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Shayani Ekadashi

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Shayani Ekadashi (Sanskrit: शयनी एकादशी, romanized: Śayanī Ekādaśī, lit.'eleventh day of sleep'),[1] also known by various other names,[note 1] is the eleventh lunar day (Ekadashi) of the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month of Ashadha (June - July). This occasion is holy to Vaishnavas, the followers of the Hindu preserver deity, Vishnu, as it is regarded to be the day the deity's sleep commences.[2][3]

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Shayani Ekadashi
Sculpture of Vishnu sleeping upon his celestial serpent, Shesha
Also calledMaha-Ekadashi
Observed byHindus, especially Vaishnavas
SignificanceBeginning of the Chaturmasya
ObservancesPrayers and religious rituals, including puja to Vishnu; Pandharpur Yatra
Related toPrabodhini Ekadashi