Yogini Ekadashi is the ekadashi tithi of Krishna paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Ashadha, which is devoted to Lord Vishnu. Yogini ekadashi vrat is the vrat or fast practised by Vishnu followers on this day. After Nirjala Ekadashi (Jyeshta shukla paksha ekadashi) and before Dev Shayini Ekadashi, comes Yogini Ekadashi (Ashadha shukla paksha).
Anyone, young or old, can observe the Yogini ekadashi fast, which is for those who want to avoid disease or health concerns. This fast is very beneficial for persons suffering from skin diseases, such as leprosy. This vrat, like many other Ekadashi fasts, is extremely fulfilling, removing all previous sins and evil deeds while also promoting good health.
RITUALS OF YOGINI EKADASHI VART
Yogini Ekadashi worship and fast begins on dashami tithi (the tenth day of the Hindu calendar) and lasts till dwadashi tithi (the twelfth day of the Hindu calendar). This vrat requires complete abstinence from tamasic foods and the adoption of a satvik diet. In addition, he or she should refrain from all bodily pleasures. While bringing flowers and sweets to Lord Vishnu’s portrait or idol, the devotee should think positively and pray for his or her well-being.
Other puja materials to be offered to the God include an incense stick, a deepak (light), a water container, and a bell. Tulsi leaves should be purchased the day before Ekadashi to avoid having to pluck them on the day of Ekadashi. It is offered to Lord Vishnu by all worshippers. On this day, it is also considered auspicious to work on a Peepal tree.
Even if they are not fasting, other family members can participate in the puja by singing the bhajans and aarti loudly for the family’s health and happiness.
After the puja, everyone is served prasad, which should consist of either sweets or fruits.
The fast observer must remember to consume only one or two meals without grains or salt. He or she must refrain from consuming excessive amounts of water.
The next day, at sunrise, the devotee offers devotion to the Lord, lights a lamp, and distributes prasad (sweets), bringing his or her fast to an end.
IMPORTANCE OF YOGINI EKADASHI VART
Yogini Ekadashi, like the other Ekadashi fasts, is extremely important to Hindus all over the world. According to the Padma Puran, those who observe the Yogini Ekadashi ceremonies will have good health, prosperity, and a happy life.
This fast occurs once a year and has the same impact as serving and feeding 80,000 brahmins.
If the fast and puja are strictly observed, Yogini Ekadashi has a significant impact on one’s life. The fast, like all other Ekadashi fasts, begins at sunrise and lasts till sunrise the next day. The vrat observer should avoid eating any cereal or grain, such as wheat, barley, or rice.
Food should be prepared separately and without salt. He or she should bathe before the morning on the day of yogini Ekadashi. It is also necessary to keep oneself clean all day and perform Lord Vishnu hymns. According to the fast, the devotee must stay awake all night and pray to Lord Vishnu for good health.
DATE AND PANCHANG
Date: 24 June 2022
Sunrise: 24 June, 2022 05:46 AM.
Sunset: 24 June, 2022 07:11 PM.
Tithi: Ekadashi upto 23:15
Nakshatra: Ashwini upto 08:04
Yoga: Sukarman upto 29:10
First Karana: Bava upto 10:25
Second Karana: Baalava upto 23:15