Papmochini Ekadashi 2024 Date, Vrat Khatha, Rituals and Significance

February 20, 2024

According to Vedic beliefs, the Ekadashi that falls between Holika Dahan and Chaitra Navratri is called Papamochini Ekadashi. According to Vikram Samvat year, this is also the last Ekadashi of the year. Papamochini Ekadashi is considered a very important death anniversary. It has even been said in the Purana texts that if a person wants to atone for his sins committed knowingly or unknowingly, then Papmochini Ekadashi is the best day for him. This year in 2024, Papamochini Ekadashi is on 05 April according to the calendar.

Chaitra Krishna Ekadashi 2024

Devotees observe the fast of Chaitra Krishna Ekadashi to get freedom from all their sins, sufferings, and sorrows. Pammochani Ekadashi enables you to live a successful life including mental peace. We all devotees worship Lord Vishnu on Chaitra Krishna Ekadashi and receive immense blessings from the Lord in return. Devotees usually observe fast with utmost devotion and unwavering faith to please Sri Hari. They become invincible, self-reliant, and joyful in their life. According to Hindu mythology, all the sins related to your past life and present life will be destroyed. If you do the puja on Chaitra Krishna Ekadashi by fasting and worshiping with full rituals, then with very religious thoughts. Papmochani Ekadashi is celebrated every year, so you all are lucky to get the chance of complete liberation from all your sins.

Papmochini Ekadashi Date

Papmochini Ekadashi on Wednesday, 05 April 2024

Papmochini Ekadashi Start Time – 04 April 2024 at 04:14 PM

Papmochini Ekadashi End Time – 05 April 2024 at 01:28 PM

Papmochini Ekadashi Parana time

Papmochini Ekadashi (breakfast) time – 06 April 2024 at 06:43 Am

Dwadashi ending time on Paran Tithi – 08:37 Am

Papmochini Ekadashi Vrat 2024

On the day of Papamochini Ekadashi, devotees worship Lord Vishnu and keep fast in his name. Parana of the fast i.e. before breaking the fast, the fast story of Papamochini Ekadashi is heard. Papamochini Ekadashi fast should be observed methodically.

Worship Lord Vishnu in the morning on the day of Ekadashi. Be sure to light a ghee lamp. To get freedom from whatever sins you have committed knowingly or unknowingly, pray to Lord Vishnu with folded hands. During this, keep chanting the mantra ‘Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevay’ continuously. On the night of Ekadashi, stay awake in devotion to God and sing his hymns. Also, read the stories of Lord Vishnu. On the day of Dwadashi, break the fast after listening to the story at the appropriate time. Ekadashi fast lasts for two days but only ascetics, widows, or devotees who wish for salvation keep the fast on the second day of Ekadashi. The fast should be broken before the end of Dwadashi Tithi but one should not break the fast during Hari Vasar and should avoid breaking the fast even in the afternoon. If Dwadashi Tithi is ending before sunrise then there is a rule to perform Parana only after sunrise.

Papmochini Ekadashi of Rituals

The importance of the Papmochini Ekadashi fast has been described in ‘Bhavishyottara Purana’ and ‘Harivasar Purana’. It is said that Papmochini Vrat frees one from the effects of all sins. Observing the Papmochini Ekadashi fast is more virtuous than visiting Hindu pilgrimage sites and donating cows. Those who observe this auspicious fast enjoy all the worldly pleasures and ultimately attain a place in ‘Vaikuntha’, the heavenly kingdom of Lord Vishnu.

Papmochini Ekadashi of Significance

Papmochini Ekadashi is popular and very auspicious so devotees usually take a bath near a river or pond. It is important to wear clean clothes before participating in any puja. It is the worship of Lord Vishnu so devotees install the idol of Lord Vishnu and offer all the things required for religious contemplation. Devotees worship with basil leaves, sandalwood, flowers, and incense sticks. It is believed that if you do not include Tulsi leaves in the worship of Lord Vishnu then your worship is incomplete. To conclude the puja, devotees will have to offer a special offering to Lord Vishnu today. If you worship Lord Vishnu with full devotion and purity on the day of Papmochini Ekadashi, you will receive his immense blessings.

Papmochini Ekadashi of Vrat Katha

The legend or story of Papmochini Ekadashi is told in Bhavishya Uttar Purana. This is highlighted through a dialogue between Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and Yudhishthira, the eldest brother of the Pandavas. The story begins with sage Medhavi, a devotee of Lord Shiva, who used to meditate in the forest of Chitraratha. Indra, the king of heaven, used to often go to Chitrarath with the Apsaras. Once, an apsara named Manjughosha was attracted to the great sage Medhavi and tried to break the sage’s rigorous penance, but due to the power of Medhavi’s penance, she was unable to do so.

Manjughosha decided to break Medhavi’s penance and established a temporary residence in the forest. She sang such a beautiful song that even Kamadeva was attracted by her voice. Manjughosha tried repeatedly to break the penance of sage Medhavi, but he failed. With each passing day, she became more attracted to Rishi Medhavi. One day she finally succeeded in her plan and came close to Rishi Medhavi, thereby distracting him.

In his longing for Manjughosha, the sage lost his senses and lost the purity of his penance. He was not even aware of day and night, he was trapped in the trap of Manjughosha. The two lived together for 57 years and later Manjughosha lost his interest in the sage Medhavi. He told them about this and decided to leave. The sage regained control of his senses and recognized Manjughosha’s trap.

In anger, Medhavi cursed Manjughosha to transform into an ugly witch. In deep grief and sorrow, he went to his father sage Chyavan. His father advised him and Manjughosa to observe Papmochini Ekadashi fast and seek forgiveness from Lord Vishnu. He assured both of them that worshiping Lord Vishnu on Papmochini Ekadashi would help them in life.

Wrapping Up

By the name of Papmochani Ekadashi, it is known that this is a fast that liberates from sins. This fast has been described in ‘Bhavishyottara Purana’ and ‘Harivasar Purana’. In the Hindu religion, ‘sin’ means wrong actions. The meaning of ‘Mochni’ is to liberate. A person who observes the fast of Pamochani Ekadashi with full devotion never has any fear of demons or ghosts. The Papamochani fast is considered very auspicious. Lord Vishnu is worshiped on the day of Papamochani Ekadashi. If you want to know more about Papmochini Ekadashi then you can talk to astrologers.

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