Mohini Ekadashi 2018: All You Need to Know About The Auspicious Day
26th April 2018 (Thursday)
On 27th, Parana Time = 05:48 to 08:07On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment = 08:07
Mohini Ekadashi 2018: Vrat Katha
Mohini Ekadashi is the day when Lord Vishnu took his first female form, incarnated as Mohini. During the Samudra Manthan, a fight between the Gods and the Demons took place in a bid to drink the Amrit, which could make them immortal.
The best option was that the Gods should drink it and the demons must not be let to do so. It was feared that if the demons drank it, they might become all-powerful and attempt to destroy the world with their atrocities. This brought the Gods in a problem.
Post having pondered over the issue, they knew that Lord Vishnu was the only one who could help them. The Gods, therefore, asked him to use his power.
Being one of the most clever Gods, Lord Vishnu knew that it is not physical power that will work, but their weakness that must be caught hold of.
Lord Vishnu then took the form of ‘Apsara Mohini’. The literal meaning of the word Mohini is – the one who attracts. This divine appearance of Mohini attracted the demons and took all the attention of the demons, such that the demons did not even realize when she made the Gods drink the divine Amrit, whereas gave plain water to the demons. That is how the Gods became immortal and the demons lost.
Mohini Ekadashi 2018: Mantra
Om Namo Bhagavate Vaasudevaaya Mantra, Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram or Vishnu Ashtottaram.
Shri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram” or chant Rama Moola Mantra – “Om Shri Ramaya Namah
Mohini Ekadashi 2018: Puja Vidhi
After having cleaned the house and having taken bath early during the Brahma Muhurta, the devotee has to establish the idol of Lord Vishnu. Purify the idol as well as the puja place, by sprinkling some drops of Gangajal. Then, offer the items kept in the puja tray. Lord Vishnu is worshiped with flowers, sesame seeds, sandalwood paste, dhoop, deep, akshat, naivedya, panchamrit, coconut, and sweets. Tulsi(basil) is very dear to Lord Vishnu. So do not forget to offer Tulsi too. For those whose marriage is getting delayed, they must worship the deity with yellow-colored flowers and must themselves also wear yellow-colored clothes. Vishnu Sahasranaam, Vishnu Bhajans can be recited, concluding with the Aarti. This is followed by distributing the prasad among the devotees.