Mohini Ekadashi 2021: Why did Lord Vishnu have to take the form of Mohini?  Learn Mahatmya, Muhurta, Puja-Vidhi and Vrat-Katha!

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The fast of Mohini Ekadashi (Mohini Ekadashi 2021) is celebrated on the Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month. According to Sanatan Dharma, the nectar urn which came out of the sea-churning, Srihari had to take the form of a Mohini after the demons got involved. It is believed that this day was Vaishak Shukla Paksha Ekadashi, hence it was named as Mohini Ekadashi. According to astrologers, by observing this Ekadashi fast and worshiping Vishnu, their divine blessings bring happiness and prosperity in life, and all sins committed in the present and past lives are destroyed. According to the English calendar, Mohini Ekadashi is being celebrated this year on 23 May 2021. Learn the significance of this fast, method of worship, Muhurta and fast story… Also Read: Mohini Ekadashi 2021 HD Images: Wish you good luck on Mohini Ekadashi through WhatsApp Stickers, Facebook Greetings, Photos, Wallpapers of Shrihari

The greatness of Mohini Ekadashi fast

According to Surya Purana, by observing Mohini Ekadashi, a person gets freedom from sins committed in his present and past birth. By observing this fast, such divine virtue is attained, which is not attained even by donating all pilgrimages, charity, sacrifice and sacrifice of thousands of cows. It is believed that after fasting and worshiping Mohini Ekadashi, the person who recites or recites the fast story, he gets continuous liberation from the cycle of human birth and death and attains salvation after renouncing the body. It is said that Mohini Ekadashi fast was kept by Lord Shri Ram while searching for mother Sita. By doing this, he got relief from mental anguish. Apart from these, Dharmaraj Yudhishthira also kept the fast of Mohini Ekadashi during the Mahabharata period to get rid of mental torture while fighting a war with the brothers-bandavs.

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Mohini Ekadashi 2021 auspicious time-

Ekadashi: Starting at 09.15 am (22 May 2021)

Ekadashi: Ended at 06.42 AM (23 May 2021)

Paran: 05.26 am to 08:10 am

Worship of Mohini Ekadashi

Those observing fast on the day of Mohini Ekadashi should not eat food on the evening of Dashami. On the morning of Ekadashi, take bath in the morning and wear new clothes and offer water to the sun. Take the pledge of Mohini Ekadashi fast. Make an altar in front of the statue or picture of Lord Vishnu in the temple of the house and put seven types of grains like urad, moong, wheat, gram, barley, rice and millet on it in an elaborate manner. Install an urn of clay on it. With the mudra in the urn, put akshat, flowers, and keep five leaves of mango or Ashoka on top and cover it with a lamp. Light a lamp of pure incense and pure ghee in front of the picture of Vishnu and offer yellow flowers, roli, tulsi and Akshat. During the puja, do chant this mantra. ‘Un Brahma Brihaspataaya Namah’

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After this, listen to or narrate the story of Mohini Ekadashi fast. Finally, perform the aarti of Vishnu. According to the tradition of Ekadashi fast, wake up at night and perform Kirtan-Bhajan of Srihari. On the next day, give food to a Brahmin and give alms and leave them happily and now you pass the fast on your own.

Mohini Ekadashi fast story

According to mythological beliefs, Amrit-kalash came out in the sea-churning between Dev and Devas, then a fight started between Dev and Devas to get Amrit. Both wanted to become immortal after drinking it. Meanwhile, the nectar of the nectar fell into the hands of a demon. Seeing this, Vishnu became worried that if the demons drank the nectar, there would be unrest in the universe forever. He took the form of a beautiful girl Mohini to get the nectar-urn and trapped all the demons in his form and fed them all the nectar to the gods. Due to which all the gods became immortal. It is believed that the day Vishnuji took the form of Mohini, it was the day of Vaishak Shuklapaksha’s Ekadashi.

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