Mokshada Ekadashi 2022: It falls on the 11th lunar day (Ekadashi) of the fortnight of the waxing moon in the Hindu month of Margashirsha ( Agrahayana), corresponding to November-December. Vaishnavas observe a 24-hour fast in honor of the god Krishna, one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu. It is also believed that if a person died on their death bed they can count themselves lucky because they died on Ekadashi. This Ekadashi is mostly celebrated in Tirumala.
The Ekadashi is celebrated on the same day as Gita Jayanti when Krishna gave the venerated oration of the Bhagavad Gita to the Pandava prince Arjuna, as described in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. The 700-verse Bhagavad Gita has mentioned at the very start of the climatic Mahabharata war between the Pandavas and their cousins, the Kauravas at Kurukshetra deals with a variety of Hindu philosophical ideas. As we all know Mokshada Ekadashi is a highly auspicious day dedicated to worship Lord Vishnu- Shri Hari to get rid of all your sins and achieve moksha or liberation after death.
Things to do Mokshada Ekadashi
People usually wake up early on the Mokshada Ekadashi and the first thing they take is a traditional bath in the sacred water such as the river Ganga or the Yamuna etc, after taking a bath they just wear clean clothes and light an oil lamp in the front of the altar and do meditation near Lord Vishnu and seek his blessings.
Mokshada Ekadashi Dates
This year the 11th lunar day is falling on the 3rd of December which is on Saturday.
Mokshada Ekadashi Vrat Benefits
It is believed that Mokshada Ekadashi is so powerful to release people from the cycle of Birth and Death and leads to Vaikunda ( the house of Lord Vishnu) and is, therefore, called Mokshada Ekadashi (Liberating Ekadashi). It is said that the person following this Vrat shall get more merits than performing a huge Ashwamedha sacrifice. The Purana says that Mokshada Ekadashi can confer the merits of all 24 Ekadashi in a whole year. This Ekadashi also absolves the men of sins committed during their whole lifetime.
Mokshada Ekadashi Temple Festival
As we know that this day is also called Vaikunda Ekadashi marked by the opening of the special entrance in the temple of Vishnu temples namely Vaikund Dwar. Lord Vishnu’s idol was decorated and taken in procession through his entrance in the early morning followed by the devotees as they enter the house of Lord Vishnu.
Timings of Mokshada Ekadashi
It begins at 5:39 Am and will end at 5:34 Am on the next day which is the 4th of December.
Where to stay?
Have you ever visited Tirumala or not? No worries make your plans this year to visit the most spiritual place in India and celebrate ‘Mokshada Ekadashi’ and also to look after more temples as well as new places in Tirumala, even not worry about the stay because here is the list we have mentioned down for you to stay at.