Saphala Ekadashi 2021: Worship of Lord Vishnu will fulfill the desired wishes

The fast of Saphala Ekadashi will be on the rising date of Paush Krishna Paksha. The last Ekadashi of the year 2021 is falling on 30 December. Saphala Ekadashi will be fast. This Ekadashi is beneficial for everyone. Worshiping Lord Vishnu on this day fulfills the desired wishes, as well as any work started on the day of Safal Ekadashi is definitely successful. Keeping fast on this day brings new and good thoughts along with purification of mind.

Saphala Ekadashi auspicious time
Ekadashi date starts: 29th December starting at 4:13 pm
Ekadashi date ends: 30 December till 1.40 pm

Saphala Ekadashi Puja Method
On this day, after getting up in Brahma Muhurta and meditating on God, first of all take a vow of fasting. After that take a bath after retiring from all the work. After this, go to the place of worship and worship Lord Krishna by law. For this, along with doing sixteen things like incense, lamp, naivedya etc., donate lamp at night. Did not sleep at night this day. Stay awake all night and do bhajan-kirtan of God. Along with this, ask God for forgiveness for any mistake. On the next second day i.e. on the morning of December 31, do as before. After this, invite the brahmins respectfully and feed them and give gifts and dakshina as per your choice. After this, make your own food by offering prasad to everyone.

The general rules of fasting should be followed on the day of the fast. Along with this, as far as possible, satvik food should be taken on the day of fast. Salt should not be used in food at all. By this you will get the result equal to thousands of yagyas.

Saphala Ekadashi fasting story
By reading, listening to this story and following it, one gets the fruits of the Rajasuya Yagya.

Yudhishthira asked: Swami! What is the name of the Ekadashi that occurs in the Krishna Paksha of Paush month? What is its method and which deity is worshiped in it? Tell me this

Lord Krishna says: Rajendra! I do not get as much satisfaction from the sacrifices of great Dakshina, as do the rituals of Ekadashi fasting. There is an Ekadashi named ‘Safala’ in the Krishna Paksha of Paush month. On that day Lord Narayan should be worshiped methodically. As Sheshnag is the best among the serpents, Garuda among the birds and Shri Vishnu among the gods, similarly Ekadashi is the best among all the fasts.

Rajan! On ‘Safala Ekadashi’, after chanting the name mantras, worship Shrihari with coconut fruits, betel nut, bijoura and jamira lemon, pomegranate, beautiful amla, clove, plum and especially mango fruits and incense lamp. There is a special law to donate a lamp on ‘Safala Ekadashi’. One should do Jagran at night with Vaishnava men. The fruit that a person who awakens does not get even by doing penance for thousands of years.

Blessed! Now listen to the auspicious story of ‘Safala Ekadashi’. There is a Puri known as Champavati, which was once the capital of King Mahishmat. Rajrishi Mahishmat had five sons. The eldest among them was always engaged in sinful deeds. He was adulterous and prostitute. He spent his father’s money in sinful activities. He was always ill-mannered and denounced Vaishnavas and deities. Seeing his son as such a wicked man, King Mahishmat named him Lumbhak among the princes. Then the father and brothers together drove him out of the kingdom, Lumbak went into the deep forest. While staying there, he often looted the wealth of the whole city. One day when he came to the city to steal at night, the soldiers caught him. But when he introduced himself as the son of King Mahishmat, the soldiers left him. Then he returned to the forest and started living by eating meat and fruits of trees. The Peepal tree was the resting place of that wicked many years old. That tree was considered a great deity in that forest. Papbuddhi Lumbhaka used to reside there.

One day, due to the influence of some accumulated virtue, the fast of Ekadashi was observed by him. In the month of Paush, on the tenth day of Krishna Paksha, Papishtha Lumbhaka ate the fruits of the trees and, being unclothed, suffered the whole night of winter. At that time he neither slept nor got any rest. He was becoming lifeless. He did not regain consciousness even after sunrise. Even on the day of ‘Safala Ekadashi’ Lumbak remained unconscious. At noon he regained consciousness. Then looking here and there, he got up from the seat and staggered like a lame and went inside the forest. He was getting weak and suffering from hunger. Rajan! By the time Lumbhaka returned to his resting place with many fruits, the sun god had set. Then he requested many fruits in the root of that peepal tree and said: ‘May Lakshmipati Lord Vishnu be satisfied with these fruits’.

Rajan! On ‘Safala Ekadashi’, after chanting the name mantras, worship Shrihari with coconut fruits, betel nut, bijoura and jamira lemon, pomegranate, beautiful amla, clove, plum and especially mango fruits and incense lamp. There is a special law to donate a lamp on ‘Safala Ekadashi’. One should do Jagran at night with Vaishnava men. The fruit that a person who awakens does not get even by doing penance for thousands of years.

Blessed! Now listen to the auspicious story of ‘Safala Ekadashi’. There is a Puri known as Champavati, which was once the capital of King Mahishmat. Rajrishi Mahishmat had five sons. The eldest among them was always engaged in sinful deeds. He was adulterous and prostitute. He spent his father’s money in sinful activities. He was always ill-mannered and denounced Vaishnavas and deities. Seeing his son as such a wicked man, King Mahishmat named him Lumbhak among the princes. Then the father and brothers together drove him out of the kingdom, Lumbak went into the deep forest. While staying there, he often looted the wealth of the whole city. One day when he came to the city to steal at night, the soldiers caught him. But when he introduced himself as the son of King Mahishmat, the soldiers left him. Then he returned to the forest and started living by eating meat and fruits of trees. The Peepal tree was the resting place of that wicked many years old. That tree was considered a great deity in that forest. Papbuddhi Lumbhaka used to reside there.

One day, due to the influence of some accumulated virtue, the fast of Ekadashi was observed by him. In the month of Paush, on the tenth day of Krishna Paksha, Papishtha Lumbhaka ate the fruits of the trees and, being unclothed, suffered the whole night of winter. At that time he neither slept nor got any rest. He was becoming lifeless. He did not regain consciousness even after sunrise. Even on the day of ‘Safala Ekadashi’ Lumbak remained unconscious. At noon he regained consciousness. Then looking here and there, he got up from the seat and staggered like a lame and went inside the forest. He was getting weak and suffering from hunger. Rajan! By the time Lumbhaka returned to his resting place with many fruits, the sun god had set. Then he requested many fruits in the root of that peepal tree and said: ‘May Lakshmipati Lord Vishnu be satisfied with these fruits’.

Thus unintentionally he observed this fast. At that time there was a voice from Akash: ‘Prince! You will get kingdom and son by offering ‘Safala Ekadashi’. Saying ‘Very good’ he accepted that boon. After that his form became divine. Since then his best intellect was engaged in the worship of Lord Vishnu. Adorned with divine ornaments, he attained an impeccable kingdom and ruled it for fifteen years. A son named Manogya was born to him. When he grew up, Lumbhaka immediately left the love of the kingdom and handed it over to his son and he himself went near Lord Krishna, where man never falls in mourning.

Rajan! In this way, one who observes the best fast of ‘Safala Ekadashi’, after enjoying happiness in this world, attains salvation after death. Blessed are those people in the world, who are engaged in the fast of ‘Safala Ekadashi’, their birth is successful. King! By reading, listening to its glory and acting accordingly, one attains the fruit of the Rajasuya Yagya.

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