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Yogini Ekadashi 2024: Welcome Good Health and Well-Being

By June 10, 2024No Comments
Yogini Ekadashi 2024_ Welcome Good Health and Well-Being

According to the Hindu calendar, every month has two Ekadashi, one of which falls on every 11th Tithi. One is observed during the Shukla Paksha and another during the Krishna Paksha. However, there’s one Ekadashi that stands out for its unique significance and rituals: The Yogini Ekadashi. This ekadashi, which falls after the Nirjala Ekadashi and before the Devshayani Ekadashi, is a fascinating observance that we are excited to introduce to you. 

So, let’s start by exploring more about Yogini Ekadashi, its dates, muhurat time, rituals, and significance. Also, below are the dates, times, and tithi so that you can be aware of the vrat timings for Yogini Ekadashi. Let’s get going! 


Yogini Ekadashi 2024 Date and Time 

  • Yogini Ekadashi Date: 2nd July, 2024 
  • Yogini Ekadashi Parana Time: 05:28 AM to 07:10 AM (3rd July, 2024) 
  • On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment: 07:10 AM
  • Ekadashi Tithi Begins: 10:26 AM on 1st July, 2024
  • Ekadashi Tithi Ends: 08:42 AM on 2nd July, 2024

Yogini Ekadashi Meaning 

Yogini Ekadashi, also known as Ashadha Krishna Ekadashi, is a widely observed Ekadashi that falls in the second half when the Moon wanes or during the dark lunar fortnight. It is usually celebrated during the Krishna Paksha Tithi in Ashadha Month. However, in some cultures, there can be differences due to the calendar individuals follow. 

For example, according to the South Indian calendar, Yogini Ekadashi is celebrated during the Krishna Paksha of Jyaishtha. On the other hand, according to the North Indian Calander, it is celebrated during the Krishna Paksha of Ashadha Month. 

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Significance of Yogini Ekadashi 

According to Padma Puran, the significance of Yogini Ekadashi is vast and mystical. This Ekadashi, which falls during the dark fortnight, is believed to help natives get rid of minor health issues and diseases. This day is especially dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his fifth avatar, Lord Vamana. It is believed that devotees who observe the fast of Yogini Ekadashi will be blessed with good health, prosperity, abundance, and overall well-being. 

Moreover, the Yogini Ekadashi is also considered significant because it has the power to overcome all evil energies and enemies and helps get rid of all past wrongdoings. Not only that, feeding Brahmins is considered very auspicious in the Hindu religion. Observing the Yogini Ekadashi Vrat allows devotees to gain the benefit of feeding 88,000 Brahmins. This Ekadashi has the power to help devotion attain salvation or Moksha from all the things that they want to get rid of in their present life. 

Yogini Ekadashi Vrat Katha

The mythological story of Yogini Ekadashi starts with Lord Krishna narrating the significance of Yogini Ekadashi Vrat to Dharmaraj Yudhishthir. Once, there lived a king named Kubera in the city of Alkapuri. He was the ruler of the Yakshas and a true devotee of Lord Shiva. He had a personal servant who was also a gardener named Hemmali. His job was to pluck flowers from the Mansarovar every day and give them to the king for the worship of Lord Shiva. 

Moreover, the gardener, Hemmali, has a beautiful wife named Vishalakshi. So, one morning, Hemmali gave in to his desires and decided to spend time with his wife instead of bringing the flowers to Kubera. When he did not receive the flowers for worship, King Kubera got very angry and thus sent one of his servants to look for Hemmali. The servant returned back to the palace and informed the king of the reason for his negligence. 

Hearing this, the king got more annoyed and asked Hemmali to appear before Kubera. The king told Hemmali that by neglecting his duty of plucking flowers for Lord Shiva’s Worship, he disrespected the Lord. So, as a punishment, King Kubera cursed him with white leprosy (a Skin Disorder), which separated him from his wife. 

The Power of Fasting on the Day of Yogini Ekadashi 

Continuing the story about Hemmali, who was suffering from white leprosy and was in utter pain and despair, he reached the ashram of Sage Markandeya. Out of helplessness, Hemmali bowed down on his knees and begged Rishi Markandeya to explain the situation. Rishi felt pity and was impressed that he spoke the truth and told everything honestly. Rishi Muni advised Hemmali to observe the Yogini ekadashi fasting with utmost devotion. 

Hearing Sage Markandeya’s advice, Hemmali started observing the Yogini Ekadashi fast with devotion. As a result, he was cured of his illness and reunited with his wife, living happily ever after. This story greatly highlights the importance of Yogini Ekadashi vrat and the magical power of this Ekadashi. 

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Rituals Of Yogini Ekadashi Vrat and Puja Vidhi 

Here are the things you must keep in mind if you are performing the Yogini Ekadashi Puja or vrat. So, let’s begin. 

  • The first thing is that if you are observing the Yogini Ekadashi Vrat, your vrat will start from the Dashami Tithi (10th day) and will end on the Dwadashi Tithi (12th day). So, it will be a three-day fast. 
  • Secondly, take a bath early morning before sunrise and perform all the rituals. You can also make a paste of mud and sesame seeds to purify your body. 
  • You can keep an intermediate fast and eat only satvik foods during this ekadashi. 
  • Also, you must not pluck flowers on the day of the yogini ekadashi. 
  • You will need an incense stick, Deepak (lamp), water container with Ganga Jal and Tulsi Leaves. 
  • You must prepare a special bhog for Lord Vishnu on the 11th day of Krishna Paksha Tithi on Yogini Ekadashi. After the rituals, the bhog or prasad must be disturbed among all the devotees. 
  • The fast observers and devotees must avoid sleeping on the day of Ekadashi and must chant the Vishnu Sahasranama all night to gain the most benefits. 
  • On the 12th day, Dwadashi, before breaking the fast, you can donate and engage in charity work so that you can reap the full benefits of the Yogini Ekadashi. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

1. What is Yogini Ekadashi?

Yogini Ekadashi is one of the most significant Ekadashi, and it is celebrated after the Nirjala Ekadashi and before the Devshayani Ekadashi. This Ekadashi is believed to be quite rewarding and removes all past sins and bad deeds.

2. When does Yogini Ekadashi fall?

According to the Hindu calendar, Yogini Ekadashi falls on the 11th day (a dark lunar fortnight or the waning moon) of the Krishna Paksha of the Ashadha month.

3. Is Yogini Ekadashi considered significant?

The Yogini Ekadashi is considered very auspicious and significant. Even Lord Krishna explains the importance of this Ekadashi to Dharmaraj Yudhishthir, saying that it is famous across all three realms and that observing it helps in cleansing sins.

4. What are the benefits of Yogini Ekadashi?

Some of the special benefits of Yogini Ekadashi are good health, prosperity and abundance, salvation and Mosksha from all the past deeds.

5. What mantras to chant during Yogini Ekadashi?

Chanting all the Lord Vishnu’s mantras, such as the Vishnu Gayatri Mantra or Vishnu Sahasranama, while staying up all night, can help devotees gain blessings and rewards during Yogini Ekadashi.

6. What are the fasting rules for Yogini Ekadashi?

The fasting rules for Yogini Ekadashi include refraining from grains, beans, and cereals. Some people also fast from water and consume only fruits and milk. It is also common to stay awake all night and perform prayers and meditation.

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Sonali Prasad

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