Jaya Ekadashi

16 Feb

Jaya Ekadashi – 14 Feb 2011

Jaya Ekadasi is observed on Magha Shukla Ekadashi day, the eleventh day during Shukla Paksha in Magha month. Jaya Ekadasi 2011 date is 14 February. While Magha month is the auspicious month for Shiva Pooja and this Ekadasi is auspicious for Vishnu Pooja.On this day, Lord Vishnu and Shiva both are worshipped. Observing Jaya Ekadashi Vrata gives the devotees the opportunity to get rid of the sins and to get salvation. The legend or story or Jaya Ekadashi Vratakatha is mentioned in the Padma Purana. It is explained as a conversation between Lord Krishna and Yudhistira.  Jaya Ekadasi is also known as Bhishma Ekadashi or Bhauma Ekadasi in South India.

( Courtesy – Mr MS Hebbar)

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