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Papankusha Ekadashi 2017: Get Rid Of Fear From Hell!
The fast of Papankusha Ekadashi in 2017 will be observed on October 1. Worship Lord Padmanabha, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, on Papankusha Ekadashi and remove the fear of going to Naraka. Observe the Papankusha Ekadashi fast and find a place in heaven. Read on to know more…
Papankusha Ekadashi 2017
The Ekadashi that occurs in bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu month Ashwin is called the Papankusha Ekadashi. On this day, the deity named Lord Padmanabha is worshiped, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Hence, keep the Papankusha Ekadashi Vrat (fast) and receive the blessings of Lord Padmanabha. It is said that if someone observes fast on this Ekadasi, one may get all the luxuries of the world and gets rid of the sinful reactions.
Papankusha Ekadashi : Significance Of The Day
While observing the fast on this Papankusha Ekadashi, one should know the significance of this Ekadasi. Let’s take a look at the significance of the Papankusha Ekadashi.
It is said that if a person observes the fast on the day of Papankusha Ekadashi, the one would go to heaven after death. If someone is going to observe the Papankusha Ekadashi Vrat, he/she need not to be afraid of hell, as the merits of this Ekadashi removes the fear of problems to be faced in hell.
It is also believed that even if someone conducts 1000 Ashwamedha Yagya or 100 Surya Yagya, it could still not be compared with the 16 th portion of the benefits of Papankusha Ekadasi. Hence, one should observe the Papankusha Ekadashi fast to get all these benefits. Also, the one who observes this Ekadashi fast gets healthy and wealthy by the effects of Papankusha Ekadasi.
Legend of Papankusha Ekadashi
As per the legend of Papankusha Ekadashi, there was a cruel hunter named Krodhana. He lived on the Vindhyachal mountains. The hunter always committed sinful acts, throughout his life. He was always involved in acts like killing, violence, drinking, and theft. A day before the hunter was going to die, Yamaraj (the death god) ordered his aides to tell him about the same. After listening to his death news, the hunter became afraid. He reached the saint named Angira. He asked the saint that as he is going to die, he had a regret for all the sins and wants to get rid of their evil effects, after death.
The saint advised him to observe the Papankusha Ekadasi Vrat. Hence, Krodhana observed the fast of Papankusha Ekadasi and chanted Lord Vishnu's name all over the night. While, chanting the Mantras, the hunter fell asleep; the envoys came to take his soul to hell, but could not succeed in the same. Rather, his soul was taken to heaven as when he died he was observing the Papankusha fast.
Papankusha Ekadashi : Rituals Of The Day
Rituals are an important part of the fast. If you are going to observe the Papankusha Ekadashi Vrat, do check out the rituals to be followed on this day.
The one observing the Papankusha fast should wake up early in the morning and take bath. New clothes are to be worn on this day. After this, Idol of Lord Vishnu is worshiped by using incense sticks, flowers, and fruits.
It is said that the rituals of the Papankusha Ekadashi are to be followed from Dashami (the tenth day of Hindu month). One should worship the seven cereals namely - rice, Moong (green grams), wheat, barley, gram, and Urad (black lentil). One should also avoid committing any sinful acts and should not speak lie. Also, if you are going to observe the Papankusha Ekadashi Vrat, do not eat a food containing salt and spices, on this day. Devotees chant devotional songs all over the night. The fast gets over on Dwadashi (the twelfth day of Hindu month).
Hence, by observing the Papankusha Ekadashi Vrat, find a way to heaven and stay fearless from hell. Have faith in Lord Vishnu to get rid of the sins.
Hopefully, this information on Papankusha Ekadashi will help you to observe the Papankusha Ekadashi fast to get a way to reach heaven. Follow the rituals on the day of Papankusha Ekadasi and be the one to please Lord Vishnu.
AstroSage wishes you a blessed Papankusha Ekadashi..!