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Jaya Ekadashi Importance, Story, Rituals, And Fasting

Jaya Ekadashi Importance, Story, Rituals, And Fasting


Jaya Ekadashi has a special significance in Hinduism. Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Magha menses is known as 'Jaya Ekadashi'. There are about 24 to 26 Ekadashi in a year and each Ekadashi has its own special importance, thus Jaya Ekadashi too. Lord Narayana is worshiped on the day of Jaya Ekadashi. Jaya Ekadashi is also known as 'Bhumi Ekadashi' and 'Bhishma Ekadashi' by some Hindu communities in South India, especially in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.


'Padma Purana' and 'Bhavishyothara Purana' have been told about the importance of Jaya Ekadashi. Lord Krishna had told Yudhishthira about the importance of Jaya Ekadashi, that by observing this fast one can get rid of the sin like 'Brahma Hatya'. The month of Magha is auspicious for the worship of Lord Shiva, hence Jaya Ekadashi is a very fateful for the devotees of both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.



Jaya Ekadashi 2025 Muhurat



Jaya Ekadashi 2025 on Saturday, 08 February 

Ekadashi Date Start - 07 February 2025 at 09:26 pm
Ekadashi Date Ends - 08 February 2025 at 08:15 pm

Jaya Ekadashi Paran Time - 09 February 2025 from 07:04 am to 09:17 am



Jaya Ekadashi Puja Method



On the day of Jaya Ekadashi's fast, get up in the Brahma Muhurta and pay obeisance to Lord Sri Hari Vishnu and resolve to fast. After this, after bathing with water containing Gangajal, do Aamchan and purify yourself. After this, worship Lord Shri Hari Vishnu and offer him yellow flowers, yellow fruits, yellow sweets, incense lamps, kumkum, sandal, incense sticks, etc. At the end of the day, perform Aarti and distribute Prasad.



Importance of Jaya Ekadashi



Lord Krishna had told Yudhishthira about the importance of Jaya Ekadashi, that this fast can also get rid of the sin like 'Brahma Hatya'. Jaya Ekadashi has been considered very auspicious. It is a religious belief that by fasting on this Ekadashi, a person becomes free from evil spirits like ghosts, ghosts, and vampires. By observing Jaya Ekadashi fast, a person gets virtue equivalent to Ashwamedha Yagya.



Jaya Ekadashi Fast Story



In ancient times, a festival was organized in Nandan Van, where sages and sages also came along with all the deities. A Gandharva singer named Malyavan and a dancer named Pushyavati were dancing at this festival. Pushyavati was fascinated by the form of Mallyawan and started trying to woo him. Whose influence was on Mallyawan, he too got attracted towards Pushyavati and forgot Surtal. Due to his music being rhythmless, the color of the festival started to fade, due to which Devraj Indra got angry and he sent both of them to the earth.


They both started living the life of vampires in the Himalayan forest in the land of death. He regretted his actions and was also saddened by this vampire life. Coincidentally, once on Jaya Ekadashi of Magh Shukla, both of them did not eat food, only consumed tuber root. He spent the night under a Peepal tree and repented of his mistake and vowed not to repeat the mistake further. After this, as soon as the morning came, he got freedom from vampire life. He did not realize that it was Jaya Ekadashi that day and unknowingly he observed Jaya Ekadashi fast. This is the reason that Lord Vishnu blessed them and both of them were freed from the vampire. When he saw Malyavan and Pushyavati coming to heaven, he asked with surprise, then he asked both of them about freedom from the curse. After this, he explained in detail the effect of fasting on Jaya Ekadashi. Since then it is believed that fasting on Jaya Ekadashi liberates people from sins.


Conclusion


Lord Krishna had told Yudhishthira about the importance of Jaya Ekadashi, that this fast can also get rid of the sin like 'Brahma Hatya'. Jaya Ekadashi has been considered very auspicious. It is a religious belief that by fasting on this Ekadashi, a person becomes free from evil spirits like ghosts, ghosts, and vampires. By observing Jaya Ekadashi fast, a person gets virtue equivalent to Ashwamedha Yagya.


According to mythology, on the day of Jaya Ekadashi, one should not bring any kind of malice in the pious mind and worship Lord Vishnu with a true heart. The feeling of malice, deceit, work, and lust should not be brought into the mind. Apart from this, reciting Narayan Stotra and Vishnu Sahasranama will prove to be very beneficial. By following this fast with complete rules and regulations, the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and Sri Hari Vishnu are showered. If you want detailed information about Jaya Ekadashi, then talk to astrologer.

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