ll Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya ll

ll ‘ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय’ ll

The moment has arrived again, to rejuvenate, refresh and review divine emotions with Yogini Ekadashi Vrat Katha. Recite the above mantra and connect to Hindu God Krishna on the upcoming Yogini Ekadashi 2024.

Krishna Playing Flute
Krishna Playing Flute

Namaste!

Welcome to the oasis of delightful readings at www.onindianpath.com. Let’s unfold the facts about another marvellous Ekadashi – Yogini Ekadashi 2024.

About Ekadashi

In Hinduism, there is an immense importance of Ekadashi. It is a day of fasting that begins from the night of Dashmi tithi and continues till Dwadash tithi till Paran time. It is basically the eleventh day of the lunar calendar that falls twice a month during the waxing and waning moon.

Moreover, Ekadashi is valuable not only spiritually but also scientifically. Now, numerous studies and research have shown that the veiled facts about Ekadashi are accepted by science too. The position of the moon has an influence on the minds of humans.

Yogini Ekadashi 2024

We are back with the updates on the upcoming Yogini Ekadashi 2024. This Yogini Ekadashi falls in the Krishna Paksha of Ashadha month. Yogini Ekadashi 2024 is dedicated to the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Brahman Vamana. Fasting observed on this day by devotees of the Hindu God Vishnu is known as Yogini Ekadashi vrat.

Story of Yogini Ekadashi 2024 Vrat

Once King Yudhisthira requested Lord Krishna to narrate the story or katha of Yogini Ekadashi 2023 vrat. Lord Krishna began by highlighting the value of Yogini Ekadashi in all Lokas

As mentioned in Puranas, king Kuber ruled the kingdom of Alkapuri. Kuber was a devotee of Lord Shiva. Hemamali was in his service and had a beautiful wife named Vishalakshi. Hemamali was a Yaksha who used to bring flowers to worship. 

One day when he was getting flowers for the worship, he did not go to the King’s court. He went to his wife and spent time with her. He forgot to reach the kingdom with flowers on time.

And here, King was waiting for him till afternoon. After that King Kuber was very angry and ordered his sevaks to look for Hemamali. Sevaks went in search of Hemamali who was enjoying it with his wife. Sevaks informed this to King Kuber. 

Subsequently, Hemamali was brought to the king’s court. Hemamali was extremely afraid of the king’s anger. King Kuber shouted at Hemamali for spoiling his worship of Lord Shiva. King Kuber shouted at Hemamali for spoiling his worship of Lord Shiva. King then cursed Hemamali to get parted from his wife and suffer a painful disease.  

Instantly, he came to earth and started living a painful life. But, by Lord Shiva’s grace, his memory was not erased and he remembered his previous life.

Now, while living a painful life he remembered his sinful deed. He then started heading towards Mt. Himachal.  

Along with all suffering he reached the cottage of Sage Markandeya. The charisma of the sage was truly divine and the aura inside his cottage seemed to be like Brahma lok itself.

Further, he went to the sage and explained all his sufferings. He told them about past acts, curses, and diseases to the sage. On hearing Hemamali, sage Markandeya advised him to observe Yogini Ekadashi vrat.

So, Hemamali observed Yogini Ekadashi vrat with all the rituals of Ekadashi. As a result of the vrat (fasting), all the sins of Hemamali disappeared. Later, after the vrat Hemamali got back to his original personality and got rid of the cursed disease. He also got back to his wife and lived a happy life thereafter.

At last, Lord Krishna expressed that the result of Yogini Ekadashi vrat is equivalent to feeding 88000 Brahmins. Moreover, devotees become liable to heaven and attain salvation.

Benefits of Yogini Ekadashi

Here are some of the benefits of observing Yogini Ekadashi. 

  • Devotees get the blessings of beloved Lord Krishna. 
  • Yogini Ekadashi vrat provides moksha and is the gateway to heaven and worldly pleasures in life on earth. 
  • It also gets devotees rid of sins and evil deeds. 
  • Purifies the soul and the opportunity for spiritual growth.
  • It is the path toward spiritual bliss, success, and happy life. 
  • By doing charity and chants (daan, jap, punya) one can fulfill their wishes.
  • Another benefit of observing Yogini Ekadashi vrat is the cure of disease. It is also beneficial in improving health to a large extent. 

What to eat on Ekadashi

Fasting in Hinduism is an integral part that must be done according to capacity and possibility. Further, food must be cooked in cow ghee and use of only rock salt is preferred as it is considered pure. Additionally, rice is a warning on Ekadashi tithi. In fact, it is believed that even non-followers or people who are not observing Ekadashi fast should not intake rice. It is strictly prohibited according to the Hindu texts.

Now, here are a few ways you can keep fast. 

Only water intake: It is actually challenging to rely on only jalahar, that is water. 

Only fruit intake: Another interesting way is to do only falahar which is fruit intake.

Ksheerbhoji: It relies only on Ksheer (an Indian sweet dish). It also refers to all milk and milk juice products. 

Naktabhoji: It usually refers to one meal a day. Mostly avoiding grains, wheat and pulses. It refers to the staple diet, the intake of sabudana, Singhada (a water caltrop also known as Chestnut), Shakarkandi, Potatoes, and Groundnuts.

What to Avoid Eating on Ekadashi 

Here are a few items that must not be consumed on Ekadashi at all. According to Puranas and Hindu texts, it is believed that all the sins gather in one place on Ekadashi. That one place is the anna (wheat, pulses, rice, daal and barley) where all the sins gather. This is the logical reason for fasting on Ekadashi. 

Other things not to be eaten include:

  • Non- veg 
  • Onion and garlic 
  • Rice
  • Wheat, pulses, vegetables, Spices
  • Oil
  • Alcoholic beverages

Dos and Don’ts

  • Wake up early in the morning in Brahma muhurta.
  • Avoid sleeping in the afternoon.
  • Do night Jagran and Bhajan by lighting Akhand Diya .
  • Recite Vishnu sahasranama, Gajendra moksha, and sing Krishna bhajan 
  • Do japa mala, path (recite holy texts), and hare ram kirtan of maha-mantra. 
  • Do charity, daan-punya, and distribute eatables, fans, sleepers, clothes, and money to the needy as per your capacity. 
  • Read the Yogini Ekadashi Vrat Katha. Donate food, money, or other essentials. Light an oil lamp and incense sticks during or after sunset and pray to Lord Vishnu. Offer flowers (optional), water, and bhog (any sweet preparation) or fruits/dry fruits.
  • Worship the Peepal tree on this day as it is highly beneficial. 

Yogini Ekadashi 2024 and Parana Date and Time 

Yogini Ekadashi 2024 is commencing on July 2, 2024. The Ekadashi tithi will start at 10 : 26 AM on July 1, 2024 whereas ekadashi tithi is ending on July 2, 2024, at 08:42 AM on July 3, 2024.

Furthermore, the Parana time is on July 3, 2024, from 05:28 AM to 07:10 AM.

Conclusion

Overall, it is the day to elevate health, wealth, and spiritual blessings. Yogini Ekadashi 2024 vrat is the revered day in Hinduism for spiritual success. One must follow all the rituals as much as possible to relish the blessings of Lord Vishnu. For more updates in upcoming Ekadashis, keep reading and growing with us.

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5 thoughts on “Elevate Divinity on the Upcoming Yogini Ekadashi 2024

  1. Really very impressive and nice. You are doing good work. Keep it up!!!
    Thanks for sharing this.

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