Papmochani Ekadashi 2017
About Papmochani Ekadashi :
Papmochani Ekadashi is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the 11th lunar day (Ekadashi Tithi) of the Krishna Paksha (waning moon phase) in the Hindu Calendar month Falgun or Chaitra (as per North Indian Calendar) which in the Gregorian calendar falls in March or April.
Papmochani Ekadashi is a highly auspicious day dedicated to worship of Lord Vishnu to get rid of all your sins.
The name of the Ekadashi, “Papmochani” itself means redemption of sins.
Papmochani Ekadashi Story / Vrat Katha :
According to legends, once upon a time there was a sage named Medhavi who did his tapasya (meditation) in chaitaratha forest. He was an adherent devotee of Lord Shiva. He was well know for his meditation practices, which could not be interrupted even after alluring distractions. However an apsara (angel) named Manju Ghosha was successful in luring the sage and eventually they married each other.
After years of married life, apsara Manju Ghosha told the safe that she wanted to return to devaloka (heaven) from where she had come. The sage refused to let her go, but she disobeyed the sage and went away. Getting angry on this, the sage cursed her and turned her into a witch.
Soon the sage felt that he had done a wrong deed by cursing the apsara. So he gave her a solution that she would be relieved from the curse and would regain her human body only after she performed Papmochani Ekadashi vrata.
The sage himself felt guilty of having committed a sin of falling into the trap of apsara Manju Ghosha and on advice of his father sage Chyavana, even sage Medhavi performed the Papmochani Ekadashi vrata to get rid of his sins and the guilt associated with it.
It is believed that apsara Manju Ghosha religiously performed the Papmochani Ekadashi vrata and regained her human form and since then devotees have been performing the Papmochani Ekadashi vrata to get rid of their sins and guilt’s associated with it.
Papmochani Ekadashi Puja Vidhi :
The Puja Vidhi performed during Papmochani Ekadashi is similar to that followed during other Ekadashi’s.
Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe a strict fast on the day of Ekadashi which is broken on the next day during the parana time. Those who are unable to keep a whole day fast keep a partial fast by consuming fruits and milk and avoid eating rice and other grains for the whole day.
Papmochani Ekadashi Mantra :
You can chant any one of these Vishnu Mantra and Slokas on this auspicious day of Papmochani Ekadashi – Om Namo Bhagavate Vaasudevaaya Mantra, Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram or Vishnu Ashtottaram.
Papmochani Ekadashi 2017 Date :
- Papmochani Ekadashi – 24th March 2017
Papmochani Ekadashi 2017 Parana Date & Time :
- 06:42 to 09:07 hrs IST on 25th March 2017
- 06:42 to 10:42 hrs IST on 25th March 2017 (For Vaishnava’s)
Papmochani Ekadashi Vrat Katha, Puja Vidhi, Vrat Mahatmya Hindi Video :