Get Blessed With Good Health On Yogini Ekadashi

23 May 2020

Yogini Ekadashi is one of the most important Ekadashi Tithis as per the Hindu calendar. Ekadashi is often considered as a spiritual day for partial fasting.There are two Ekadashis that occur in a year -one is the Shukla Paksha Ekadashi while the other is the Krishna Paksha Ekadashi. Yogini Ekadashi occurs in the Ashadha month of the Krishna Paksha tithi.  

Yogini Ekadashi Importance

Shri Hari or Lord Narayan, one of the other names of Lord Vishnu is worshipped on the day of Yogini Ekadashi. The day is important for devotees who believe that the Yogini Ekadashi Vrat or fast brings prosperity and joy in life. As this day of fast comes once every year, the person who observes it gets good virtues equal to offering food to 88 thousand Brahmins. As mentioned in the Padma Purana whosoever religiously follows the rituals of Yogini Ekadashi experiences positive changes in life.

Yogini Ekadashi Story

There is an interesting story in the Holy scriptures that attests the importance of Yogini Ekadashi. Kuber, the Lord of Wealth, ruled over the empire of Alkapuri. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and diligently performed Puja rituals in honor of the deity. He had appointed a gardener named Hemamali and gave him the task of collecting and giving him flowers for his religious practices. But one fine day Hemamali who got captivated by the beauty of his wife Swarupavati, skipped his duties and became deeply engrossed in making merry with her.  An anxious Kuber was unable to commence his Puja rituals and summoned his soldiers to discover the reason for the delay. His anxiety soon turned into fury when he learnt about the truth of the whole incident. In a fit of rage, he cursed Hemamali of contacting leprosy and bear the pain of separation from his wife as a punishment for neglecting his duty. The curse immediately turned the gardener into a leper and got him separated from his wife. In agony and despair, he wandered through dense forests finally  reaching the Himalayan caves ,where he encountered Rishi Markandeya, the author of the Mahamrityunjay Mantra. Seeing the Rishi engrossed in deep penance and meditation, Hemamali fell to his feet. He pleaded with the Rishi to get him out of his miserable state. The kind-hearted sage consoled him and enjoined him to perform the Yogini Ekadashi Vrat to get back his lost health and wife. Hemamali rigorously observed the Ekadashi fast and by the grace of Lord Vishnu, he was bestowed with a sound and healthy body and was also united with his estranged wife. 

Yogini Ekadashi is the most auspicious day to get rid of worrying health issues. Know the right procedure for Puja rituals from our experts to gain divine blessings of Lord Vishnu.

Yogini Ekadashi Meaning

Ekadashi means the eleventh day of each half of the month as per the Vedic lunar calendar. There are mainly two ekadashi days in each month - one occurs in the first half of the month which is called the Bright Fortnight where the Moon is waxing or growing whilst the second half occurs in the month when the Moon is waning or shrinking which is called the Dark Fortnight. Yogini Ekadashi which falls in the declining phase of the Krishna Paksha tithi is usually observed in the month of June or July according to the Gregorian calendar.

Yogini Ekadashi follows Nirjala Ekadashi, which falls in the month of Jyeshtha of the Shukla Paksha tithi and commences before Dev Shayini Ekadashi which falls in the Ashadha month of the Shukla Paksha tithi.

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Yogini Ekadashi 2020

As per the Panchang Yogini Ekadashi will occur on June 17, 2020, Wednesday.The auspicious timings have been listed as per dates.

Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 05:40 AM on Jun 16, 2020

Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 07:50 AM on Jun 17, 2020

Parana Time - 05:54 AM to 08:37 AM, 18th Jun

Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 09:39 AM

Yogini Ekadashi 2020 Date

Yogini Ekadashi falling on 17 June, 2020 will occur in the given Muhurta.

Moonrise- Jun 17 - 03:01 AM

Moonset - Jun 17 04:00 PM

Abhijit Muhurat — Nil

Amrit Kaal - Jun 18 from 03:12 – 04:58

Brahma Muhurat - 04:22 AM – 05:10 AM

Yogini Ekadashi Benefits

Hindus consider Yogini Ekadashi fast as the most important Ekadashi fast. Yogini Ekadashi fast is to be observed from the night of Dashami (tenth day) of the dark half of the Lunar month.Here are some benefits gained by fasting on this day.

  • This fasting period is most gratifying to get rid of various disorders and diseases.
  • It helps devotees to get freedom from sins and ill deeds.
  • Fasting during this period increases spiritual awareness.
  • It increases faith and devotion towards Lord Vishnu who fulfills all desires and provides luxurious life to his devotees.
  • Penance on this day leads to redemption of sins and clears the path to Moksha.

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