Utpanna Ekadashi 2022 Date: The fast of Utpanna Ekadashi will be observed on Sunday, 20 November 2022. The fast of Ekadashi has special importance in all the fasts. It is believed that with the effect of this fast, the sins of the past birth along with the present one are erased. Along with this, the forefathers of many generations get salvation. Those who want to start fasting on Ekadashi can start it from Utpanna Ekadashi in the month of Margashirsha because it is considered as the first Ekadashi in the scriptures. Ekadashi Devi was born on this day. Do read the story after worship during Utpanna Ekadashi fast, it is said that only then you get full results. Let us know the story of Utpanna Ekadashi fast.
Utpanna Ekadashi story
In Satyuga, there was a demon named Nadijangha whose son’s name was Mur. The mighty and strong demon Mur had established his supremacy over the places of Indra, Varuna, Yama, Agni, Vayu, Ish, Chandrama, Nairut etc. All the gods had been defeated by him. Taking their grief, everyone reached the shelter of Kailashpati Shiva and told the whole story. Mahadev, the God of Gods asked the Gods to go to Lord Vishnu, the protector of the world, the destroyer of suffering, for the solution of this problem.
War between Mur-Hari lasted for 10 thousand years
The elusive Moor had taken possession of the heavenly world, all the gods were running away to escape from him. Obeying Bholenath’s order, the deities reached Shri Hari Vishnu and explained their pain to Indra in detail. Lord Vishnu reached the battlefield promising the gods to save Mur. Here Mur was fighting with the gods along with the army. On seeing Vishnu ji, he attacked him too. It is said that this war between Mur-Shri Hari lasted for 10 thousand years, Mur’s body was dismembered by the arrow of Vishnu ji but the groom was not lost.
Utpanna Ekadashi is a part of Lord Vishnu
Lord Vishnu got tired while fighting and went to Badrikashram cave and started resting. Demon Mur also reached there chasing Vishnu. He was about to attack Sri Hari when a goddess with a radiant form was born from the body of Lord Vishnu. That goddess killed the demon. Lord Vishnu told the goddess that you were born on the Ekadashi date of the Krishna Paksha of Marshish month, hence from today your name will be Ekadashi. Devi Ekadashi was born on this day, hence it is called Utpanna Ekadashi. The one who fasts on Ekadashi gets Baikunthalok.
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