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Papmochni Ekadashi 2024: Dates,Vrat Katha and Importance

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Papmochni Ekadashi 2024

Papmochni Ekadashi 2024 is celebrated in the Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month.

As it is clear from the name of Papmochini Ekadashi that it is the Ekadashi that removes all the sins and destroys them.

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Papmochni Ekadashi 2024 Dates

This year 2024, Papmochni Ekadashi falls on 05 April 2024.

Papmochni Ekadashi Vrat Katha

It is described in Brahmanda Purana that once Yudhishthir Maharaj asked Lord Krishna a question –

What is the glory of this Ekadashi fast?

In reply Lord Shri Krishna said – In ancient times, there was a very beautiful forest decorated with flowers.

Many times Devraj Indra used to come in the pleasant forest  and in this same forest the brilliant sage, son of Rishi Chyavan and a great devotee of Lord Shiva, used to do penance.

Once Kamadeva sent an Apsara named Manjughosha to distract the brilliant sage

Manjughosha attracted the sage towards herself and the sage also fell in love with her. And he gave up his severe penance and continued enjoying with this Apsara day and night. One day Manjughosha asked for permission to go to Devlok, on this the sage became very angry and he realized that he had spent all his time getting attracted to Manjughosha, being extremely angry he cursed Manjughosha of being a vampire.

After this curse, Manjughosha started asking for forgiveness from the sage and asked for a solution to get rid of this curse. Then the wise sage advised him to strictly observe the fast of Papmochani Ekadashi and by observing this fast, all the sins of Manju Ghosha were destroyed and he also got freedom from the vampire species.

In this way, whoever observes this Papmochani Ekadashi fast with devotion gets freedom from major sins, so let us observe Papmochani Ekadashi with devotion and move forward in Krishna consciousness.

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Iskcon Ghaziabad distributes free meal to needy people everyday. 

Join us by making a kind contribution to provide the prasadam to on this special occasion of Papmochni Ekadashi 2024.

Scriptures mention food (prasadam) distribution as one of the most charitable acts. Food (prasadam) distribution is a tradition that dates back to ancient times. Prasadam is infused with blessings. It not only nourishes the body but it energizes the soul one with unlimited blessings of Lord RadhaKrishna

Please donate generously and do not miss this unique opportunity to receive the unlimited blessings of Lord Krishna. Contribute to help us make this this occasion very special. 


4 Must Things To Do In Papmochni Ekadashi 2024 


2.Visit nearby Iskcon temple and perform services to lord Sri Hari.

3.Try to perform charity for brahmachari’s and sadhus.

4.Hear Hari katha.

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Sadhus are those who engage in the service of Lord Krishna and have surrendered completely themselves to Lord Krishna. They perform kirtans in temples and serve the societies by spreading the teaching of the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.

Lord Krishna is more Pleased when sadhus are served. Kindly Donate on auspisious Papmochni Ekadashi 2024 to feed Sadhus and get the spiritual shower of blessing and success in your life. 


The Story of Sudama and Lord Krishna

A long time ago, there was a Brahmin  named Sudama who was a close friend of the Lord Krishna. Even though they were very different in social status and wealth, the bond between Sudama and Krishna was unbreakable. Sudama lived a content life even though he was poor, while Krishna, the ruler of Dwarka, have a luxurious royal life.

One day, Sudama’s wife asked him to visit his old friend Krishna and ask for help, as they were struggling with poverty. Reluctantly, Sudama set out on the journey, carrying a small offering of a few handfuls of beaten rice (called “poha”) wrapped in a leaf.

When Sudama reached Krishna’s palace, Krishna welcomed him with open arms, overjoyed to see his long-lost friend. Krishna treated Sudama like a king and showered him with affection. Sudama, overwhelmed by Krishna’s generosity, could not bring himself to ask for any help.

The Transformation of Sudama’s Life

As Sudama prepared to go away, Krishna discreetly took the standard imparting from Sudama’s fingers and popularized it with massive gratitude. This easy act of kindness from the Lord transformed Sudama’s life. Upon returning domestic, Sudama located that his humble home had been transformed right into a grand palace, and his circle of relatives was now dwelling in wealth and comfort.

The Significance of Papamochani Ekadashi

The story of Sudama and Krishna is closely connected to the observance of Papamochani Ekadashi. It is believed that Lord Krishna, moved by Sudama’s devotion and unwavering friendship, blessed him on this sacred day, eliminating all his sins and bestowing him with gigantic prosperity.

Devotees who take a look at the Papamochani Ekadashi rapidly and carry out the related rituals are believed to get hold of the identical advantages as Sudama. The fast is visible as a manner to purify the thoughts, frame, and soul, and to seek forgiveness for one’s misdeeds.

Rituals and Observances of Papamochani Ekadashi

The observance of Papamochani Ekadashi involves numerous rituals and practices that devotees can interact with to seek the advantages of Lord Vishnu and attain spiritual purification.


The primary observance of Papamochani Ekadashi is the short. Devotees abstain from ingesting grains, meat, and other prohibited ingredients throughout the day. Some may opt for an entire speedy, at the same time as others might also eat light, sattvic (natural) food which includes results, veggies, and milk merchandise.

Recitation of Scriptures

Devotees often interact within the recitation of Hindu scriptures, inclusive of the Bhagavad Gita or the Vishnu Sahasranam (one thousand names of Lord Vishnu), to deepen their spiritual connection and seek divine steering.

Prayers and Worship

Devotees may visit temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Lord Krishna, offer prayers, and perform puja (a ritual of worship) to seek their blessings. They may also light lamps, offer flowers, and chant mantras as part of their devotional practices.

Charitable Acts

Papamochani Ekadashi is also a time for devotees to engage in charitable acts, such as feeding the needy, donating to worthy causes, or performing acts of kindness. These acts of compassion are believed to cleanse the soul and bring about spiritual transformation.

Hare Krishna

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