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Indira Ekadashi Puja Vidhi and Vrat Katha - Know the Significance and Importance

Indira Ekadashi Puja Vidhi and Indira Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month is called Indira Ekadashi. Due to falling in Shraddhapaksha, this Ekadashi is said to have great importance in the Padma Purana.  It has been told in the scriptures that the ancestors of the ancestors who're constantly part of the punishment of Yamraja, by observing this fast by their families, the fathers get freedom from Yamadanda.

It's a matter of coincidence that this time on today of Ekadashi, Mars is going to change its zodiac sign and communicate with the girl. Therefore, the significance of this Ekadashi has increased even more.

Freedom meets Yamlok

A person doesn't have to face the torture of Yamlok throughout the fast of Indira Ekadashi. It's also said in the Padma Purana that if the virtues of this Ekadashi coming in the Shraddha Paksha are given to the ancestors, then the ancestors who went to hell also go to heaven after being free of hell. Together with this, they also get Baikuntha Dham.

Significance of Ekadashi

According to the Padma Purana, the devotees who keep a fast of Indira Ekadashi with true mind and worship Lord Vishnu by regulation, get the Baikuntha Dham and their ancestors also go free from hell and go to heaven.

By keeping fast, the soul will get freedom from the cycle of birth and loss of life. It has been told in the Puranas that as a lot of virtue Kanyadan, hundreds of years of penance and more virtue can be attained by keeping the sole Indira Ekadashi fast.

Indira Ekadashi Vrat Puja Vidhi

  • According to the Padma Purana, whoever needs to keep a fast, then get up in the Brahma Muhurta on Ekadashi and retire from the bath, and so on. 
  • First of all, meditate on Lord Vishnu and resolve them fast. Remembering fathers, sprinkle Ganga water, flower, role, and Akshat on the image of Lord Vishnu. 
  • Take out their Aarti with incense, ghee, and sing Aarti. 
  • Lord Vishnu may be very fond of Tulsi, so definitely use Tulsi in his enjoyment. 
  • Vishnu Sahasranama should be recited after Aarti. 
  • Then Shraddha of the names of the ancestors and give Dakshina to the Brahmin. 
  • Apologize to the ancestors of Lord Vishnu.

Indira Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Dharmaraja Yudhishthira started saying, "O God! What is the name of Ashwin Krishna Ekadashi? What's its method and result? So please say. Lord Krishna started saying that the name of this Ekadashi is Indira Ekadashi. This Ekadashi is supposed to destroy sins and to relieve fathers from downgrade. Hey Rajan! Listen carefully to its story. Only by listening to this does the fruit of the Vapeya Yajna.

In ancient times, a majestic king named Indrasen ruled in a city named Mahishmati following his subjects religiously during the time of Satyug. He was a king son, grandson and rich in wealth, and so on. and was a great devotee of Vishnu. One day when the king was sitting happily in his meeting, Maharishi Narada descended from the skyway and came to his meeting.

The king stood up folding his hands on seeing them and methodically offered postures and arghya. Sitting happily, the monk asked the king, O Rajan! Are all your seven parts efficiently? Does your mind live in religion and your mind in Vishnu devotion? Listening to such things of Devarshi Narada, the king said- O Maharishi! By your grace, everyone seems to be skilled in my state and yajna karmadi are being strengthened here. Please tell me the reason for your arrival. Then the sage started saying that, O Rajan! Listen to my words that surprise you.

I once went from Brahmalok to Yamlok, where I worshiped Yamaraj devoutly and praised Dharmasheel and Satyavan Dharmaraja. In the meeting of the same Yamraj, the great wise and righteous saw your father due to the fast of Ekadashi.

He gave the message, so I tell you. He said that due to any disturbance in the previous birth, I'm staying near Yamaraja, so, O son, if you fast for Ashwin Krishna Indira Ekadashi for me, then I can get heaven.

Naradji mentioned - On the tenth day of the Krishna Paksha of Ashwin month, in the morning, wake up and, take a shower after which go to the river and so forth. and take a shower within the afternoon.

Then reverentially worship the ancestors and have a meal as soon as. On the morning of Ekadashi, within the morning, take a shower with Datun and so forth., then taking the rules of fasting and devoutly take a vow that 'I'll fast this day with out sacrificing all the indulgences and fasting for fasting.

 Pundarikaksha said! I'm your refuge, you protect me, in this way, in front of the idol of Shaligram methodically, make a ceremonial shraddha and offer fruitful food to deserving Brahmins and provides Dakshina. Whoever survives the shraddh of ancestors, sniff it and give it to the cow and worship Lord Rishikesh with all the elements like sun, lamp, scent, flower, naivedya, and so on.

Awaken near God at night. After this, on the morning of Dwadashi, in the morning, worship God and provide meals to Brahmins. You must also eat silently with brothers and sisters, woman and son.

Naradji started saying that, O Rajan! By this method, if you deviate from laziness and observe this Ekadashi, then your father will surely go to heaven. Naradji disappeared after saying this. In accordance with Naradji's statement, the king fasting with his binds and slaves caused a wreath from the sky and the father of that king climbed Garuda and went to Vishnulok. King Indrasen also ruled the kingdom with the effect of fasting on Ekadashi and finally went to heaven with his son sitting on the throne.

Hey Yudhishthira! I told you the significance of this Indira Ekadashi fast. By reading and listening to it, humans are freed from all sins and after having enjoyed all kinds of indulgence, they get to Baikuntha.

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