Pasankusa Ekadasi is observed during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the Hindu month of Ashwin (September – October). Pasankusa Ekadashi 2014 date is October 4. The significance of this Ekadasi is mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana and was narrated to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna.
It is believed that observing Pasankusa Ekadasi will help in realizing one’s dreams. It is also said that observing Pashankusha fasting is equal to making numerous offerings.
On Pasankusa Ekadasi, Lord Vishnu is worshipped in the form of Ananta Padmanabha – reclining on Snake Ananta in the milky ocean.
All the usual rules associated with Ekadasi fasting is observed on the day. Those observing partial fast avoid grains and rice. Some Vishnu devotees do not sleep during night and read stories of Lord Vishnu.
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