Yogini Ekadashi 2023: Date & Time, Vrat Katha, Importance

Yogini Ekadashi 2023: Yogini Ekadashi is one of 24 Ekadashi that comes in a year as per the Hindu calendar. According to the north Indian calendar, Yogini Ekadashi comes during Krishna Paksha of Ashadha month. On the other hand, it comes during Krishna Paksha or Jyaishta month as per the South Indian calendar. If we talk about the common English calendar that we use, Yogini Ekadashi falls in the months of June or July.

It is believed that those who observe fast on Yogini Ekadashi get rid of their sins. Plus, they can transcend to Swarga lok after their death. Keep reading this post if you are wondering when is Yogini Ekadashi in 2023. Here, we will provide complete details regarding Yogini Ekadashi 2023 including date, time, importance, rituals, etc.

Yogini Ekadashi 2023 Overview

Ekadashi VratYogini Ekadashi 2023
MonthJune 2023
Date14th June 2023

Yogini Ekadashi 2023 Date and Time

It is said that keeping fast on Yogini Ekadashi gives good fortune equal to feeding thousands of Brahamans. The date and time of Yogini Ekadashi 2023 are as follows.

  • Name of the festival: Yogini Ekadashi 2023
  • Date: 14th June 2023
  • Day: Wednesday
  • Ekadashi Tithi Begins: 09: 28 AM on 13th June 2023
  • Ekadashi Tithi Ends: 8: 48 AM on 14th June 2023

This Ekadashi fast begins from the night of Dashami and continues till the morning of Dwadashi after charity and worship.

Importance of Yogini Ekadashi

Just like other Ekadashi, Yogini Ekadashi also has its own importance due to which it is celebrated. It said that keeping the fast on Yogini Ekadashi worth feeding eighty-eight thousand brahmans.

Apart from this, devotees can get rid of their sins by observing a fast on Yogini Ekadashi. In addition to this, fasting on Yogini Ekadashi opens up the way to heaven for devotees after their death.

Story or Vrat Katha of Yogini Ekadashi 2023

The story or Vrat Katha of Yogini Ekadashi was told by Lord Krishna to Kind Yudhistra upon his request. According to the story, once there was a King named Kuber living in the city named Alkapuri of Swargdham. He was a true devotee of Lord Shiva. There was a gardener namedHema. Hema was used to deliver fresh flowers so that Kuber can worship the Lord.

One day, when Hema was collecting flowers from the garden he got attracted to his wife named Vishalakshmi. He completely forgot that he has to deliver flowers to the king. On the other hand, the King got very angry and send his soldiers to bring Hema to the court. He scolded Hema and curse him that he will never get love of any lady. Apart from this, he also cursed that Hema will go down to the earth.

This way, Hema fall to the earth and got a skin disease. His wife Vijaylaxmi also left him. Poor Hema keeps wandering around the forest hungry and thirsty. One day he reached the ashram of Sage Markande. He immediately fell to the feet of the Sage. The Sage console him and ask what he can do for him. Hema then told him his complete story. The Sage understand his problem and told him that he should observe fast on Yogini Ekadashi. Hema does exactly that and keep fast on Yogini Ekadashi. By this way, Hema got rid of all his sins. Since then, Yogini Ekadashi is celebrated as a Sacred Day.

Yogini Ekadashi Rituals

Given below are the rituals performed during Yogini Ekadashi.

  • On this day you should wake up early in the morning.
  • Then, you should take a bath and pran of the fast.
  • Next, you must clean the temple of the house.
  • After that, you should clean the Idol of Lord Vishnu.
  • At the time of worshipping, you should offer Tulsi leaves to Lord Vishnu.
  • In the evening, you should light a Diya in front of the Lord Vishnu idol.
  • Next day, on Dwedashi you must finish the fast as per the shubhmuhurat.
  • It is also important for you to offer food to Lord Vishnu. You must also add sweet in the food offering.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Yogini Ekadashi 2023?

Yogini Ekadashi 2023 will fall on 14th June 2023.

On which day Yogini Ekadashi falls in 2023?

It will fall on Wednesday.

What is the parana timing of Yogini Ekadashi?

15th June 2023, 5:23 AM to 8:10 AM

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