On the 11th Day, or Ekadashi of Shukla Paksh in the month of Karthik, the festival of Dev Uthani Ekadashi is celebrated. It is also called Prabodhani Ekadashi.
It is believed that on this day Lord Vishnu had woken up after a rest of four months. Hence, this day marks the end of Chaturmaas.
This day is considered as a very auspicious day and marriages take place on this day all over India. All auspicious work that could not be done during the Chaturmaas are started on this day.
Dev Uthani Ekadashi Date:
2018: 19 November, 2018 (Monday)
Dev Uthani Ekadashi: Puja Preparation
Roli, chawal (rice), moli (coloured thread)
Gwar ki phalli, mooli (radish)
Rice (approximate 1-1/4 kg)
Cotton wool, deepak, matchstick, money
Dev Uthani Ekadashi: Vidhi / Method of Performing Puja
The courtyard or the room is cleaned and with chuna (limestone) and with geru the image of Dev is drawn.
In the evening, puja is performed with water, roli, moli (coioured thread), 1-1/4 kg rice, fruits, gut, cotton, banana, gwar ki phalli, mooli, money etc.
The deepak is then lit and devotional songs are sung.
People perform Tulsiji ka Vivah on this day with Shaligram.
Dev Uthani Ekadashi: Mantra>