RangBhari Ekadashi 2022 Varanasi: A Day to Play Holi with Mahadev
The eleventh day of the waxing and waning moon of the lunar month is Ekadashi. Generally, 24 Ekadashi fall in a year. Though we worship Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu, the RangBhari Ekadashi 2022 in Varanasi is the only one that relates to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Ekadashi holds the same significance for Lord Vishnu as Pradosh holds for Lord Shiva. But on the occasion of Rangbhari Ekadashi in 2022, special worship of Lord Shiva and Mata Parwati is done.
People celebrate this colorful Ekadashi on Ekadashi Thithi falling in Shukla Paksha of Phalgun month. Amalaki Ekadashi, Amla Ekadashi and Amalaka Ekadashi are some of the other names of Rangbhari Ekadashi 2022.
The Significance of Ekadashi
Rangbhari Ekadashi has its unique significance. It relates to Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati. According to the belief, on this day, Baba Vishwanath brought Mata Gauri to Kashi for the first time after marriage. People welcomed Her with color and Gulal.
For this reason, on the day of Rangbhari Ekadashi, Baba Vishwanath and Mata Gaura are worshiped every year in Kashi.
On this day, people take out the idols of Baba Vishwanath and Mata Gaura’s idols throughout the city. They also welcome them with color and Gulal. Special pujas take place at Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
“I must say it is a mesmerizing and the most beautiful experience. I always visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple on Rang Bhari Ekadashi. For us, it is the time to play Holi with our Mahadev.” Jitendra, a resident, said.
Shashikala says, “Don’t miss this enchanting experience. Every direction resonates with ‘Har Har Mahadev.’ After all, we welcome Mahadev and Mata Gauri in Kashi. From this day, we officially celebrate Holi in Kashi.”
RangBhari Ekadashi 2022 Date
This year people will celebrate RangBhari Ekadashi in Varanasi on 14th March. Even though the Ekadashi tithi starts on 13th March, Udya Thithi will fall on 14th March.
The Ekadashi Thithi will start on Sunday 13th March, at 21 minutes past 10 in the morning (10:21 AM).
The Ekadashi Thithi will end on 14th March, Monday, 5 minutes past 12 o’clock in noon. (12:05 PM).
The auspicious time for RangBhari Ekadashi is between 12:07 PM to 12:54 PM on 14th March, Monday.
What is Special about RangBhari Ekadashi
This year on Rang Bhari Ekadashi Varanasi, a Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga forms, making it even more auspicious. According to the astrologers, this auspicious Yoga will start from 6:32 AM and last until 10: 08 PM. Pushya Nakshatra will also fall during this time.
On the day of RangBhari Ekadashi 2022 in Varanasi, it is advisable to get up early in Brahma Muhurat. Worship Mahadev and Mata Gauri with the ‘Om Namah Shivah’ chant to receive their blessings.