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2017 Prabodhini Ekadashi, Dev Uthani Ekadashi fasting date for Ashburn, Virginia, United States


2017 Prabodhini Ekadashi Vrat

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Ashburn, United States
Prabodhini Ekadashi Vrat
October 2017
Tuesday / मंगलवार
Prabodhini Ekadashi
Lord Vishnu Prabodhini

Prabodhini Ekadashi Parana

Devutthana Ekadashi on Tuesday, October 31, 2017
On 1st Nov, Parana Time - 07:38 AM to 08:27 AM
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 08:27 AM
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 09:34 AM on Oct 30, 2017
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 09:26 AM on Oct 31, 2017

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of Ashburn, United States with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

2017 Prabodhini Ekadashi, Dev Uthani Ekadashi

Prabodhini Ekadashi is also 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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