Yogini Ekadashi 2023 Date

Yogini Ekadashi 2023 Date

Ekadashi' holds great importance in Hindu religion. While there are 24 Ekadashis in a year and sometimes it is 26, 'Yogini Ekadashi' is observed with much devotion. Yogini Ekadashi comes between 'Nirjala Ekadashi' and 'Devshayani Ekadashi' and falls during 'Krishna Paksha' of 'Ashadha' month as per the North Indian calendar and during 'Krishna Paksha' of 'Jyeshtha' month as per South Indian calendar. The day of Ekadashi is dedicated to worshipping Sri Vishnu to seek his blessings. 

Significance of Yogini Ekadashi

On this day, people fast and perform puja to get bestowed with the divine blessings of Sri Vishnu. It is believed that fasting during Yogini Ekadashi and remembering Sri Hari Vishnu can purge all past and present sins, and grant all the wishes and luxuries to the observers of this fast. Sri Vishnu Devotees try getting salvation through fasting on this day. One can transcend to Swarga Lok after observing Yogini Ekadashi fasting. Yogini Ekadashi is famous in all three Loks. As per the legend, fasting on Yogini Ekadashi is believed equal to feeding 88 thousand Brahmins. The fast breaks the next day after sunrise, which is called Ekadashi Parana.  

Yogini Ekadashi is one of the most important Ekadashis of the year which helps devotees to get free from different health problems. Yogini Ekadashi falls during Krishna Paksha of Ashadha month and during Krishna Paksha of Jyeshta month according to the South Indian calendar.

As per the Georgian calendar, Yogini Ekadashi falls usually in the month of June or July.

The most preferred time to break the fast is Pratahkal. One should avoid breaking the fast during Madhyahna. If due to some reason one is not able to break the fast during Pratahkal then one should do it after Madhyahna.

Yogini Ekadashi 2023 Vrat Katha

As per the legends, once there was a gardener named Hemamali who used to serve his duties in the kingdom of Alakapuri whose King was Kubera. The King was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva and he used to worship and offer prayers to the deity on a daily basis. However, the gardener used to collect fresh flowers from Mansarovar Lake and offer them to him.

One day, when Hemamali went to do his routine work, he got enticed by his wife and neglected his duties. After waiting for a long time, King Kubera sent his guards to find out the reason behind the absence of Hemamali. The guards informed the King that Hemamali was busy spending time with his wife and thus neglected his duties.

In a fit of rage, the king cursed Hemamali and expelled him from heaven. Soon after facing the king's rage, he got separated from his wife and contracted a skin disease. He wandered in the forest in search of food and water and felt guilty for offending the king.

One day while wandering, he met Sage Markandeya. After listening to the story, the sage suggested Hemamali to observe a fast of Yogini Ekadashi and worship Sri Hari Vishnu for forgiveness. As suggested by the Sage, Hemamali observed the Yogini Ekadashi fast and worshipped Sri Vishnu, and as a result, he was relieved from the curse and attained his natural appearance and healthy body back.

Yogini Ekadashi 2023 Date & Time

Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 09:28 AM on Jun 13, 2023
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 08:48 AM on Jun 14, 2023

Yogini Ekadashi 2023 Date - Wednesday, June 14, 2023

On 15th Jun, Parana Time - 05:23 AM to 08:10 AM

ISKCON Yogini Ekadashi 2023 Date & Time

ISKCON Yogini Ekadashi 2023 Date - Wednesday, June 14, 2023

On 15th Jun, Parana Time - 05:23 AM to 08:32 AM 

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