Published On : April 1, 2024  |  Author : Astrologer Umesh
Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat

An Introductory Summaryabout Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat

Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat, as the name itself indicates, is one of the most auspicious rituals of Hindu Sanatan Dharma, involving the observance of fast and prayers by the devotees in an honour of the divine lord Vishnu.

Concerning the origin of the festival, it is believed to have come from an age-old tale narrated by Lord Krishna in Padma Purana to Yudhishthira of Mahabharata.

It is celebrated on Ekadashi tithi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Phalguna, according to the Amavasyant calendar. It is considered one of the most auspicious festivals for the devotees, given the festival’s divine association with Lord Vishnu, who is considered one of the supreme divine beings in Trinity Lords (e.g. Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Mahesh).

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What Is The Religious Significance Of Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat?

First of all, Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat is believed to be extremely important for the devotees, considering it involves prayers and worships paid to Lord Vishnu, who is the giver of peace, happiness and prosperity, apart from providing sustenance to the world and universe.

Besides, the festival is also considered beneficial and a ritual providing well-being to the devotees. Moreover, it is significant due to the fact that the festival of Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat grants victory to the devotees, enabling them to win obstacles, realisesuccess in their chosen pursuit, and make a great deal of progress in career, business or any field of activity they may have chosen in life.

Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat – Significance At A Glance:

  • Devotees attain the divine blessings of Lord Vishnu.
  • It is considered very auspicious and a giver of well-being.
  • It grants victory in the life of devotees.
  • Devotees get blessed with peace and happiness.
  • There will be no dearth of financial progress in the life of a devotee due to the divine magic of the festival.
  • Devotees, after death, attain divine salvation due to the miracle of Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat.
  • Observing Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat can endear you to Lord Vishnu, the giver of a blessed life.
  • It removes the sins of a person’s past birth and the current one.

The Legend Associated With Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat

Some mythological texts affirm that the festival of Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat was first observed by Lord Rama in Satya Yuga, and due to the miraculous nature of the festival, he attained victory over Ravana.

According to the Ramayana, during the exile of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Mata Sita, an unfortunate at Panchvati (where the family resided) led to the abduction of Mata Sita, prompting both brothers to search for her until they met Sugreeva, the king of monkeys. The friendship between Rama and Sugreeva was facilitated by Lord Hanuman, who, later, flew to Lanka and brought the news about Mata Sita to Rama, which then followed a pitched battle between Rama and his army of monkeys and Ravana and his army of devils. Before the battle, Lord Rama faced a very difficult quandary of how to cross across the ocean, an oceanic link to the kingdom of Lanka. To resolve the issue, Rama was advised to consult sage, Vakadalbhya, who then counselled Rama to observe Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat. Rama concluded the vrat religiously due to which he eventually attained epic victory over Ravana and recovered Mata Sita.

Lord Brahma, while discussing the significance of Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat, told Lord Narada, that anyone who observes fast on Vijaya Ekadashi or listens to sermons of it with devotions is fated to achieve victory, peace, and fortunes in his/her life.

Rituals Associated With Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat

Wake up early in the morning, take a bath, wear fine clothes as per the relevance of the vrat, and ensure floral decoration of worship place, along with other ingredients, including incense sticks, Diya, etc. Place the idol of Lord Vishnu and Mata Lakshmi in front of you. Invoke the lord with holy mantras. Conclude Puja religiously, distribute Prasad to the devotees, and pray to Lord Vishnu and Mata Lakshmi. It is recommendable to observe Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat under the supervision of a Vedic priest to gain absolute benefits from it.


Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat is one of the most important rituals of Hindu Santana dharma. The religious observance of a fast on this day is believed to cast its magical effects on the life of devotees, making them blessed with victory, peace, happiness, fortunes, and boundless prosperity. After death, the devotees attain salvation due to the Punya earned through observing Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat.

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