Significance of Mohini Ekadashi 2021
Mohini Ekadashi occurs on the Ekadashi (11th day) during the Shukla Paksha (the light fortnight of the moon) during the months of April-May, according to the Gregorian calendar. Mohini Ekadashi is celebrated by all Hindus as a festival to wipe out all one’s mistakes in the past. According to Indian custom, Mohini is the name granted to the disguised form of the Lord Vishnu after the Lord emerged in this form on the Ekadashi tithi, and that day was thereby celebrated as “Mohini Ekadashi”. This Ekadashi is observed in the month of Vaisakha in the Northern part of India and adjoining parts, but according to the Tamil calendar it falls during the month of Chithirai, which is in the Jyestho month in the Bengal calendar and in the Malayalam calendar it falls during the month of Edava. Hindu worshipers practice this Ekadashi as a way of receiving divine blessings.
Meaning of Mohini Ekadashi .
It is proposed that observing the Mohini Ekadashi fast will provide one with positive merits that are difficult to win on pilgrimages or charity. One who follows the swift gets more merit than a thousand individuals who contribute to charity. The actor of the beloved vrat achieves a realized state of liberation from the routine of life and death. Mohini Ekadashi takes on exceptional meaning for Hindu mythology. One may also find more detail regarding the importance of Mohini Ekadashi in the “Surya Purana.”
Mohini Ekadashi 2021 Date:
Mohini Ekadashi falls on May 23 ( Sunday )
Stories of Mohini Ekadash: Mohini Ekadashi.
Hindu mythology states that on Mohini Ekadashi day, Lord Vishnu had assumed the shape of Mohini. Amrit came out during the churning of the seas, and a conflict occurred between the devas and the daityas about who could eat it. Vishnu assumed the shape of Mohini. Daityas were so enamored by Mohini’s appearance that they kept admiring her. This is why Mohini Ekadashi is celebrated. Ramzan was observed by Shri Ram in the form of Mohini, and by Yudhishthira during the Mahabharata era. As a result, their pains and sufferings vanished. Tell us about Mohini Ekadashi and Vrat and Vidhi.
Legends of Mohini Ekadashi:
According to the Indian mythology, there was a location known as Bhadravati, which was governed by Chandravanshi King Dhrutimaan. He was devout and worshiped Lord Vishnu. Sumana had 5 sons, Sadbuddhi, Medhavi, Sukruti and Dhrishtabuddhi. The king’s fifth son was a sinner. He had sinful sexual intercourse with women, gambled, and drank alcohol. This forced the king to leave him. After that, Dhrishtabuddhi survived by selling his ornaments and clothing. Everything he could do was walk about thirsty and hungrily. So he turned to theft and hence was incarcerated. Owing to Dhrishtabuddhi’s conduct, he was banished. Thus, he stayed in a forest and slaughtered animals to survive. Dhrishtabuddhi was distressed with thirst and hunger.
Sage Vashishtha was swimming in the river Ganga at the period. Dhrishtabuddhi and his mother were splashed with wet clothes and they formed common sense. The Sage then admitted all his sins to the lord, then prayed to Heaven to rescue him from his sins. As such, Sage Kaundinya recommended Dhrishtabuddhi to observe a Shukla Paksha Ekadashi to cleanse all his sins. After Ekadashi Vrat, Dhrishtabuddhi was willing to wipe away all his sins. After days of storm, Vishnu Lok is observed. The more you practice Mahashivrat, the more liberated you become from materialism. Reciting and listening to the importance of Mohini Ekadashi Vrat would have the same advantages as donating a thousand cows.
Tithi Akshaya Ekadashi.
The person observing Mohini Ekadashi should follow the last night’s rituals (i.e. 10th Lunar Night). He/she can wake up before dawn, apply Til on the body and soak in clear water. You must mount a Kalash, then worship deities of Lord Vishnu and Lord Ram. Light a lamp and incense sticks, then give fruits and flowers. Offer ‘Prasad’ and give ‘Dakshina’ to Brahmins. Also, be spiritual at night, and sleep close to God’s idol.
Don’t do on Mohini Ekadashi.
- Don’t consume rice and barley on Ekadashi. That’s a mistake and even breaks all the good deeds.
- Do not eat food provided by others to prevent some bad karmas.
- Eat meat and drink alcohol on Ekadashi, as this will raise bad thoughts in your head.
- On Ekadashi day, don’t get upset, abusive, or critical. Don’t steal, either.
- Avoid love, and abstain from eating on Ekadashi day.