Papankusha Ekadashi 2023: By fasting on Papankusha Ekadashi, you will get freedom from all sins. Its glory gives results equal to a hundred horse sacrifices. Know the auspicious time and importance of this Ekadashi.
Papankusa Ekadashi: It is said that fasting on Papankusa Ekadashi on 25th October with full rituals gives the same results as Ashvamedha and Surya Yagya. According to religious texts, fasting on this Ekadashi and worshiping Lord Vishnu results in rigorous penance.
A person tries to get freedom from sins throughout his life, but only by fasting on this Ekadashi, all his sins are destroyed, the importance of which was told to Yudhishthir by Lord Krishna himself. Know the importance of this Ekadashi.
According to the legend, once upon a time, there lived a cruel hunter named Krodhan on Mount Vidyanchal. He spent his entire life in misdeeds like rioting, robbery, drinking, and lying. He became a sinner by committing many bad deeds and killing dumb animals. When his last moments came, he approached Angira Maharishi in fear of death. He fears that he has committed a lot of sins in his life and because of this he will go to hell after death. To atone for this sin he went to the sage.
Fasting on this Ekadashi also relieves serious sins: Sage Angira took pity on the hunter and told him the importance of Papankusha Ekadashi and asked him to observe this fast. He observes a fast on this Ekadashi and worships Lord Hari, as told to him by the sage. The fast absolved the hunter of all his sins and he got a place in Vaikuntha. By remembering the name of God and chanting his name on the day of Ekadashi, all sins are removed. The outcome of many yagyas is the way they are performed.
When will Papankusha Ekadashi be in 2023: Ashvayuj month Shukla Ekadashi is from 3:14 PM on 24 October 2023 to 12:32 PM on 25 October 2023.
There will be a break for Papankusha Ekadashi initiation on 26th October, from 6:28 a.m. to 8:43 a.m.