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Yogini Ekadashi

Yogini Ekadashi falls in the month of Ashad during the Krishna paksha. On this auspicious day, by observing Yogini Ekadashi fast, a person immediately gets rid of all sorts of sins in his or her life. He also gets direct salvation after death as per the ancient Hindu tradition. In all the three Lok, the significance of this Ekadashi is really very famous. It is to be remembered that from night of Dashmi (a day before Ekadasi), the rules and regulation of Ekadasi fast are being observed with lot of dedication and devotion by the Hindus. On this auspicious day, a person must not eat wheat, barley, moong daal and other kinds of unclean food or Tamsic food, in the night of Dashmi.

It is to be remembered that food must not contain salt. According to the local legends, “the fast is started from the night of Dashmi and concluded in the morning of Dvadashi (a day after Ekadashi), by making donations etc. On the day of Ekadasi, person observing the fast should wake up early in the morning and complete his routine work like bathing etc. For bathing, using paste of mud or Til is considered advantageous. For Puja, an urn is placed. Idol of Lord Vishnu is placed on the urn. Lord is worshipped with incense sticks, lamps etc. Jagran should be performed in the night of Vrat.”

People with lot of interest hear Yogini Ekadashi fast story. According to the Hindu religious scholar and pundits, visit the temples on this auspicious day is really good for all the fast observing people. Devotees participate in all the religious activities and function with great devotion and dedication with family members, relatives and friends. They also observe fast according the ancient Hindu tradition and its rules and regulation very strictly.

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