Yogini Ekadashi

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The Yohgini Ekadashi falls in the Hindu Month of Ashad 11th day in Krishna Paksha. This year it will be fall on 20th of June 2017.

There is a story behind the Yogini Ekadashi. Kubera who was the official treasurer of Lord. He was king of Alkapuri. He worship God Shiva daily without any single day gap. His gardener namely Hem Mali who collects the flower from the Mansarovar Lake and provides to king Kuber for the worship of God Shiva. Wife of Hem Mali Swarupawati was very beautiful. One day he was very attracted towards his wife and busy with her in love and romance. Due to this he was delay in handover the flowers to king Kuber for the worship. Kuber orderd his warriers to search out the Hem Mali and find out the reason of delay in collecting the flower. Warrier informed the exact reason for delay in flower delivery to king that is fall in love with her wife.

King Kuber got furious and cursed the Hem Mali to go out of heaven [Swarglok]. Immediately Hem Mali forcibly sent to Mratyulok and got ruined his good acts and fall in a disease of leprosy and suffered with hungry and thrust. Then he went to Markenday Rishi and told his all happenings. Markenday Rishi advised him to observe fast of Yogini Ekadashi to come out from the curse of king Kuber.

He followed and observe the fast and worshiped Lord Shiva. Thus he could excuse by Lord Shiva and again he was allowed in Heaven with his wife and spending again a peaceful life. Devotees who wants to free from all kind of sinful acts or want to peace in life with health and wealth, they observe the fast of Yogini Ekadashi.

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