Yogini Ekadashi Vrat Katha: By reading the story of this fast, one gets the virtue of providing food to 88 thousand brahmins!

Ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha of Ashadha month ( Ekadashi 2022 It is known as Yogini Ekadashi. The scriptures give different meanings to the 24 Ekadashis of the year. It is said about Yogini Ekadashi that this Ekadashi destroys all the sins of a person. This Ekadashi of fasting rules By following it, a person […]
 


Yogini Ekadashi Vrat Katha: By reading the story of this fast, one gets the virtue of providing food to 88 thousand brahmins!

Ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha of Ashadha month ( Ekadashi 2022 It is known as Yogini Ekadashi. The scriptures give different meanings to the 24 Ekadashis of the year. It is said about Yogini Ekadashi that this Ekadashi destroys all the sins of a person. This Ekadashi of fasting rules By following it, a person enjoys all the pleasures of the world and attains liberation in the hereafter. Today is Yogini Ekadashi. If you cannot observe the Yogini Ekadashi fast, then worship Narayan in a proper way and at least read or listen to the Yogini Ekadashi fast. It is said that by reading or listening to the story of this Ekadashi fast, 88 thousand Brahmins get the virtue of providing food. Know here the story of Yogini Ekadashi fast.

Yogini Ekadashi fasting story

Once during the Mahabharata period, Dharmaraja Yudhishthira said to Lord Krishna: O Trilokinath! Have heard the story of Nirjala Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month, now tell the story of Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha of Ashadha month and its importance. Then Shri Krishna said that O Dharmaraja, the Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha of Ashadh month is called Yogini Ekadashi. This Ekadashi ends all the sins of a person. This Ekadashi bestows a person with all the pleasures in this life as well as salvation in the life after death.

According to legend, a village called Alkapuri was once ruled by a king named Kubera. He was a devotee of Shiva and had a servant named Hemali. Hemmali used to bring flowers every day for the worship of the king. Hemali was also of a sensual nature. One day when he saw his wife Vishalakshi taking a bath in Mansarovar, he got excited and started having fun with her. It was late afternoon and he had forgotten to collect flowers for the puja. After waiting till noon, the king became enraged and asked the other servants to find Hemmali. When the servants saw Hemali having fun with his wife, they informed the king.

Then the king ordered him to appear. When Hemamali appeared before the king, the king cursed her that she has insulted my Shiva because of lust, now you will bear the separation of a woman and live as a swallow in the world of death. Hemali’s life became hell under the influence of Kubera. After suffering for a long time, one day he reached the hermitage of Rishi Markandeya.

Hemali bowed to him and fell at his feet. Then Sage Markandeya asked him, “What have you done that you had to bear this pain?” Then he said that I have insulted Shiva by getting caught in the pleasure of cohabiting with his wife. That’s why I am facing this punishment today. Hemali said to the sage, “Please tell me the way out of this crisis.”

Then the Markandeya sage said that you should observe the Ekadashi fast of a yogi of Krishna Paksha for eighty months, by this all your sins will be destroyed. Hemmali was very happy after listening to Maharishi and started observing Yogini Ekadashi methodically. The effect of the fast was to destroy all his sins and he returned to his old form and lived happily with his wife.

Auspicious time of Yogini Ekadashi

Yogini Ekadashi Tithi will start from 9.41 pm on 23rd June and will end on 24th June at 11.12 pm. According to the date of rise, this fast will be kept on June 24. The fast will be broken on June 25 from 5.41 am to 8.12 am.