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In the month of Magha according to the Hindu timetable, upon the arrival of Ekadasi, Bhishma Ekadasi is watched. It happens on the eleventh day of the lunar fortnight. The month of Magha happens to fall in the time of January and February according to the English datebook.
The Bhishma Ekadasi falls in the Uttarayana Punyakalam which has numerous favorable days committed to Bhishma like the Bhishma Ashtami and Bhishma Dwadasi. It is generally recognized that Bhishma picked this time of Uttarayana Punyakalam to leave his mortal loop and unite with the Supreme Soul. In the northern states of India on this specific day Jaya Ekadasi is watched.
The excellencies of watching Bhishma Ekadasi and its exceptional imperativeness of joined to Lord Vishnu is specified in various puranas including the Haribhakti Vilas. The Padma Purana and Skanda Purana likewise detail the noteworthiness of Ekadasi in subtle element.
According to the puranas, it is accepted that Bhishma uncovered the Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram to the Pandavas in the vicinity of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, on this day specific day while lying on the cot of shafts throughout the extraordinary war of Mahabharata. The Vishnu Sahastranama Stotram is a verse committed to Lord Vishnu holding his one thousand names.
Enthusiasts accept that listening to the Vishnu Sahastranama Stotram prompts Moksha, i.e. flexibility from the cycle of life. Staunch devotees quick upon the arrival of Bhishma Ekadasi. In the Hindu religion Ekadasi now imply a day to fasting. The propitious Upavaas (fasting) of Bhishma Ekadasi is essential as it is committed to Lord Vishnu. Aficionados refuse sustenance totally on this day.
It is generally held that the evil presence Mura discovered a spot for staying in a grain of rice, so that Lord Vishnu needed to show up as Ekadasi to eliminate him. That is the reason devotees quick upon the arrival of Ekadasi, and maintain a strategic distance from grains totally. The individuals who are unable to watch complete fasting, keep halfway fasting.