The Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha of Ashadh month is called Yogini Ekadashi. The Ekadashi fast holds great importance in Hinduism. There are twenty four Ekadashis every year, that is, two in every month. Lord Shree Narayan (Vishnu) is worshiped on the day of Yogini Ekadashi. It is believed that by observing this fast, one gets freedom from all kinds of sins. The importance of this fast was narrated by Shri Krishna to Yudhishthira. Know when is Yogini Ekadashi Ekadashi 2022, it’s Worship Method and Fasting Story through this DevDarshan blog-
When is Yogini Ekadashi 2022?
Yogini Ekadashi 2022 will be celebrated on Friday, June 24.
- Parana time – June 25, 2022 from 5:12 am to 08:12 am
- Ekadashi Tithi starts – June 23, 2022 at 21:41 pm
- Ekadashi Tithi ends- June 24, 2022 till 23:12 am.
Worship method of Yogini Ekadashi
The rituals of Yogini Ekadashi fast start the previous day, after the sunset. So from the evening of 23 June, 2022, the rules should be followed. Devotees should worship Lord Vishnu in the evening after having satvik food. On the day of the fast, wake up early in the morning, take a bath and wear clean clothes. After this, the resolution of Yogini Ekadashi fast should be taken. The materials required for the puja are yellow sandalwood, yellow akshat, yellow flowers, fruits, oil lamp, incense sticks, rice and basil dyed in turmeric.
Make an altar at the place of worship and place 7 types of grains there and then install the idol of Lord Vishnu. After this, start the Puja and read the fasting story. In the night, chant mantras and sing bhajans related to Lord Vishnu. Break the fast on the morning of June 25, i.e. the next day. The subsequent Ekadashi is called Devshayani Ekadashi. From this day onwards the Lord remains in sleep (Yoga Nidra) for four months.
Yogini Ekadashi 2022 Fasting Story
Lord Krishna narrated the story behind Yogini Ekadashi fast to Yudhishthira. Once in a city named Alkapuri, a gardener named Hemmali used to work in King Kubera’s kingdom. As per the orders of King Kubera, Hemmali used to bring flowers from Mansarovar everyday for the worship of Lord Shiva. One day he brought the flowers, but forgot to give it in the palace and went with his wife for a walk. Due to this he appeared late in the court. When the king got to know about the reason, he became very angry and cursed him that he will get separated from his wife and will get leprosy.
The curse showed its effect and Hemmali got leprosy and his wife left him. One day while wandering, he reached the hermitage of sage Markandeya. Hemmali told about the cause of his plight to the sage. Impressed by Hemali’s honesty, the sage advised him to observe a fast on Yogini Ekadashi. Following the advice of the sage, the gardener kept the fast with full rituals and with the effect of the fast, his plight came to an end. He got cured of leprosy. In the end, he attained salvation.
Benefits of Yogini Ekadashi 2022
- By observing the fast of Yogini Ekadashi, one gets the divine blessings of Lord Vishnu which brings happiness, prosperity and happiness in life.
- Observing this fast also helps the devotees to get freedom from all sins and attain salvation.
- Doing charity work on the fasting day helps in fulfillment of all kinds of wishes.
- The Yogini Ekadashi fast is also very beneficial in helping to cure people suffering from any chronic illness.
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