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Yogini Ekadashi Vrat, read for importance and benefits of the fast

Yogini Ekadashi Vrat, read for importance and benefits of the fast
Written by Abhishek Rana

Yogini Ekadashi has one of the most auspicious days of the year. It is one of 24 Ekadashi’s that occur every year.  It falls in the ‘Ashadha’ month of the ‘Krishna Paksha’. The devotees of Hindu God, Lord Vishnu, fast on this eve, and it is believed that he goes to slumber on this day, also known as “Shayan”. It is also believed that Lord Vishnu is likely to grant your wishes if one gives grain and water to the priests. The devotees are also advised to chant “Vishnu Sahatranaam”, during the day. The myth attached to Yogini Ekdashi is that if a person observes fast for a day on the occasion, then it becomes equal to feeding eighty thousand Brahmins.

The day is also known to treat skin disease, if the person keeps a fast. Young, adult, and old devotees can observe the fast, there is no age restriction, or sex difference for the eve. Yogini Ekdashi is going to be celebrated on July 10 2018, from 5:34 AM to 8:19 in the evening.

The Ekadishi Thiti is timed at 11:30, 8 July 2018, and is going to end at 21: 27 on July 9 2018.  People pray to Lord Vishnu for a prosperous life, and good health for themselves and their families. The day is considered a very holy eve and has been popular among the hindu population for years. It also gives an opportunity for people to seek forgiveness for their mistakes and pray that the lord, who has stepped onto earth through the different avatars of Ram and Krishna, will provide them with a good future ahead. They also ask for a good year, and promise to be kind to others’ and have mercy every time they deal with someone who is less fortunate than they are. It is a day to remember the glory of Lord Vishnu and bow ones head in submission.

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Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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