Shattila Ekadashi 2022 Date

Shattila Ekadashi 2022, Sat Tila Ekadasi

Shattila Ekadasi, also known as Shatthila Ekadashi or Tilda Ekadashi (means donate til seeds), or Magh Krishna Ekadashi, is one among the Ekadashi fasts observed by devot Hindus during the month of January/February. Sattila Ekadasi importance can be found in the Bhavisyotara Purana where Lord Krishna has also told this to Yudhishtira . Shattila Ekadasi date is January 28, 2022. As always, the day of Ekadashi is dedicated to the supreme Lord Vishnu and is marked on the 11th day of waning as well as waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar. The same rules apply to Shattila Ekadasi Fasting is with the other ekadasi fasting days.

Shattila Ekadashi Meaning

 Sat means six and tilla means sesame seeds or til seeds. Using Sesame seeds in the following six different ways on this day is considered highly auspicious and helps one in spiritual purification:

-Bathe in the water mixed with sesame seeds.
-Rub paste of sesame seeds on your body
-Offer into the fire these sesame seeds when performing Yagna
-Eat food that includes sesame seeds
-Offer tarpans to your ancestors with water mixed with Sesame seeds
-Donate the sesame seeds in charity or the poor, you can simply give the seeds - white/brown or can offer a til ladoo to the poor.

Importance/Significance of Shattila Ekadashi

tilasnAyI tilOdvarti tilahOmI tilOdaki |
tiladAta ca bhOktAca shattilAh pApanAshanAh ||

This Ekadashi day is given the name as Sat-Tila or Shattila ekadashi as it is considered that if one donates Til (Sesame) seeds on this ekadashi day, it will help in removing the sins he/she has committed. This Shattila Ekadashi helps in controlling one's senses, get rid of negativity like anger, ego, negative thoughts, any gossips and help in attaining salvation or moksha. The importance or significance of this ekadashi also holds true when one takes bath in water that has been mixed with til (sesame seeds) and also offer water mixed with sesame seeds to dead ancestors on this day of Shattila Ekadashi. These seasame seeds must be given in charity or feed the hungry with food made with til. Sat-tila Ekadasi occurs in winter season or Magh month in North Indian states and Paush in other regions. The food made with til or Sesame seeds is highly beneficial to the body when eaten. Rice or any food that has rice grains as ingredients must be avoided. Some people eat some sesame seeds on this day.

Shattila Ekadashi 2022 Date & Time

Shattila Ekadashi 2022 Date - 28th January 2022

Ekadashi Tithi starts - 02:16 AM on 28th January 2022
Ekadashi Tithi ends - 11:35 PM  on 28th January 2022

On 29th January, 2022, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) is from 07:11 AM to 09:20 AM.

Mantra for Arghya to Lord Vishnu

The following is the mantra to be chanted while offering Arghya to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi:

कृष्ण कृष्ण कृपालुस्त्वमगतीनां गतिर्भव ।
संसारार्णवमग्नानां प्रसीद पुरुषोत्तम ॥
नमस्ते पुण्डरीकाक्ष नमस्ते विश्वभावन ।
सुब्रह्मण्य नमस्तेSस्तु महापुरुष पूर्वज ॥
गृहाणार्ध्यं मया दत्तं लक्ष्म्या सह जगत्पते ।

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