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Yogini Ekadashi falls on the Ekadashi tithi of Krishna Paksha of Ashadha month. It comes after Nirjala Ekadashi and before Devshayani Ekadashi.
You Should Know: Ekadashi Dates 2021
In 2021, Yogini Ekadashi falls on Monday, 05 July. It is believed that observing fast on this day attains the grace of Lord Vishnu.
On the day of Yogini Ekadashi, get up before sunrise and clean the house. After this, take daily work and bath and offer water to the sun. Cleanse the place of worship with Ganges water and decorate it with the favorite things of Lord Vishnu. After this, offer yellow clothes, yellow flowers, and sweetmeats to Lord Vishnu and start the fast by burning incense. The yellow color of Lord Vishnu is very dear. Therefore, offer them only yellow-colored offerings. On the day of Ekadashi, avoid the consumption of rice.
By fasting on Yogini Ekadashi, all sins are eradicated and there is prosperity and joy in life. Fasting on Yogini Ekadashi leads to the attainment of heaven. Yogini Ekadashi is famous in all three worlds. It is believed that fasting Yogini Ekadashi is equivalent to feeding eighty-eight thousand Brahmins.
Yogini Ekadashi has special significance in Hinduism. On this day, Shri Hari Vishnu is worshiped and the law of worship of Peepal tree. It is believed that by fasting on this day, all sins of the crates are washed away and they enjoy all the pleasures of this world and attain heaven. According to mythological beliefs, a gardener named Hem had developed leprosy due to a curse. A sage advised him to observe the fast of Yogini Ekadashi. The leprosy of that gardener was cured by the fast, and since then, this day has become so important.
A king named Kubera lived in the city of heaven called Alkapuri. He was a Shiva devotee, so he used to worship Shiva daily. A gardener named Hem used to bring flowers to Shiva to worship him. Hem had a beautiful wife named Vishalakshi. One day, he came with flowers from Mansarovar, but due to being a worker, he began to humor, humor, and delight his woman. Here the king kept looking for flowers till his afternoon. In the end, King Kubera ordered the servants to go and find out the reason for not coming to the gardener, because he has not yet brought the flowers of worship. The servants said that Maharaj, a sinner, and a transgressor, must be humor and humor with his wife. Hearing this, Kubera got angry and called him. Hem Mali appeared before him trembling with fear of the king. King Kubera got angry and said- 'Hey sinner! Despicable! Kami! You have disrespected my venerable Devadidev Mahadev, so I curse you right now that you will bear the wife's separation and go to the death of death and become a leper. Gone. As soon as he came to the earth, his body became white leprosy. His wife also disappeared at the same time. After coming to the land of death, the gardener suffered great sorrow, wandering in the terrible forest without wandering without food and water.