Utpanna Ekadashi or ‘Uttpatti Ekadashi’ is observed on the 11th day of the Krishna Paksha (the waning phase of moon) during the ‘Margashirsh’ month of the Hindu calendar. However, as per the Gregorian calendar of 2023, it falls on December 8.
Utpanna Ekadashi 2023: December 8 or 9?
One must note, as per Drig Panchang, Vaishnava people would observe the occasion on December 9 instead of the previous day. The Ekadashi Thithi begins around 5 a.m. on December 8 and extends till 6.30 the next morning.
A start to one's spiritual journey
People are often advised to begin fasting, as for a beginner in the spiritual path, to start the vrat procedures with Utpanna Ekadashi. This Ekadashi Thithi is considered auspicious for learning enthusiasts and marketers. Also, it is a popular belief that this day helps devotee get rid of all their sins from their present and past lives.
Story behind Utpanna Ekadashi
Lord Vishnu's triumph over the demon "Murasura" is commemorated on Utppana Ekadashi. The birth of Ekadashi Mata also occurred on Utpanna Ekadashi, according to Hindu mythology. Thus, devotees offer their prayers to both, Lord Vishnu and Ma Parvati on this blessed day.
When to break the fast?
To observe a fast on this day, one needs to start from the dawn of the Ekadashi Thithi and continue until sunrise on Dwadashi. Some begin the vrat vidhi from the 10th day by eating only one ‘saatvik’ meal before sunset on the 10th day of the month. On Utpanna Ekadashi eating rice, all forms of pulses and grains is prohibited for all.
Ekadashi Wishes 2023
On this auspicious occasion, here are some wishes and greetings you may share with your dear ones alongside fasting rituals. While praying to Lord Vishnu on this day, share these messages with your contacts and seek blessings for them.
Wishes & greetings
May the fast bring self-control and peace to you. Happy Ekadashi.
Om Namo Bhagavate Vaasudevaya. We hope that Lord Vishnu blesses you with happiness and success and listens to your sincere prayers. Best wishes.
Lord Vishnu will wash away your sorrows and be with you as your dearest friend in the path you choose. Happy Utpanna Ekadashi.
Best wishes to a new start on the spiritual path. May you attract his mercy and blessings each day. Happy Ekadashi.