Mohini Ekadashi 2024, Mohini Ekadashi Vrat Katha in Hindi
Mohini Ekadashi falls on the ekadashi (11th day) during the Shukla Paksha (the bright fortnight of moon) in the Hindu month of ‘Vaisakha’ or the months of April-May. Ekadashi vrat is observed by all staunch Vishnu devotees as it helps in getting rid of the sins committed by a person, including those from the previous births. Lord Vishnu appeared in form of Mohini on the ekadashi tithi, that is why the day was named and celebrated as ‘Mohini Ekadashi’ since then. Mohini Ekadashi is celebrated in the month of ‘Vaisakha’ in Northern India and nearby areas, it falls during the month of ‘Chithirai’ as per Tamil calendar, in the ‘Jyestho’ month of the Bengali calendar and it falls in the month of ‘Edava’ as per Malayalam calendar. Hindu devotees observe this ekadashi to seek divine blessings for living a happy and prosperous life.
Mohini Ekadashi Story - Mohini Ekadashi Vrat Katha
Mohini avataar was taken by Lord Vishnu on Ekadashi day which was called as Mohini Ekadashi since then. While Samudra manthan (churning of the ocean) was underway, amrit (nectar) came and a dispute emerged between Devtas (demigods) and Daityas (demons) on who will consume it. Sri Vishnu appeared in the form of a beautiful woman, named Mohini. Daityas or demons kept on admiring the beauty of Mohini while she helped the Devtas drink the Amrit. Mohini Ekadashi Vrat was also observed by Shri Ram while he was searching Sita, and also by Yudhishthira during the time of Mahabharata. Due to this, they were relieved from all their sufferings. Mohini Ekadashi Vrat Katha in Hindi youtube video is given here.
Mohini Ekadashi 2024 Date and Time
Mohini Ekadashi 2024 Date - Sunday, May 19, 2024
On 20th May, Parana Time - 05:32 AM to 08:14 AM
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment - 03:58 PM
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 11:22 AM on May 18, 2024
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 01:50 PM on May 19, 2024