What is the Papmochani Ekadashi?
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In today’s post let us see the significance of Papmochani Ekadashi, what is Papmochani Ekadashi? Pap means sin, mochani means relieving, together it means relief from sins. This is observed during the declining phase of moon in the month of March – April. This particular Ekadashi is said to be the last one among the 24 Ekadashi fasts. By observing fast on this day, it will help us in the redemption of sins. This fast is dedicated to God Vishnu.
The importance of this fast was revealed to Yudhishtira by God Krishna and is given in the Bhavishyottara Purana. As per the legend an Apsara named Manju Ghosha lured a sage named Medhavi in to married life. After years of marriage life, the Apsara told the Sage that she wanted to return back to Devaloka but the Sage in a fury refused. The Apsara disobeyed the Sages words, the angry sage cursed the Apsara and changed her in to a witch and told her that she would be relieved only if she observes Papmochani Ekadashi.
The sage also felt that he had committed sins by falling in to the Apsara’s trap and he decided to observe this fast too. Hence this fast helps us in ending our sins and guilt related with the sins committed.
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