Shattila Ekadashi 2025

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  • Shattila Ekadashi 2025
  • Saturday, 25 January 2025
  • Ekadashi date starts : 24 January 2025 at 07:25 PM
  • Ekadashi date ends : 25 January 2025 at 08:31 PM

Shattila Ekadashi, also known as Tilda Ekadashi, is a Hindu religious observance that falls on the eleventh day (Ekadashi) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) during the Magha month of the Hindu calendar. This Ekadashi is considered highly auspicious and is observed with devotion and fasting.

Devotees dedicate Shattila Ekadashi to Lord Vishnu, seeking His blessings for good health, prosperity, and spiritual well-being. The word "Shattila" is derived from "Shat" meaning six and "Tila" meaning sesame seeds. Hence, sesame seeds hold significant importance during the rituals associated with this Ekadashi.

On Shattila Ekadashi, devotees wake up early, take a ritual bath, and participate in prayers and worship. The observance includes the preparation of special foods using sesame seeds, as they are believed to have purifying and nourishing properties. Many people observe a strict fast on this day, consuming only sesame-based dishes and fruits.

Shattila Ekadashi is celebrated as Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha of Magha month. Due to the use of six types of sesame in it, it is called Shattila Ekadashi. After mixing sesame seeds in Panchamrit, Lord Vishnu is first bathed. On this day, sesame seeds are eaten mixed. Do Hari Kirtan during the day and sleep in front of the idol of God at night.

Worship Rituals

For Shattila Ekadashi fast, Pulasya Rishi told Dalbhya Rishi that the month of Magha is holy and holy, fasting and penance are of great importance in this month. The Ekadashi that falls in Krishna Paksha in this month is called Shatila. On the day of Shattila Ekadashi, one should observe a fast for Lord Vishnu. Those observing fast should worship Lord Vishnu with scent, flowers, incense lamp, tambul with Shodshopchar. Make khichdi mixed with urad and sesame and offer it to God. During the night, the Havan should be done 108 times with the help of this mantra "Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya".

Fruit of worship

By observing the fast of Shattila Ekadashi, one gets freedom from the crimes committed out of ignorance. On this day, things made of sesame or sesame should be donated. The 6 types of sesame donation that the sage has talked about are as follows

  1. Bath with Sesame Mixed Water
  2. Rubbing Sesame
  3. Sesame Tilak
  4. Consuming Sesame Mixed Water
  5. Sesame Meal
  6. Havan with sesame seeds. Use these things yourself and call a superior Brahmin and donate these things to him too.

Katha of Shattila Ekadashi

Narad Muni reached Vaikunth, the abode of Lord Vishnu while traveling to Trilok. After reaching there, he bowed down to Vaikuntha husband Shri Vishnu, expressing his curiosity to him and asked him what is the story of Lord Shattila Ekadashi?

When asked in this manner by Devarshi, Lord Vishnu said that in ancient times a Brahmin lived on the earth. The Brahmin had great faith and devotion in me. This woman used to keep all the fasts for me. Once he worshiped me by fasting for a month. Due to the effect of fasting, the woman's body became pure, but this woman never used to donate food to Brahmins and gods, so I thought that this woman would remain unsatisfied even after staying in Baikund, so I myself reached for alms one day.

When I begged the woman for alms, she picked up an earthen lump and placed it on my hands. I returned to my abode with that pind. After a few days that woman also left her body and came to my world. Here he found a hut and a mango tree. Seeing the empty hut, the woman came near me frightened and said that I am pious, then why have I got an empty hut. Then I told him that it happened because of not donating food and giving me a lump of clay.

I then told that woman that when the girls of God come to meet you, then you should open your door only when they tell you the law of fasting on Shattila Ekadashi. The woman did the same and the Brahmani fasted on Shattila Ekadashi by the methods which Devkanya had said. Due to the effect of the fast, his hut was filled with food and money. Therefore, O Narada, consider it to be true that a person who observes fast on this Ekadashi and donates sesame seeds and food, attains liberation and prosperity, although there is no provision of fasting anywhere in our scriptures.

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