Vijaya Ekadashi is an important day in Hinduism. Vijaya Ekadashi is observed on the Krishna Paksha Ekadashi of Falgun month according to the Hindu calendar. There are about 24 to 26 Ekadashi in a year and each Ekadashi has its own special significance, thus also Vijaya Ekadashi. It is known by the name of Vijaya Ekadashi that this fast is the fast that gives victory. This fast has been described in Padma Purana and Skanda Purana.
One who observes this fast can get victory over his enemies. Lord Vishnu is worshiped on the day of Vijaya Ekadashi. Lord Krishna told Arjuna about the importance of Vijaya Ekadashi.
Lord Vishnu is worshiped with full dedication on the day of Vijaya Ekadashi. The person observing the fast should wake up at sunrise and take a bath. A small idol of Lord Vishnu is placed at the place of worship and devotees offer sandalwood paste, sesame seeds, fruits, lamps and incense to the Lord. It is considered auspicious to recite 'Vishnu Sahasranama' and 'Narayan Stotra' on this day.
On the day of Dwadashi, after feeding Brahmins, send them off and then eat food.
By observing the fast of Vijaya Ekadashi, a person gets victory over his enemies. In ancient times, many kings have been able to convert their definite defeat into victory due to the effect of this fast.
Arjuna is filled with joy on hearing the greatness of Ekadashi from Lord Krishna. After knowing the greatness of Jaya Ekadashi, Arjuna says that what is the significance of Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Madhav Falgun, I want to know from you, so please tell the story about it. read more...