nidra in Ksheera sagara and remains in Yoga Nidra for four months, which is called Chaturmas. Acharya's of various Math start their
Chaturmas Vratham on this day.
The greatness of Ashadi Ekadashi was narrated first by Brahma Deva to Narada Muni and later by Shri Krishna to Yudhisthira. Story is about King Mandata, he faced drought in his Kingdom for many years. Rishi Angiras adviced the King to observe
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Adhi Varaha Perumal Temple
#TamilNaduTemples 🚩
Varaha Perumal Temple is located in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. Mahavishnu is worshipped here as Adhi Varahar and Lakshmi Devi as Ambujavalli. Vigraham of Mahavishnu is made of Saligramam.
Sthala Puranam says that, Hiranyaksha took away Bhoomi Devi to Padala Loka and hid her there. Devas prayed to Mahavishnu and perumal took Varaha avataram and brought back Bhoomi Devi. Varaha moorthy provides darshanam here with Bhoodevi on his lap.
Vigraham has Chakra on one hand and Shanka on other.  Sree Krishna is worshipped here as Santhana Krishnan. Kashyapa Muni is said to have worshipped Varaha Perumal here.
Peumal is seen in Kalyanakolam, so this is prarthana sthalam for unmarried people.
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Yogini Ekadashi - Tomorrow

ऊँ नारायणाय विद्महे, वासुदेवाय धीमहि
तन्नो विष्णु प्रचोदयात्

The Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month is Yogini Ekadashi also called Ashadha Krishna Ekadashi. This is the most significant Ekadashi to get rid of various illness.
It is also said that keeping Ekadashi vratham on this day, one will get rid of all sins and will attain mukthi.

Yudhishithira asks Shri Krishna about the importance of Yogini Ekadashi. Shri Krishna explains the story of Kuber, king of Alkapuri and his gardner Hem.
Kuber used to do Shiva Pooja daily with the flowers Hem brought. One day Hem failed to bring flowers and Kuber cursed him that he will suffer from Leprosy. Markandeya Muni saw the suffering Hem had with Leprosy and adviced him to keep Yogini Ekadashi vratham.
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Jakath Rakshaka Perumal Temple
#TamilNaduTemples 🚩
#Ekadashi Special

Jakathrakshaka Perumal Temple is located at Thanjavur. Mahavishnu is worshipped here as Jakath Rakshaka Perumal and Lakshmi Devi as Padmasanavalli. Temple is one among the 108 Divya Deshams.
Sthala Puranam says that, it is here that Mahavishnu appeared as Varaha Avataram to save
Bhumi Devi from Hiranyaksha. As Mahavishnu protected the world here, perumal is  worshipped as Jakath Rakshaka Perumal.

It is believed that, King Ambarisha constructed this temple
as Mahavishnu saved him from Durvasa Muni. Mahavishnu send Sri Chakra to save Ambarisha from Durvasa. So perumal is also called Ambarisha Varadhar. Jackfruit tree in the Temple has a mark of shanka which came naturally.

Another story says that,
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Nirjala Ekadashi - Tomorrow

ऊँ नारायणाय विद्महे, वासुदेवाय धीमहि
तन्नो विष्णु प्रचोदयात्

The Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month is Nirjala Ekadashi. Nirjala means without water. It is said by our Guru's that by taking Ekadashi without even drinking water
one will get the result of observing Ekadashi for a whole year. Whoever takes vratham on this day is blessed with long life and relief from all difficulties in life.

Nirjala Ekadashi is also known as Bhimseni Ekadashi. Bhima who was very fond of food couldn't keep any vratham.
So he requests Veda Vyasa Muni about how to recieve blessings of all Ekadashi Vratham without keeping it.

Ved Vyasa Muni then advised Bhima to observe Nirjala Ekadashi Vratham. By this vratham one will be blessed with benefits of taking all 24 Ekadashi Vratham in a year.
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🕉 #Thread Today #VaikuntaEkadashi is Margashirsha Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Lunar calendar #MokshadaEkadashi Vaikunta Dwar-Gate to Lord's Inner Sanctum’ is opened today. Vishnu Purana says fasting on #VaikunthaEkadashi is equal to fasting on rest of 23 Ekadashis of Hindu year🚩
🕉 2. Padma Purana says Devas, unable to bear the tyranny of Demon Muran approached Bhagwan Shiva, who sent them to Bhagwan Vishnu. In the Battle between Lord Vishnu & the demon,Bhagwan realized that a new weapon was needed to slay Muran🚩
🕉3.When Muran tried to slay Bhagwan Vishnu, who was resting to make the new Weapon, the female power that emerged from Bhagwan burned Muran to ashes with her glance. Bhagwan Vishnu pleased, named her Goddess #Ekadashi 🚩
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Dec 24, 11:17pm- 1:54am Dec 25
Margashirsh #MokshadaEkadashi
On #ThisDay Shri Krishna gave Geeta Gyaan to Arjun. #GeetaJayanti

