Importance of Ekadashi Fast
Once during Tapobhoomi Namishaaranya Thirth, eighty eight thousand rishis and Muni. Shri Ved Vyas, the prime Pandit Sutji was seated in between the 88,000 Rushi Muni like a Moon between the nine lakh stars.
Everyone asked Sutji Maharaj one question. ”In the coming generation to get rid of all sorrows, what is the remedy?” We all are eager to hear from you. Hearing this request, Shri Sutji said for the wellbeing of humanity this question which you have said with the Blessings of Shri Ved Vyasji I am going to narrate to you. Now you will all listen with attention.
Sutji said in one year there are 12 months and the 12 months have
24 Ekadashis. In a Leap year (Purshottam Maas) there is one extra month so 2 additional Ekadashi are there. So total there are 26
Ekadashi. Now I am narrating the 26 Ekadashi names, only by listening to the names of the Ekadashi many sins are washed away. So listen attentively.
6. Jaya / Bhaimi
16. Sayana / Padma
19. Aja / Annada
20. Parvartini / Parsva
24. Haribhodini / Utthana
25. Adik maas – Padmini
Listening and reading the name only gives fruits. The sages have said that the fast and udyapan will give the fruits of the fasting.