Mohini Ekadashi 2023 : Mohini Ekadashi fast is observed on Ekadashi date of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month and this year Mohini Ekadashi fast will be observed on 1st May, Monday.
Ekadashi fast is observed on this day to get the blessings of Lord Vishnu. The Mohini avatar of Lord Vishnu is specially worshiped on this day.
It is believed that Lord Vishnu took Mohini avatar on this day. Lord Vishnu incarnated as Mohini to feed the nectar that emerged from the nectar urn during the churning of the ocean. It is believed that by fasting on the day of Mohini Ekadashi, people attain salvation. It is also believed that Lord Vishnu takes away all the problems of the people who fast on this day.
Ekadashi Tithi Begins: 08.28 PM on 30th April
Ekadashi date ends: 1st May on Monday at 10.09 pm
Fasting time: May 02 from 05.40 am to 08.19 am
This time on the day of Mohini Ekadashi i.e. May 01, Bhadra will be from 09:22 in the morning to 1:09 in the afternoon. Avoid doing auspicious work during this period.
Ravi and Dhruv Yoga is being formed on the day of Mohini Ekadashi. On this day Ravi Yoga will be from 05.41 am to 05.51 pm. Whereas Dhruv Yoga is from morning till 11:45 in the day.
On this day wake up early in the morning and take a bath and take a vow of fasting.
At the place of worship, place the idol of Lord Vishnu at the place of worship.
Light a lamp of ghee in front of Lord Vishnu.
Offer bhog after the aarti of Lord Vishnu.
Read or listen to the story of Mohini Ekadashi fast.
Tulsi must be offered in the bhog of Lord Vishnu.
Have dinner after worshiping Lord Vishnu at night
The next day, in an auspicious time for Paran, break the fast by eating Tulsi Dal.
After giving food to his Badr Brahmin, eat yourself.
In ancient times there was a city named Bhadravati on the banks of river Saraswati. There lived a Vaishya named Dhanpal. He always used to do virtuous deeds. He had five sons. The youngest son always used to spend his father’s wealth in sinful deeds. One day he was seen roaming around the town square with his arm around the bride’s neck. Angry, the father threw him out of the house.
Vaishya’s son now started mourning day and night. One day Maharishi reached Kaundilya’s hermitage. It was the month of Vaishakh. Rishi Kaundilya had come after bathing in the Ganges. That Munivar went to Kaundilya and said with folded hands, Brahmin! Dwijshrestha! Have mercy on me and tell me such a fast that I can be freed from the influence of virtue.
Then Rishi Kaundilya told that in the Shuklapaksha of Vaishakh month, fast on Ekadashi, famous as Mohini. The sins of many births are also destroyed by the virtue of this fast. Then he fasted according to the method told by the sage. Due to which all his sins were cut off and he went to Vishnu Dham.