Mokshada Ekadashi 2020 date and time
- Mokshada Ekadashi 2020 date: Friday, December 25, 2020
- Ekadashi Tithi Begins at 11:17 PM on December 24, 2020
- Ekadashi Tithi Ends at 01:54 AM on December 26, 2020
Mokshada Ekadashi vrat significance
Mokshada Ekadashi is considered a highly auspicious occasion in the Hindu religion. It’s believed that those who keep Mokshada Ekadashi vrat are blessed by Lord Vishnu and they get rid of their sins to achieve moksha or liberation after death. On this day, devotees observe a complete fast from sunrise to the dawn the next day.
Mokshada Ekadashi legend
As per legend, king Vaikhanasa ruled the city of Champakanagar whose residents were from Vishnu-worshipping Vaishnava sect and were very erudite in Vedic knowledge. One night, king Vaikhanasa had a dream where he saw his late father being tormented in Naraka (hell). The next day, he held a council meet to get advice on how to free his dead father and his ancestors from tortures of Naraka and grant them moksha (salvation). The council advised the king to approach the saint Parvata Muni. The saint told Vaikhanasa that his had committed the sin of quarrelling with his wife and having coitus with her in her menstrual cycle, in spite of her strong protests. As a solution to rectify the situation, the sage suggested to the king to observe Mokshada Ekadashi vrat. As suggested by the saint, king Vaikhanasa observed the Mokshada Ekadashi vrat with full faith and devotion. This pleased the gods of heaven and they carried the king’s father to heaven.