Prabodhini Ekadashi in November 23 November, 2023 1 month 29 days to go
Prabodhini Ekadashi Tithi Timings*:

Ekadashi Tithi Start:
11:04 PM on Nov 22

Ekadhashi Tithi End:
09:02 PM on Nov 23

Parana Timing : Nov 24, 06:50 AM - 08:59 AM
Hari Vasara End Moment: Nov 24, 02:33 AM
Dwadashi End Moment: Nov 24, 07:07 PM
Other important timings* on 23 November, 2023
Sunrise 06:49 AM
Sunset 05:36 PM
Moonrise 02:51 PM
Moonset 03:29 AM
*Timing in IST for Ujjain, India Change Location
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Prabodhini Ekadashi 2023 • Dev Uthani Ekadashi Vrat

Prabodhini Ekadashi (Hindi: प्रबोधिनी एकादशी, Marathi: कार्तिकी एकादशी, Gujarati: પ્રબોધિની એકાદશી, Telugu: కార్తీక శుద్ధ ఏకాదశి) is one of important ekadashi vrat observed by the Hindus. Also called Dev Uthani Ekadashi, this day falls on the Shukla Paksha (the waxing phase of moon) ekadashi tithi in the auspicious month of ‘Kartik’ of the traditional Hindu calendar. It corresponds to the month of October-November.

The Prabodhini Ekadashi vrat is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is observed by Vaishnavas in different parts of the country with full enthusiasm and fervour. Devotees pray to Lord Vishnu to invoke His divine blessings.

Prabodhini Ekadashi 2023 is on November 23, Thursday

Ekadashi tithi timing: November 22, 11:04 pm - November 23, 9:02 pm

1 month and 29 days to go for the event

Lord Vishnu Image Source:

On this day the auspicious Tulsi Vivaah ceremony is also performed and the ‘Chaturmas’ period - when Lord Vishnu is in his cosmic sleep, also comes to an end with Prabodhini Ekadashi. As per the Hindu scriptures, Lord Vishnu goes off to sleep on Shayani Ekadashi and wakes up on Prabodhini Ekadashi.

Prabodhini Ekadashi is also known as Dev Utthana Ekadashi, Vishnu-Prabodhini or Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi. This ekadashi is also referred as Kartik Shukla Ekadashi or Kartiki Ekadashi.

The celebrations of Prabodhini Ekadashi are very renowned in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The famous month-long ‘Pushkar Fair’ commences from this day. The renowned Kartik Month Pandarpur Yatra ends on the day of Prabodhini Ekadashi.

Prabodhini Ekadashi comes after Rama ekadashi and is followed by Utpanna ekadashi

Rituals during Prabodhini Ekadashi:

On Prabodhini Ekadashi it is considered purifying and meritorious to take a bath in the holy rivers or water bodies. Taking a religious bath on this day is more beneficial than taking a bath in any of the Hindu pilgrimages. Hence the observer of this vrat. Get up before sunrise and take a bath.

Devotees observe a fast on the Prabodhini Ekadashi. They spend the whole day without eating or even drinking water. The observer of the vrat visits the temples of Lord Vishnu in the evening and participates in the puja rituals held there.

On the day of Dev Utthana Ekadashi’ a picture of Lord Vishnu is drawn on the place of worship. In some places, the image drawn is covered with a brass place to symbolize the sleeping of the lord. Lord Vishnu is worshipped with lamps, fruits and vegetables. Devotees then sing bhakti songs or bhajans and pray to their lord to get up from His sleep and shower blessings on all. In order to wake Lord Vishnu from His slumber, children make lots of noises and light mustard torches during the night.

On this day the marriage ceremony of Lord Vishnu to Goddess Tulsi is also performed and the ceremony is known as ‘Tulsi Vivaah’. Sometimes this ceremony is also conducted on the next day following Prabodhini Ekadashi.

Important Timings On Prabodhini Ekadashi 2023

SunriseNovember 23, 2023 6:49 AM
SunsetNovember 23, 2023 5:36 PM
Ekadashi Tithi BeginsNovember 22, 2023 11:04 PM
Ekadashi Tithi EndsNovember 23, 2023 9:02 PM
Hari Vasara End MomentNovember 24, 2023 2:33 AM
Dwadashi End MomentNovember 24, 2023 7:07 PM
Parana Time November 24, 6:50 AM - November 24, 8:59 AM
Place : Ujjain [ India ] See More

Significance of Prabodhini Ekadashi:

The greatness of Prabodhini Ekadashi was first narrated by Lord Brahma to Sage Narada and is explained in the ‘Skanda Purana’. It holds great significance for Hindus as it marks the beginning of the auspicious ceremonies like marriages, child naming ceremonies, grah pravesh and so on. Prabodhini Ekadashi holds immense importance among the ‘Swaminarayan sect’. This day honours the religious initiation or ‘diksha’ of Swaminarayan by his guru and mentor Guru Ramanand Swami. Devotees observe this sacred fast to wash away their evil deeds and sins committed during the lifetime. Also by offering prayers to Lord Vishnu will devotion on the day of Prabodhini Ekadashi, it is believed that a person can attain salvation or ‘moksha’ and go straight away to ‘Vaikunth’ after death.

Prabodhini Ekadashi festival dates between 2020 & 2030

2021Sunday, 14th of November
2022Friday, 4th of November
2023Thursday, 23rd of November
2024Tuesday, 12th of November
2025Saturday, 1st of November
2026Friday, 20th of November
2027Wednesday, 10th of November
2028Saturday, 28th of October
2029Friday, 16th of November
2030Tuesday, 5th of November