Do you know why there is no marriage happen in the month of June-July. Do you have any idea what is the reason behind this? Have you ever heard about the Devshayani Ekadashi?
For those who do not know about Devshayani Ekadashi, its importance etc., I am placing before you the story of Devshayani Ekadashi.
According to the Puranas, Lord Vishnu took the incarnation of Vamana to take away the Pride of Demon King Bali. In his Vamana avatar, he approached Bali, the king of the demons. Vaman’s size was smaller than normal. At that time Demon king was performing Yagya.
Demon King Bali saw Vamana coming and asked him what I can do for you or what I can give you. Lord Vamana asked King Bali to donate three steps of land. Hearing this wish of the small sized Vamana, Demon King Bali said that the Brahmin deity, wherever you want, measure the earth by three steps.
At the behest of King Bali, the Lord in the form of Vamana started increasing his size and his size became so huge that he covered the whole earth with his one foot. With the second step, he measured the heavenly world. After this, God asked King Bali, where should I keep my third step.
King Bali’s pride ended. Keeping his head on the feet of God, he said that Lord my head is dedicated before you. The Lord was pleased and made King Bali the ruler of Patal Lok and asked him to ask for a boon.
King Bali said that Lord, if you are pleased with me, then please always stay in my house. From that time onwards Lord resides at the door of King Bali’s house in Patal Lok for four months.
On the day of Ekadashi of Ashaadh month, the departure of Lord Vishnu to Patal Lok called Devshayani Ekadashi and after four months, the return of Lord Vishnu on the Shukla Paksha Ekadashi of Kartika month called Prabodhini Ekadashi.
During these four months of Lord Vishnu’s sleep, the brightness of the Sun also diminishes. The fire in the form of bile that resides in our body also gets slowed down. There is abundance of water during this time. Due to these reasons all kinds of auspicious work prohibited during this period.
After the arrival of Devshayani Ekadashi, marriage, engagement, entry into a new house, shop Muhurta and other auspicious works are not done.
In the year 2022, Devshayani Ekadashi is on 10thJuly and Devuthani Ekadashi is on 04thNovember 2022.