Yogini Ekadashi festival is the most important Ekadashi fast as it helps in getting rid of various disorders and diseases. By observing this vrat, devotees would be glorified with good health and well being. Lord Krishna puja is done on this day. One is blessed with good health and well being. On this Ekadashi falls in the Krishna Paksha amid the long stretch of Ashadha. According to Hindu convictions, Yogini Ekadashi is the most critical Ekadashi to get rid of any kind of ailments. By taking this vrat, devotees would be honored with great wellbeing and prosperity. Likewise, recognition of Yogini Ekadashi is known to recover an individual from sins and bad deeds and help in achieving salvation.
The legend behind Yogini Ekadashi festival
Legends portray the tale of a gardener, and his wonderful spouse, Swarupavati. They worked under Kuvera, King of Alakapuri, who was a devout lover of Lord Shiva. Consistently, the nursery worker would gather blossoms from Manasarovar Lake and give them to the lord to the Shiva Puja. The gardener was exceptionally pulled in to his better half. Henceforth, at some point, he remained back with spouse disregarding his obligations. He couldn’t convey blossoms to the ruler. Ruler found that Gardener was investing energy with his spouse as opposed to satisfying his obligation of gathering blossoms. The nursery worker was brought to the court. He asked for absolution. The lord reviled him with experiencing infection and be isolated from his significant other. The plant specialist was tossed out of the royal residence, and he got burdened with leprosy. He meandered through the woodlands for quite a long time. One day he achieved the ashram of Sage Markandeya. He portrayed his story to the sage. The sage exhorted him to take fast on Yogini Ekadashi and dispose of the hazardous contamination and get free from the curse. The gardener took the vrat and came back to his normal appearance. In this way, he was able to rejoin with his better half and carry on with an amazing remainder cheerfully.
Rituals and Fasting during Yogini Ekadashi
The puja and quick of Yogini Ekadashi festival begin from the tenth day, and it keeps on going till the 12th day. The devotee ought to worship God for prosperity to Lord Vishnu with a positive mind. Offer desserts, incense stick, profound (light), water compartment and chime to the God. Tulsi leaves must be purchased on the earlier day with the goal that one doesn’t need to pluck it on Ekadashi. All the family members can likewise participate in the puja regardless of whether they are not fasting. Sing the bhajans and Aarti in acclaim for Lord. After the culmination of puja, Prasad is distributed among all devotees. Prasad should comprise of either fruits or sweets. The devotees can expend a couple of suppers without grains and salt. Devotees must abstain from drinking water too habitually. On the following day, lovers must offer supplication to the Lord, and lit a light, alongside distributing prasad (desserts), which finishes his/her vrat.Yogini Ekadashi Festival by Acharya Dharam Shastri