Ekadashi is the 11th day in the Hindu calendar. Mohini Ekadashi is observed in the month of Vaisakha during Shukla paksha(waxing phase of the moon) Ekadashi. Ekadashi is also known as Hari Vasara as it is dedicated to lord Vishnu (Sri Hari).
On this day Hindu devotees observe fasting and end after sunrise of the next day. Breaking the fasting is called Parana.
It is believed that Ekadashi fasting helps in the ride of all the sins and past life misdeeds. According to Hindu mythology, Mohini is the attractive female avatar of Lord Vishnu.
In Mahabharata, it is mentioned as Lord Vishnu appears in the form of Mohini to acquire the pot of Amrita from demons (asuras) and gives it back to gods(devas).
Mohini Ekadashi 2023 Date
In 2023 Mohini Ekadashi is celebrated on Monday, 1st May.
Importance & legend associated with Mohini Ekadashi
When Yudhishthir asked Lord Krishna about the importance of Mohini Ekadashi. Sri Krishna replied about how Rama observed vrat in Tretha Yuga after sage Vasishta advised them to perform vrat.
Explained how all obstacles of Rama went away after performing Vrat. Also explained how Sri Rama won the battle against Ravana & bring back Sita.