Vijaya Ekadashi Importance, Story, Rituals, And Fasting
It is written in the scriptures about the Vijaya Ekadashi fast that by observing this fast one gets more virtuous fruits than a gold donation, land donation, food donation, and cow donation, and ultimately one attains salvation.
The Ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month is known as Vijaya Ekadashi. Ekadashi date is very dear to Lord Vishnu, the protector of the world, who is going to take away all the sins. According to Padma Purana, Lord Shri Krishna explains the glory of Vijaya Ekadashi to Dharmaraj Yudhishthira and says that by observing this great virtuous fast, a person gets the fruit of Vajpayee Yagya, enemies are defeated and desired fruit is achieved.
Vijaya Ekadashi 2024 Date and Time
Wednesday, 06 March 2024
Ekadashi Date Begins: 06 March 2024 at 06:30 am
Ekadashi Date Ends: 07 March 2024 at 04:13 am
Importance of Vijaya Ekadashi
Waterless fasting on Vijaya Ekadashi and worshiping Lord Vishnu with complete rituals brings happiness, peace, and prosperity in the life of the person and ends the negativity in life. It is written in the scriptures about the Vijaya Ekadashi fast that by observing this fast one gets more virtuous fruits than a gold donation, land donation, food donation, and cow donation, and ultimately one attains salvation. If someone has enmity with you, then you must fast on Vijaya Ekadashi.
Vijaya Ekadashi Puja Method
On this day, the giver of all wishes and achievements, Lord Shri Narayan should be worshiped sitting on Sheshnag's bed in Kshirsagar. Make an altar in the northeast corner of the place of worship, keep seven paddies on it and place a water urn on it and decorate it with mango or Ashoka leaves. After that, after installing the idol or picture of Lord Vishnu, offer yellow flowers, seasonal fruits, basil, etc., and perform aarti of Lord Vishnu with incense lamp and camphor. It is considered very auspicious to donate lamps in the temple of Vishnuji on this day. On this day, the devotees of Hari should chant the mantra 'Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevay' of Yathashakti Vishnuji keeping in mind Shri Narayan, staying away from the feelings of blasphemy, deceit, greed, and malice.
Vijaya Ekadashi Fasting Story
According to mythology, during the Ramayana period, when Lord Shri Ram was going to attack Lanka with his monkey army, he had a huge challenge of crossing the vast ocean at that time. The sea was very big and it was not so easy to cross it; That's why they could not think of any way how to cross this sea. In the end, he asked for a way to climb Lanka from the sea itself but failed there too. Then he asked the sages for the solution, then they said that Shri Ram along with his monkey army should fast on Vijaya Ekadashi, it will definitely benefit him.
After listening to the words of the sages, Lord Rama observed Vijaya Ekadashi fast on the Ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month along with the Vanar Sena and worshiped Lord Vishnu with complete rituals. It is said that due to the effect of the Ekadashi fast, the way to go to Lanka by sea was prepared. With the virtue of the Vijaya Ekadashi fast, Shri Ram ji won over Ravana, and since then the Vijaya Ekadashi fast is very important. The fast of Vijaya Ekadashi also became famous among the common people and people started observing this fast for the success of any of their work.
Vijaya Ekadashi is celebrated every year 2 days before Maha Shivratri, according to beliefs, if Lord Vishnu is fasted and worshiped with a true heart, then all wishes are definitely fulfilled and there is no crisis in life. Like other Ekadashi, Vijaya Ekadashi is also dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Therefore, worship Lord Narayan on this day. Fast with fruits on this day. And wake up in the night. To get the complete result of the Ekadashi fast, it is necessary to know the worship method after talking to the astrologer. By observing this fast, the person can get victory over his enemies. Also, with the effect of this fast, the father and ancestors of the person go to heaven. This fast brings success in every work. And victory is achieved in every area of life.