Today is Baikuntha Ekadashi on 25 December 2020…
Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Margashirsha month is called Baikuntha Ekadashi. This Ekadashi is also known as Mokshada Ekadashi. At the same time, in this year i.e. 2020, Baikuntha Ekadashi is on 25 December 2020 i.e. today. On this day, Lord Vishnu is fasted and worshiped.
There is a belief in Hindu scriptures that by worshiping Lord Vishnu and mother Lakshmi on the day of Baikuntha Ekadashi, by observing the rituals and worshiping the law, all wishes of the fast are fulfilled and Lord Vishnu opens the door of Vaikuntha for them. , As a result of which Vrati attains heaven. Along with this, this fast is also done to fulfill all wishes.
Auspicious time for Baikuntha Ekadashi fast: shubh Muhurat baikunth Ekadasi 2020
Ekadashi date start- 24 December 17 at 17 minutes
Ekadashi date ends Late December 25 at 54 minutes
Mokshada Ekadashi Puja Method: Take bath in Brahma Muhurta and clean the place of worship / temple. After that, sprinkle Ganga water at the place of worship and purify it and give Lord Ganesha, Vishnu and mother Lakshmi a bath with Ganga water. Now offer Roli, Chandan, Akshat and Tulsi Dal etc. to the Lord. Offer Lord Ganesha aarti by offering to God, then offer Prasad by performing Lord Aarti to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.
It is believed that on this day Lord Sri Krishna preached the Srimad Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna before the Mahabharata war started. This is the reason that on this day, worship of Shri Krishna and Gita is done by reciting the Aarti. In the Gita, Lord Krishna has given special emphasis on Karmayoga and described the soul as immortal and immortal.
Just as a man leaves a new cloth and wears a new cloth, in the same way a soul leaves a new body and takes a new body.
On the day of Mokshada Ekadashi one should sacrifice things like lying, doing evil, etc. On this day, worshiping Lord Vishnu with sunlight, lamp, naivedya and giving food to a Brahmin, giving special fruit. It is believed that by reading or listening to the mythology of Mokshada Ekadashi, one gets the reward of the Vajpayee Yagya.
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Mokshada Ekadashi fast story: Mokashda Ekadashi katha
A king named Vaikhanas ruled in a city called Gokul. The Brahmins, who knew the four Vedas, lived in his kingdom. That king used to follow his sons’ sonship. Once at night the king had a dream that his father was in hell. He was surprised.
In the morning he went to the learned Brahmins and narrated his dream. Said- I have seen my father suffering in hell. He said to me – O son, I am in hell. From here you free me. I have been very nervous ever since I heard these words. There is a great disturbance in the mind.
I do not feel any happiness in this kingdom, money, son, woman, elephant, horse etc. What to do? The king said- O Brahmin gods! Because of this sorrow, my whole body is burning. Now please tell me such austerities, donations, fasts etc. such a remedy that will liberate my father.
The life of a son who is unable to save his parents is meaningless. A perfect son who saves his parents and ancestors is better than a thousand foolish sons. Just like a moon lights up the whole world, but thousands of stars cannot.
The Brahmins said – O Rajan! Nearby here is the ashram of the mountain sage who knows the past, the future and the present. They will definitely solve your problem. Hearing this, the king went to Muni’s ashram. In that ashram many quiet Chitta yogis and sages were doing penance. Mount Muni was sitting at the same place. The king prostrated the sage to Sastang. The sage took skillful news from the king.
The king said that by your kindness, Maharaja is all proficient in my kingdom, but accidentally there is a lot of disturbance in my mind. Hearing this, the mountain monk closed his eyes and started thinking.
Then said, O Rajan! I have known your father’s misdeeds through the power of yoga. In a previous life, he gave a sage to a wife after being salacious, but did not give it to the other wife even when he asked for a donation. Because of that same sinful act, your father had to go to hell. Then the king said, tell me some solution.
Muni said – O Rajan! You fast on Margashirsha Ekadashi and resolve the virtue of that fast to your father. With this effect, your father will definitely be freed from hell. Hearing these words of the Muni, the King came to the palace and according to the Muni, observed the fast of Mokshada Ekadashi including the family.
He gave the virtue of his fast to the father. Due to this effect, his father got liberated and while going to heaven, he said to the son, “O son, may you be well.” Having said this, he went to heaven.
All the sins of Mokshada Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Margashirsha month are destroyed.