Yogini Ekadashi-Yogini Ekadashi Date Year 2016 to Year 2021-About Yogini Ekadashi

According to Hindu Gujarati Calendar Yogini Ekadashi falls in the month of Ashadha that is during the Krishna Paksha, which is the waning phase of the moon. According to the English calendar, it takes place in the month of June or July. Here is Yogini Ekadashi Date of Year 2016 to Year 2021 and other information.

Yogini Ekadashi Date Year 2016 to Year 2021

Yogini Ekadashi Date Year 2016: June 30 Thursday
Yogini Ekadashi Date Year 2017: June 20 Tuesday
Yogini Ekadashi Date Year 2018: July 9 Monday
Yogini Ekadashi Date Year 2019: June 29 Saturday
Yogini Ekadashi Date Year 2020: June 17 Wednesday
Yogini Ekadashi Date Year 2021: July 5 Monday

About Yogini Ekadashi

In a year there are 24 Ekadashis, two every month. 12 Ekadashis are for Krishna Paksha and the other 12 are for Shukla Paksha.Yogini Ekadashi fast is observed on Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha, Ashada Masa.It is believed that observing fast on the day of Yogini Ekadashi leads to the boon of salvation after death. Hence, devotees observe Yogini Ekadashi Vrat (fast) on this day to get rid of all sorts of sins in life. This fast is especially important to be observed by people who are suffering from any skin related problems including leprosy.

The importance of this Ekadasi was explained to Yudhisthira by Lord Krishna. Fasting on this Ekadashi helps in overcoming the remorse caused by sins committed and also helps in achieving ‘moksha.’ Ekadashi Upvaas is very important & beneficial for all householders. The purpose of fasting is to experience peace & bliss. Eating less enables the mind & body to function more effectively.Yogini Ekadashi comes on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha (bright half) of the Ashada month of the Hindu Lunar calendar.

Yogini Ekadashi Fast Story 

There ruled a king named Kuber, in the city called Alkapuri. He was a great devotee of Lord Shiva. He used flowers in the Puja. Hema Mali used to bring flowers for the Puja. Hemamali had a beautiful wife named Visalakshi. Once, after bringing flowers from Mansarovar, he did not go for Puja and started spending time with his wife. King Kuber kept waiting for him till noon time. 
Then, he ordered his servants, “Go and find Hema Mali. Why haven’t he brought the flowers up till now.” When servants returned back, they said, “Hey king, he is busy rejoicing with his wife.” Hearing this, king called Hema Mali. Now, Hema Mali got scared and trembled before the King. King said, “By not bringing the flowers on time, you have insulted Lord Shiva. I curse you, that you will suffer the separation of your wife. And, you will have leprosy in the Mrityu Lok (earth).” By the curse, he immediately fell on earth from heaven and became a leper. He got separated from his wife. He suffered many problems in Mirtyu Lok.

By the grace of Lord Shiva, his mind did not forget the works of his last birth and he started moving towards the Himalayas. He met a Rishi on his way. Rishi had great powers. At that moment, the Rishi appeared like an ordinary Brahman. Hemamali reached to him and fell in his feet.

Rishi asked “What wrong did you do, that you have such a condition today.” Hemamali told the whole story to the Rishi. So, the Rishi said “You have spoken truth infront of me. I will help you to get salvation from this state of yours. Observe the fast of Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha, Ashad month, called the Yogini Ekadashi. You will get rid of all your sins.”

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