Harishayani Ekadashi in pictures

7th Jul, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU : The harishayani ekadashi is one of the most important days for the Hindu devotees. In this day the devotees’ fasts or they skip the morning time lunch, eating the grain once in the evening after worshiping Lord Bishnu.

Ekadashi or the eleventh lunar day of shukla paksha or the bright fortnight of the month of Ashar is marked by rituals as worshipping Lord Bishnu, reciting Holy Scriptures relating to Lord Bishnu, singing Lord Bishnu-oriented hymns among others.

The Day also marks the commencement of Chaturmas, the holy period of four months from month of Ashar and Kartik in the Lunar calendar when Lord Bishnu goes to sleep on cosmic ocean of milk, Ksheer Sagar, on Sesh Naag until Hari Bodhini Ekadashi.

As the Hindu belief suggests, he wakes up to Prabodhini Ekadashi.