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Saphala Ekadashi 2021: Ekadashi is considered special in Hinduism. Ekadashi fasting is also mentioned in the story of Mahabharata. According to mythology, Lord Krishna himself had told Dharmaraja Yudhishthira and Arjuna about the greatness of Ekadashi fasting. Ekadashi fasting is considered to be the best among all the fasts.
When is the last Ekadashi of the year 2021 and what is its religious significance, let us know from the below video-
According to the Panchang, 30 December 2021 is the last Ekadashi date of the year. It is a religious belief that by observing the fast of Saphala Ekadashi on this day, all wishes are fulfilled, and success is achieved in all works. Night awakening is said to be necessary for this fast. It is believed that only after night awakening one gets the full benefits of this fast.
One gets freedom from sins.
By observing Ekadashi fast one also gets freedom from sins. It is believed that by observing the fast of Ekadashi even by one member of the family, the sins of many generations are also destroyed. The fasting of Saphala Ekadashi starts from the tenth day itself. Therefore, one who observes the fast of Saphala Ekadashi should take only one meal on the night of Dashami Tithi.
Auspicious time of Saphala Ekadashi
Ekadashi date starts - on 29th December 2021 at 04:12 in the afternoon.
Ekadashi date ends - on 30 December 2021 till 01.40 pm.
Parana Muhurta of Saphala Ekadashi Vrat - From 07:14 am to 09:18 am on December 31, 2021. The time of ending Dwadashi on the day of Paran Tithi is 10:39 am.
Saphala Ekadashi Vrat Katha
According to the legend, there were five sons of Mahishman king in Champavati city. The eldest son Lumbhak was characterless. He was always involved in blaspheming the deities, eating meat and doing other sinful deeds. Because of his bad deeds, the king threw him out of the kingdom. After leaving the house, Lumbak started living in the forest.
On the tenth night of Krishna Paksha, he could not sleep due to cold and by morning he became lifeless due to cold. During the day, when the cold had subsided after the sun, he regained consciousness and started collecting fruits in the forest. After this, in the evening after sunset, cursing his luck, he placed all the fruits in the root of the peepal tree, and he said, 'May Lakshmipati Lord Vishnu be pleased with these fruits.
After this, even the whole night of Ekadashi could not sleep contemplating his sorrows. In this way, the Ekadashi fast of Lumbhak was completed unknowingly. Due to the effect of this fast, he was inclined towards good deeds. After that, his father gave his whole kingdom and went to heat. After a few days, Lumbhak had a son named Manogya, who after handing over the kingdom, Lumbhak himself succeeded in attaining salvation by engaging in Vishnu hymns.