Ekadashi is a vital celebration in Hinduism, especially the Mokshada Ekadashi marks a significant value for Vaishnavites. Devotees observe Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat (fasting) on the ‘Shukla Paksha Ekadashi,’ which falls on the 11th day of the waxing phase of the moon.
This particular Ekadashi is referred to as ‘Maun Ekadashi.’ Therefore, people observe Mauna Vrat (silence fasting) all day long. Another name of this Ekadashi is Vaikuntha Ekadashi as well.
Benefits of Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat:
Ekadashi is a celebration to offer prayer to Lord Vishnu. His devotees observe Vaishnava Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat, which they believe is equivalent to observing fast on other 23 Ekadashi. Adherents observe this fasting to obtain physical, spiritual, and astronomical advantages.
- Keeping Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat can successfully remove earlier sins and reach ‘Vaikunth‘ after death.
- Eventually, if you observe this fasting, your deceased forefathers will attain a place in heaven.
- This observance helps one attain salvation/ Moksha.
Rituals of Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat:
The Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat rituals involve:
- Waking up early before sunrise and taking a holy dip.
- Observing fasting for the entire day.
- Restricting yourself from eating or drinking anything that day.
- Offering prayer to Lord Vishnu.
- Devotees can observe partial fasting by eating or drinking a one-time meal (either evening or morning). Only fruits, dairy products, and vegetarian foods are allowed.
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