On the eleventh day of the month of Krishna Pasha, the festival of Saphala Ekadashi is celebrated in Hindu religion. According to the English calendar it will be the last Ekadashi of the year. It is recognized that by fasting on this day of Ekadashi, the results of the penance of all Ekadashi get a reward by Lord Vishnu. On the day of Safla or Saphala Ekadashi, the worship of Lord Vishnu in the form of Lord Narayana is recognized. There is also the belief donating food and other things to the Brahmans after worship Lord Narayana brings blessings. Many people stay awake all night on Ekadashi and perform kirtan or Jagarn. It is believed that those who observe fast on this day are successful in all the tasks. The fast of Ekadashi is known for washing away all the sins for many generations.
Saphala Ekadashi Vrat Katha
According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that there was a king named Mahishman, he had four sons. Lumpk was the eldest son of the king. He used to do bad things and used to waste his father’s money. Along with this, he used to disturb the Brahmins. When his father came to know about it, he dishonored Lumpk from his kingdom. In a result to it Lumpk refused to understand anything and decided to steal in the city.
Mahishman’s soldiers tried to catching him as sins were increasing. He was brought to live in forest where he lived under a peepal tree. On the tenth day of the month of Paush according to Hindu calendar, he fell unconscious from the cold. The next day when he sensed, due to weakness, he did not eat anything and put the fruits near him in the root of Peepal.
Unknowingly, the fast of Ekadashi was completed from Lumpk. With this God was pleased and forgave all his sins. When he realized his mistake, he apologized to his father. The King Mahishman forgave his son.