Ashunya Shayana Vrat
Ashunya Shayana Vrat is observed on Krishna paksha Dwitiya tithi of Shravana month in North Indian panchang. It overlaps with Ashadha Krishna dwitiya on Marathi, Gujarathi , Telugu calendars. This vrat is dedicated to Lord Vishu and his consort Goddess Lakshmi. Some devotees observe this vrat in Karthika month as well. It is also called as Ashunya Shayan Dwitiya Vrat.
Ashunya Shayana Vrat 2023
Tue , 4th Jul 2023
Ashunya Shayan Dwitiya Vrat marks the day Lord Vishnu goes into yoga nidra in Ksheera Sagara- ocean of Milk. On this day, the divine couple- Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi are worshipped by married couple for marital bliss and welfare. It is believed that the divine couple fulfil all their devotee’s wishes on this day.
Lord Vishnu is the saviour, guardian, protector of wealth and life forms on earth while Lakshmi is the Goddess of Wealth and fortune. This vrat worships both Lakshmi and Vishnu who can bless us with boons of luxury, prosperity, abundance, good luck, material, and spiritual prosperity; In this vrat, the Lord is worshipped in the sayana avatar along with His consort Goddess Lakshmi in his abode, called Vaikunta.. He holds a a conch, mace, lotus and the Sudarshana Chakra. Lakshmi looks calm and happy with a pleasant smile, adorned in beautiful jewellery. This vrat pleases Lord and lakshmi who can promote luck and provide protection to the complete family along with constant harmony and cordial relationships
On the day of the vrat, both men and women observe fast for their long, healthy and happy life. Devotees wake up in the ‘Brahma Muhurtha’, the time between 4.30-6.30AM. After physical purification, the house is cleaned and decorated along with setting up the pooja altar. Install a picture or idol of Lord Vishnu with Goddess Lakshmi in Ksheer Sagara at the pooja altar. offer water, incense, flowers, Ghee lamp, Aarti followed by naivedya. Devotees and married couples visit a Lakshmi or a Devi temple in the evening for Archana. We can also donate for a cause of our choice on this auspicious day. Recite Vishnu Sahasranama and Lakshmi Stotra during pooja. Chant the following mantras,
Gaganagan Sandeep Kshirabdhi mathnodbhava.
BhabhasitaAshoonashayane Vishnu Devo Namostute.
—Padmapuran, the second part, the fourteenth chapter, the 187th mantra.
Lakshmya na shunyam varad yatha te shayanam
Shayya Mamapyashunastu Tatra Madhusudhana.
Ashunya Shayana Vrat festival dates between 2019 & 2029
Thursday, 18th of July
Monday, 6th of July
Sunday, 25th of July
Thursday, 14th of July
Tuesday, 4th of July
Monday, 22nd of July
Saturday, 12th of July
Thursday, 30th of July
Monday, 19th of July
Saturday, 8th of July
Thursday, 26th of July