Indira Ekadashi is celebrated on the 11th day of the Hindu month of Ashwin and the waning phase of the moon (Krishna Paksha). According to the English calendar, Indira Ekadashi will be celebrated on September 21 this year.

Indira Ekadashi 2022: History

According to legends, a mighty king named Indrasen ruled the kingdom of Mahishmati-Puri. King Indrasen was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. During a conversation with Narada Muni, it was revealed that the king’s father was in Lord Yamraj’s assembly.

Although he leads a religious life, he had to go to Yamlok because he broke the Ekadashi prematurely. Narada also said that his father wanted the king to observe Indira Ekadashi so that his father could go to heaven. Thus, quick sighting of Indira Ekadashi is believed to be auspicious, which attracts spiritual gains.

Indira Ekadashi 2022: method of fasting

  • Wake up early in the morning, take a bath then pray to God
  • In the afternoon, take a bath in running water and then offer it to your ancestors with a sincere heart.
  • observe a one-day fast and sleep on the ground
  • Sing the holy names of the Lord and pray for praise and be blessed.
  • Worship Shree Shaligram Shila in the afternoon of Indira Ekadashi, then offer ghee in the sacred fire and make tarpan to help your ancestors.

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