Signficance of Papankusha (sin prohibitive) Ekadashi—-Prernamurti Bharti Shriji


Narayanaya Namaha, Narayanaya Namaha….

Lord Shiva told Narad Muni, Sanatkumars told Lord Vyasa, Lord Krishna told KingYudhisthira, and nowI am telling you the same significance of fasting on ‘Papankusha Ekadashi’.

The fast, which prohibits all the sins& which fulfills all the desires, is known as ‘Paap Ankusha’ Ekadashi, in other words ‘Triprusha’ Ekadashi.

‘Triprusha’ means Ekadashi comprising of three tithis (Dates according to Hindi Calender)– Ekadashi, Dwadashi and Trayodashi (i.e 11th, 12th &13th day falling between new moon to full moon) 

 Dashami(i.e the 10th day) will not be counted ,but only Ekadashi, Dwadashi and Trayodashi.

The combination of these three ‘tithis’ is known as ‘Triprusha’ Ekadashi. Just like, the last breath in ‘Prayaga’ and taking holy bath in ‘Gomti’ river near Lord Krishna in Dwarka leads to eternal liberation.

Similarly, the same liberation is attained by observing fast of ‘Triprusha’ Ekadashi.

Those who are lustful,  can’t do meditation & are passionate, those who cannot earn any punya(merit);  for such people it is said that ‘Triprusha’ Ekadashi fast is the best for attaining liberation.

One who observes fast on ‘Triprusha’ or ‘Papankusha’ Ekadashi, gets the fruit of doing 1000 Ashwamedha Yajna and 100 Vajapeya Yajna.

One gets liberated from sins like that of crores of Brāhmahatya (sin occurred due to killing of a vedic Hindu Brahmin) by observing fast of‘Triprusha’.

By mere listening to its glory, one gets the fruits of taking bath in holy river Ganges.

One who recites the Dwadash Mantra(twenty two letter mantra) – ‘Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevay’  – on this ekadashi, attains ‘moksha’ (liberation) after death, irrespective of his caste be it -Brahmin, Shudra, Vaishya or Kshatriya.

In ancient times, Lord Brahma and many other Rishis(sages) did anushthana of this fast.

That’s why, it is also known as ‘Vaishnavi Tithi’ because the Supreme Lord, Himself, originated this tithi.

Triprusha ekadashi is the conjunction of Ekadashi, Dwadashi and Trayodashi.

But one should be careful about not observing fast of Ekadashi which falls on Dashami tithi, even by mistake since it leads to destruction of offspring and poverty.

Lord Krishna, while narrating its significance to King Yudhisthra said – the fruit, which is attained by going to and doing darshan(sight) of all the temples on this earth, is attained by doing kirtan and japa of Lord’s name.

Mere observing of fast of Triprusha Ekadashi and doing japa of Dwadashaakshara Mantra, one gets the fruit of all  pilgrimages.

This Ekadashi gets moksha and heaven; healthy body;  beautiful wife, wealth and well wishers.

Lord Krishna told Yudhisthira – Dear King, one who observes fast on this day liberates ten generations of mother, father and wife.

That’s why even a poor person should too give donations as much as possible, do japa on this day and make this fast successful.

                       “Aavandhyam divasam kuryat daridropinrupottama
                            Samacharan yathashakti snanadanadikakriya”

So far as possible, one should take bath in some holy river, donate, do japa of God’s name.

Whether one has any offspring or not; one is poor person or a king;  observing this fast attains – Dharma (Righteousness, Duty), Artha (Wealth), Kama (Desire) and Moksha (Liberation).

Narayanaya Namaha, Narayanaya Namaha….

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