Varuthini Ekadashi, coincidence of worship of Lord Vishnu and Hanuman ji, know auspicious time, method of worship, story and importance
Varuthini Ekadashi is falling on Tuesday 26th April. It is believed that by worshiping Lord Vishnu on Ekadashi Tithi, all sins are destroyed by fasting and the result is equal to 10 thousand years of penance. Know Varuthini Ekadashi auspicious time, stories and significance.
According to astrologers, Varuthini Ekadashi will start at 01.36 pm on Monday, April 25, and will end at 12.46 pm on Tuesday, April 26. In this way, according to Udaya Tithi, it would be best to keep Ekadashi fast on Tuesday, April 26.
Get up early this morning, after taking a bath, wear clean clothes and light a lamp in the temple. Then after bathing the idol of the deities, wear clean clothes. If you can fast, then take a resolution and meditate on Lord Vishnu. Worship Goddess Lakshmi along with Lord Vishnu.
Offer Bhog to Lord Vishnu, in which Tulsi must be included. According to the beliefs, worshiping Lord Vishnu and Mother Lakshmi fulfills all the wishes.
There are many legends about Varuthini Ekadashi. According to a legend, when Lord Shiva cut off the fifth head of Brahma ji when he was angry, he was cursed. To get rid of this curse, Lord Shiva fasted on Varuthini Ekadashi. By observing Varuthini Ekadashi fast, Lord Shiva was freed from curses and sins. According to religious beliefs, the result of fasting on this day is equivalent to many years of penance.
According to another legend, in ancient times a king named Mandhata ruled on the banks of river Narmada. Once, while he was doing penance in the forest, a bear came there and started chewing on the king’s feet. King Mandhata remained absorbed in penance even after suffering deep pain. When the bear started dragging the king inside the forest, the king prayed to Lord Vishnu for protection.
Hearing the king’s prayer, Lord Vishnu appeared there and saved the life of the king by killing the bear. By then the bear had eaten a leg of the king. When Lord Vishnu saw this, he told King Mandhata to go to Mathura and observe Varuthini Ekadashi fast. With the effect of this fast you will be fine. The king did the same and due to the effect of the fast, his feet came back again. The king attained heaven after his death by fasting on Varuthini Ekadashi.