Ekadashi (11th day) of Krishna Paksha (Waning Phase of the moon) during the month of Margashirsh is known as Utpanna Ekadashi, it is also known as Uttpatti Ekadashi.
It is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Vishnu over the demon “Murasura“. According to some legends, the birth of Ekadashi Matha took place on this day.
The main deities of Utpanna Ekadashi are Mata Ekadashi and Lord Vishnu.
Utpanna Ekadashi 2023 Date
Utpanna Ekadashi on 2023 is on Friday, December, 8. Ekadashi Tithi begins early morning on 8th December and ends in the early hours of 9th December.
The festival is celebrated on the same day but Hindu month names are called differently in different states.
In Tamilnadu, it falls in the month of Karthigai Masam or Aippasi. In Kerala, it is celebrated on Vrischika Masam or Thulam. whereas in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Telangana and Maharashtra it falls in the month of Karthika (Kartik).
***In Northern states, it falls in the month of Margashirsh, because they follow Purnimant Calendar.
Read more about Amant and Purnimant Calendars.
Rituals To Do On Utpanna Ekadashi
- Devotees offer prayers to the main deities of Utpanna Ekadashi.
- Observing Ekadashi Vrat.
- Fasting is observed by devotees on Utpanna Ekadashi until sunrise of Dwadashi (The next day i.e, the 12th day).
- Offering donations to Brahmins and the poor in the form of food, clothes, or any other life essentials.