Bhisma Ekadasi

SIGNIFICANCE OF BHEESHMA EKADASI was revealed in the month of Magha, according to lunar calendar, on the 11th day of waxing moon, that is sukla paksha ekadasi which comes exactly after 2 months of Githopadesa. Bheeshma Ekadasi is an auspicious occasion, the birth day of Sri Vishnu Sahasra Nama Sthothram. This sthothram was revealed to Pandavas by Bheeshmacharya when he was on the bed of arrows, after the Mahabharatha war. Lord Krishna revealed Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna. Though Arjuna was able to converse with Lord Krishna and clear many of his doubts, he couldn’t absorb it completely as-it-is from the view point of the Lord.Fortunately, Sanjaya who is televiewing and explaining the happenings of the war to the blind King Dhrutharashtra was able to view this upadesam also through whom Bhagavad Githa came into this world.