The ekadashi tithi of Krishna paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Ashadha is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is known by the name Yogini Ekadashi (Hindi:योगिनी एकादशी, Tamil:யோகினி ஏகாதசி, Gujarati: યોગિની એકાદશી, Telugu: యోగిన్యైకాదశి). The vrat or fast observed by Vishnu devotees on this day is Yogini ekadashi vrat. As per English calendar, this day comes during June-July every year. Yogini ekadashi 2019 date is June 29, Saturday.

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Observing Yogini ekadashi vrat is believed to help eliminate failures in life and over come skin diseases

Yogini Ekadashi comes after Nirjala Ekadashi (Jyeshta shukla paksha ekadashi) and before Dev Shayini Ekadashi (Ashadha shukla paksha).

Yogini ekadashi fast can be observed by anyone, young or old, and is for individuals who want to avoid any kind of disease or health problems. This fast is especially important to be observed by people who are suffering from any skin related problems including leprosy. This vrat, like many other Ekadashi fasts, is quite rewarding and removes all past sins and bad deeds and provides good health.

Yogini Ekadashi 2019 was on June 29 Saturday

Yogini ekadashi 2019 Puja Timings, Muhurat

Sunrise29 June, 2019 05:47 AM.
Sunset29 June, 2019 07:12 PM.
Dashami Tithi Begins26 July, 2019 07:56 PM.
Dashami Tithi Ends27 July, 2019 07:46 PM.
Ekadashi Tithi Begins28 June, 2019 06:36 AM.
Ekadashi Tithi Ends29 June, 2019 06:45 AM.
Hari Vasara End Moment29 June, 2019 12:37 PM.
Dwadashi End Moment30 June, 2019 06:11 AM.
Parana TimeJune 30, 05:48 AM - June 30, 06:11 AM
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Rituals of the Yogini Ekadashi vrat

The puja and fast of Yogini Ekadashi starts from dashami tithi (the tenth day of the Hindu calendar) until dwadashi tithi (the twelfth day of the Hindu calendar). Those observing this vrat should completely give up tamasic food and adopt a satvik diet. He or she should also abstain from all physical pleasures. The devotee should think positive and pray for well-being to Lord Vishnu while offering flowers and sweets to the picture or idol of the diety.

Other puja items like incense stick, deepak (lamp), water container and bell should be kept in a plate to offer to the God. Tulsi leaves should be bought on the previous day, so that one does not have to pluck it on the day of Ekadashi. All the devotees offer it to Lord Vishnu. It is also considered auspicious to workship Peepal tree on this day.

Other family members can also get involved in the puja even if they are not fasting and sing the bhajans and aarti loudly for family health and happiness.

After the puja is over Prasad is disturbed to everyone and it should consist of either sweets or fruits.

The observer of the fast has to remember to eat one or maximum two meals without grains and salt. He or she must avoid drinking water too frequently.

The next day, during sunrise the devotee offers prayer to the Lord, and lit lamp, along with distributing prasad (sweets), which completes his/her fast.

Listen to Yogini Ekadashi Vrat Katha in Hindi

Importance of Yogini Ekadashi 2019

Yogini Ekadashi like other Ekadashi fasts has a great significance and is observed by many Hindus all over the world. It is mentioned in the Padma Puran that whoever follows the rituals of the Yogini Ekadashi is able to achieve good health, becomes prosperous, and in return leads a happy life.

This fast comes once every year and its effect is as strong as serving and feeding around 80,000 brahmins.

Yogini Ekadashi has a strong effect on one’s life if the fast and puja is followed strictly. The fast like other Ekadashi fasts begin from sunrise and continues until the next day sunrise. The person observing the vrat should not consume any kind of cereal or grain like wheat, barley, or rice.

The food eaten should be made separately without salt. He/she should wake up before sunrise of the day of yogini Ekadashi and have a bath. It is also important that one remains clean throughout the day and chant Lord Vishnu chants. As per the fast demands, the devotee should remain awake during the night and pray for good health to Lord Vishnu.

Yogini Ekadashi festival dates between 2016 & 2026

YearDate
2016Thursday, 30th of June
2017Tuesday, 20th of June
2018Monday, 9th of July
2019Saturday, 29th of June
2020Wednesday, 17th of June
2021Monday, 5th of July
2022Friday, 24th of June
2023Wednesday, 14th of June
2024Tuesday, 2nd of July
2025Saturday, 21st of June
2026Friday, 10th of July

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