This Ekadashi is known as Chinta Mani-Mukti Dvaar, become one with Krishna, chant:
ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय।

So what’s the science behind #Ekadashi 1/n
Ekaadasha = 11
The 11th lunar day of both lunar phases, Shukl paksh (brightening moon) & Krishna paksh (fading moon),is Ekadashi
During Shukl Paksh the moon appears 3/4 full & during Krishna paksh it appears 3/4 dark.
There’re 24 #Ekadashi s in year, 2 more in the leap year
Due to the orbital path combination of the sun,moon & the earth
the air pressure in atmosphere changes to extremes on both poornima & amavasya
as can be seen in tidal waves which are rough & high but calm on the next day indicating the decreased pressure
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#Ekadashi means Eleven. It is the 11th Tithi in a hindu calendar. Ekadashi occurs 2 times once in waxing phase shukla paksha and once in waning phase Krishna paksha of the moon. Lord Vishnu goes to a long sleep in the Ksheer Sagar (milky ocean) on this day I.e into Yoga Nidra
1day for Devaloka is equal to 12 months of Human time span. 6months is considered half a day for Gods. Maha vishnu sleeps and wakes up on the Vaikunta Ekadashi of Margasheersha (December) I.e end of 6months.
This day, a huge yatra or religious procession of pilgrims known as Pandharpur Ashadi Ekadasi Waari Yatra culminates at Pandharpur, in Solapur district in south Maharashtra, situated on the banks of the Chandrabhaga River.
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Today is an auspicious day of #DevshayaniEkadashi and the start of chaturmas. During the upcoming 4 months, Lord Sri Hari Vishnu will go to Yog-nidra (deep sleep) for 4 months. No auspicious tasks mainly marriage can be culminated during these 4 months.

The #Ekadashi tithi Image
Today is co-inciding with the day of Wednesday (Budhvar),the day become doubly auspicious to worship Lord Vishnu. As we always say, Chant Vishnu Sahasranama during evening. Moon will be transiting Vishakha nakshatra, worshipping Krishna Avatar of lord Vishnu will reap you
best results.

Also, July month starts with Devshayani Ekadashi & Chaturmaas that ends close to Jupiter changes sign on 25th Nov. Both occurring at same time. Devas sleep & demons active. Mental state also undergoes a change. Motivation, prayers can keep your balance well
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A thread on #AashadiEkadashi.
Let us all know the significance of this day .

Ekadashi's are devoted to the worship of Lord #Vishnu . The #Ekadashi that falls during Shukla Paksha in month of Aashadh is known as #AashadiEkadashi.
It marks the beginning of Chaturmas. + Image
It is believed that Lord Vishnu goes into deep slumber in Ksheer Sagar (ocean of milk) perched on Sesh Naga in the months of #Chaturmas. After 4 months Lord Vishnu wakes up from his meditative state & that day is called as #PrabodhiniEkadashi . + Image
This day is of great importance at #Vitthal temple in #Pandharpur, Maharashtra. Bhagwan Vitthal is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and his followers are called as #Warkari . The entire temple Sanctum is decorated & Vitthal and Rukmini are decked up . + ImageImage
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Thread - Nirjala Ekadashi -2020
The 11th lunar day of Jyestha month when the sun transits in Taurus sign is celebrated as waterless fast in terms of Nirjala Ekadashi or #BhimseniEkadashi. The 2nd June of the year 2020 is the day of waterless fast from the sunrise of 1/10 Image
Ekadashi tithi to the sunrise of Dwadashi tithi.

The reason behind Waterless fast -
The heat is at its peak but faith in Lord Vishnu is insuppressible and it’s this faith that makes devotees stay without water whole day and night long. The one who keeps this tough fast is 1/10
saved from going to hell(Narak). The fast is rigid but this one fast provides the benefit of all 24-Ekadashi fasts. The Lord Vishu himself has mentioned that one who keeps this rigid fast is granted exemption from sinful deeds and reaps the benefit of all Ekadashi fasting. 2/10
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