According to the Malayalam calendar, the Ekadashi of the month of Scorpio is celebrated as Guruvayur Ekadashi. Read this article to know the religious significance and auspicious time of this auspicious festival of South India.
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Guruvayur Ekadashi 2022:According to the Panchang, the Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of the month of Margashirsha is celebrated as Mokshada Ekadashi in North India, whereas in South India, especially in Kerala, it is celebrated as Guruvayur Ekadashi. According to the Malayalam calendar, this auspicious festival falls on the Ekadashi day of the Shukla Paksha of the month of Scorpio. On this date, which is considered very sacred, the famous Guruvayur Srikrishna temple in Kerala is celebrated with great pomp and show. This temple of South India is also known as Swami Guruvayurappan Dham. Let us know in detail the religious importance of worshiping Guruvayur Ekadashi and the auspicious time etc.
Auspicious time for Guruvayoor Ekadashi
According to the Panchang, this year, the Ekadashi date of Shukla Paksha of Marshish month will start from 05:39 am on 03 December 2022 and will remain till 05:34 am on 04 December 2022. According to Panchang, Guruvayur Ekadashi will be celebrated on 04 December 2022 this year and Paran can be done on 05 December 2022 between 06:59 am to 09:04 am. However, according to the Devaswom Board, Guruvayur Ekadashi will be celebrated on both 3 and 4 December 2022.
Religious Significance of Guruvayur Temple
The Guruvayur temple in Kerala dedicated to Lord Krishna is also known as Swami Guruvayurappan Dham. Where special worship and a grand procession of elephants are taken out during Guruvayur Ekadashi. Guruvayur Temple is also known as Dwarka of South India, where people from India and abroad reach for darshan and worship. It is noteworthy that recently, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani went to this temple and offered a check of Rs 1 crore 51 lakh at the feet of God along with special worship.
Story of Guruvayur Temple
The presiding deity of the Guruvayur temple is Vishnu, who is worshiped here in the form of his incarnation Krishna. Lord Krishna is called Guruvayurappan by the local people. There is a story about the idol of Lord Krishna in this temple that once when there was a lot of flood in Dwarka, the god Brihaspati found this floating idol of Lord Krishna in it. Whom he saved with the help of Pawan Devta. After this, when he reached Kerala in search of a suitable place to install it, Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati appeared here and asked him to install the idol here. After this, Devguru Brihaspati and Pawan Devta anointed the idol with rituals and established its life here. Since then this place is known as ‘Guruvayur’ Dham.
(The information given here is based on religious beliefs and public beliefs, there is no scientific evidence for it. It has been presented here keeping in mind the general public interest.)