Happy Shattila Ekadashi 2020, readers! The holy day of Shattila Ekadashi is said to be very important as per the Hindu religious texts. The occasion of Shattila Ekadashi is famously called as ‘Tilda or Sattila Ekadashi’ in different parts of the country. The occasion of Shattila Ekadashi, like other Ekadashis, sees devotees worship Lord Vishnu. If you are looking for more information on Shattila Ekadashi 2020 – its date, shubh muhurat, pooja timings, rituals, and significance – then you have landed at the right place.
Shat Tila Ekadashi 2020 Date
The festive day of Shattila Ekadashi will be observed on January 20, i.e. Monday. Shattila Ekadashi is observed on the 11th day in the month of Magha as per the Hindu Samwat calendar. As per the Gregorian calendar, the holy day of Shattila Ekadashi usually falls in the January-February period.
Shattila Ekadashi 2020 Shubh Muhurat (Auspicious Timings)
- Shattila Ekadashi 2020 Date – January 20, i.e. Monday
- Shattila Ekadashi 2020 Tithi Begins –January 20, i.e. Monday, from 02:51 AM
- Shattila Ekadashi 2020 Tithi Ends – January 21, i.e. Tuesday, till 02:05 AM
- Shattila Ekadashi 2020 Parana Time – January 21, from 08:00 AM to 09:29 AM
(Note: Parana means the ritual of breaking the fast)
Shattila Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi
It is said that waking up early and a holy bath, mixed with sesame seeds, during the time of sunrise. Consumption of ‘til’ is considered to be auspicious too. People observe strict fasting this day. Also, some of them observe partial fasting as well. Nonetheless, fasting is not compulsory, but voluntary. However, one should not consume grains, rice, and pulses.
Since Lord Krishna is worshipped on the occasion of Shattila Ekadashi, his idol is immersed in Panchamrit, in which sesame seeds should be a part of. People offer special prayers and other things as a mark of devotion to Lord Vishnu. Some devotees also organise yajnas on the occasion of Shattila Ekadashi.
Shattila Ekadashi Significance
As per a legend, it is said that people who observe Shattila Ekadashi vrat are rewarded with wealth, prosperity, and health. It is also said that people observing Shattila Ekadashi will attain ‘moksha’ and be freed from the cycle of rebirths. It is considered auspicious to donate til on this occasion of Shattila Ekadashi, which helps in getting rid of past sins. Another legend says that if you offer sesame seeds as an offering to Lord Vishnu, then it will also provide solace to your dead ancestors. We at LatestLY wish you all a very ‘Happy Shattila Ekadashi 2020’.