Prernamurti Bharti Shriji -Jaya Ekadashi vrat
Importance of Jaya Ekadashi
It states in Padma Puran that keeping the vrat of Jaya Ekadashi earns immense benediction for anyone. The rewards include the fulfillment of desires, destruction of great sins and ultimately, help one to progress on the path of salvation.
Jaya Ekadashi is observed on the 11th day during the Shukla Paksha of Magha month that is today according to the Hindu calendar. Overcome all the hurdles of your life by abolishing every sin committed knowingly or unknowingly. Attain the path of salvation with observance of Jaya Ekadashi in 2016. The fast is held in high esteem regarded as doubly beneficial. Jaya Ekadashi, this day is immensely auspicious for the devotees of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. This vrat remove all the sins & evils and their malefic effects and free you from the most deadly mistakes.
Jaya Ekadashi : The Mythological Legend
According to the Jaya Ekadashi legend, once, a Gandharva was singing in the gathering of Lord Indra. However, he was not able to sing properly as he was missing his better half. Due to his out of rhythm singing, Indra got annoyed and cursed him saying that his beloved will change into a monster. On this, Gandharva got scared and asked the lord for forgiveness. But Indra refused his plea and asked him to leave the gathering. With a sad face, he went back to his home and was shocked to see his wife turned into a demon. Gandharva tried many ways to restore back his wife to her original form, but was unsuccessful. After some days and one day he met Narad Rishi. He narrated the whole incidents to the Rishi and asked for help. On this, Narad Rishi suggested Gandharva to observe Jaya Ekadashi fast. He followed this as an instruction and observed Jaya Ekadasi Vrat. As a result, his wife returned back to her normal form.
How to perform ekadashi vrat puja ?
While, performing the evening Puja, chant Shiva Aarti and Narayana Aarti, chant mantra ‘Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevaya’
Stay away from intake of rice, cereals, grains, alcohol, and non-vegetarian food
Offer food, alms, and clothes to the Brahmins.