Discover the rules and time to break the fast

Photo credit: istockphoto. Jaya Ekadashi Vrat 2022 Parana timings and Katha

Highlights

  • Jaya Ekadashi Vrat is observed on Ekadashi Tithi (eleventh day), Magh Shukla Paksha (rising phase of the lunar cycle of the month of Magh)
  • This vrat is named after Jaya, one of the Dwarpalas (guardians) of Lord Vishnu’s heavenly abode, Vaikuntha
  • The ritual of breaking the fast is called Parana. Read on for Jaya Ekadashi Vrat 2022 Parana timings and fast breaking rules

The importance of observing vrat Ekadashi is mentioned in the Padma Purana and the Bhavishya Purana. Interestingly, Lord Krishna himself is said to have related the meaning of vrat to King Pandava Yudhishthira. Devotees usually observe this fast to remove the burden of sins they may have committed during their previous births. Thus, this Ekadashi fast absolves the devotees of their past misdeeds. Moreover, those who wish to attain Moksha (liberation) from the vicious cycle of birth, life and death also follow the rules of vrat.

Finally, devotees seek the grace of Lord Vishnu and wish for a happy journey on earth. The Ekadashi of Magh, Shukla Paksha, is Jaya Ekadashi, and he is named after Jaya, one of the Dwarpalas (guardians) of Lord Vishnu’s celestial abode, Vaikuntha. Jaya Ekadashi will be celebrated today, and the parana will be done tomorrow. Therefore, consult the rules of Parana and vrat katha.

Jaya Ekadashi Vrat 2022 Paraná date

Those who observe the true today will break their fast tomorrow (February 13).

Timing of Jaya Ekadashi Vrat 2022 Parana

Timing of Jaya Ekadashi Vrat 2022 Parana is between 7:01 am and 9:15 am

Rules of Jaya Ekadashi Vrat Parana

Devotees who fast on the Ekadashi Tithi follow a set of rules. Some devotees stay awake all night reciting the Vishnu Sahasranam or singing hymns dedicated to the deity. However, those who sleep on Ekadashi night get up early (ideally during Brahma Muhurat the next day). See the rules below:

  1. Take a bath and wear clean clothes.
  2. Doing Dhyana (Meditation)
  3. Light an oil lamp and offer flowers, fruits and incense to the deity (flowers and fruits are optional).
  4. Invoke Lord Vishnu
  5. Chant the mantra “OM Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya” with utmost sincerity, devotion and faith.
  6. Ask forgiveness for any mistakes you may have made during the real.
  7. Donate food without onion/garlic to the needy
  8. Donate food and basic necessities to the poor
  9. The fast should be broken for the time mentioned above.
  10. The food prepared for breaking the fast should not consist of onion, garlic or any tamasic ingredient. Break your fast by consuming only sattvic foods

Jaya Ekadashi Vrat Katha

This is how the Jaya Ekadashi Vrat Katha unfolds…

According to legend, Indra Dev once enjoyed the music of Gandharva in the presence of Pushpadanta and Chitrasen. Pushpadanta’s daughter, Pushpavati, and Chitrasen’s wife, Malini, his son Pushpavan and his grandson Malyavan were also present in court. After laying eyes on Malyavan, Pushpavati lost her heart for him. And how they continued to admire each other and even distracted the musicians by singing wrong notes. Enraged by their behavior, Indra Dev punished Pushpavati and Malyavan for disrespecting him. As a result of the curse, Pushpavati and Malyavan lost their powers and were sent to earth.

The duo endured the throes of life as ordinary human beings. And to get rid of the curse, they observed a fast on the Ekadashi Tithi of Magh, Shukla Paksha, while sitting under a Peepal tree. Pleased with their devotion, Lord Vishnu relieved them, and they soon regained their lost powers.

Back in heaven, the two received a warm welcome from their respective families.

Thus, by observing a vrat on Ekadashi, one can free oneself from the consequences of his misdeeds.

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