Mohini Ekadashi falls during the Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month. Mohini Ekadashi is a Hindu festival celebrated to honor Lord Vishnu and his incarnated form of Mohini. It believed that observing a fast on this day can help devotees get rid of their sins and attain spiritual enlightenment.
The observance of the Mohini Ekadashi fast involves taking a bath with holy water, offering prayers to Lord Vishnu, chanting mantras, listening to religious stories and singing devotional songs in praise of the deity. On this day, devotees also abstain from eating grains and other food items like pulses, dairy products and fruits.
The celebration of Mohini Ekadashi helps people learn more about Lord Vishnu’s incarnation as Mohini. And also helps them connect with the divine by offering prayers to the deity. It is an important festival for Hindus all over the world as it provides them with an opportunity to seek spiritual solace and inner peace.
Importance of Mohini Ekadashi
The importance of this Ekadashi Vrat/Fast was described by Krishna to Yudhishthir when Yudhishthir questioned the importance of Ekadashi. It is said that this fast was performed in Treta Yug by Lord Ram. When he was unable to bear separation from Maa Janaki/Sita. Sage Vasistha advised Lord Sri Ram to perform this fast (firat). After Ramji followed this ritual of fasting, he overcame all obstacles and restored Mata Sita after killing Ravana.
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