• Thursday 10th Nov 2016
Kansa Vadh Devutthana Ekadashi Bhishma Panchak Begins
Kansa Vadh Timings Dashami Tithi Begins = 12:45 on 9/Nov/2016 Dashami Tithi Ends = 11:21 on 10/Nov/2016 Kansa Vadh 2016 Kansa was killed by Lord Krishna and the king Ugrasena was reinstated as King of Mathura on this day. Prabodhini Ekadashi Parana On 11th, Parana Time = 13:16 to 15:28 On Parana Day Hari Vasara End Moment = 14:30 Alternate Devutthana Ekadashi = 11/11/2016 On 12th, Parana Time for Alternate Ekadashi = 06:42 to 08:53 On Parana Day Dwadashi would be over before Sunrise Ekadashi Tithi Begins = 11:21 on 10/Nov/2016 Ekadashi Tithi Ends = 09:12 on 11/Nov/2016 2016 Prabodhini Ekadashi, Dev Uthani Ekadashi Prabodhini Ekadashi is commonly known as Dev Uthani Ekadashi and Devutthana Ekadashi. Parana means breaking the fast. Ekadashi Parana is done after sunrise on next day of Ekadashi fast. It is necessary to do Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise. Not doing Parana within Dwadashi is similar to an offence.   Parana should not be done during Hari Vasara. One should wait for Hari Vasara to get over before breaking the fast. Hari Vasara is first one fourth duration of Dwadashi Tithi. The most preferred time to break the fast is Pratahkal. One should avoid breaking the fast during Madhyahna. If due to some reasons one is not able to break the fast during Pratahkal then one should do it after Madhyahna.   At times Ekadashi fasting is suggested on two consecutive days. It is advised that Smartha with family should observe fasting on first day only. The alternate Ekadashi fasting, which is the second one, is suggested for Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha. When alternate Ekadashi fasting is suggested for Smartha it coincides with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day. Ekadashi fasting on both days is suggested for staunch devotees who seek for love and affection of Lord Vishnu.  

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