New Delhi: Prabodhini Ekadashi is being observed today and is taking holy dip in river Ganga on Prabodhini Ekadashi, it marks the end of the four-month period of Chaturmas, when god Vishnu is believed to sleep. It is believed that Vishnu sleeps on Shayani Ekadashi and wakes on Prabodhini Ekadashi, thus giving this day the name “Prabodhini Ekadashi”.
It is believed that fasting on Ekadasi, all the sins committed in passed life are washed away and the observer of this ‘Vrat’ gets the path to liberation (Moksha).
Utthana Ekadasi, which falls in the Kartik month, is considered highly auspicious by Lord Vishnu devotees.
On this day the majority of people take one meal mostly in the evening and visit the temples and other shrines dedicated to Lord Vishnu.