One day of Indira Ekadashi Shradh will satisfy the ancestors of seven generations

Ekadashi has special significance in Hinduism. Ekadashi comes twice in a month. Ekadashi falling in the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrav month is called Indira Ekadashi. This is the only Ekadashi which falls in Pitru Paksha. It is believed that fasting on this Ekadashi gives the same result as performing Shradh in Pitru Paksha. On the […]
 


One day of Indira Ekadashi Shradh will satisfy the ancestors of seven generations

Ekadashi has special significance in Hinduism. Ekadashi comes twice in a month. Ekadashi falling in the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrav month is called Indira Ekadashi. This is the only Ekadashi which falls in Pitru Paksha. It is believed that fasting on this Ekadashi gives the same result as performing Shradh in Pitru Paksha. On the day of Ekadashi, one gets satisfaction by donating to the ancestors of seven generations. Hence the fast of Indira Ekadashi becomes very special as compared to other Ekadashi fasts. Those who could not perform Shradh for their ancestors during Pitru Paksha due to some reason. They must observe the fast of Indira Ekadashi.

When to observe Indira Ekadashi fast?

This time the fast of Indira Ekadashi will be kept on 21st September 2022. Lord Vishnu is worshiped during Ekadashi fast. According to the Hindu calendar, the Ekadashi tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrav begins at 09:26 pm on Tuesday, 20 September and ends at 11:34 pm on the next day, Wednesday, 21 September.

Satisfy the father of seven generations

According to Padma Purana, seven generations of the ancestors of a person who observe this Ekadashi are satisfied. One who observes this Ekadashi fast gets salvation. One who observes a fast on Indira Ekadashi and worships Lord Vishnu duly, he attains Vaikuntha Dham. It is mentioned in the Puranas that as much as the merit is obtained by daughter donation and many years of penance, the same virtue is obtained only by fasting on Indira Ekadashi.

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