Parivartini Ekadashi Vrat Katha: Tomorrow the fast of Parivartini Ekadashi will be observed. Parivartini Ekadashi is also known as Jaljulni Ekadashi, Padma Ekadashi. This year the Parivartini Ekadashi date will be kept on Tuesday, 06 September 2022. Ekadashi date of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month has special significance among the 24 Ekadashi dates falling in a year. It is believed that fasting on this Ekadashi date brings happiness in the house, gets rid of stress. It is believed that after this Ekadashi fasting worship it is necessary to listen or read the story. Otherwise, the full fruit of worship and fasting is not achieved. The story of fasting on this Ekadashi was told by Lord Krishna himself to Yudishthira. Shri Krishna had said that by simply reading this story, the sins of a person are destroyed in a moment.
Parivartini Ekadashi Vrat Katha
According to the legend, there was a demon king named Bali in Tretayuga. Even after being an asura, he was a great donor. Along with this, King Bali was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. He used to worship the Lord daily with Vedic methods. No one ever returned empty handed from the door of the Asura king. At the behest of all the gods and goddesses, Lord Vishnu took the Vamana avatar on the day of Padma Ekadashi.
Lord Vishnu took the test of King Bali in Vamana avatar.
It is believed that Lord Vishnu took the test of King Bali in his Vamanavatar. King Bali had taken possession of all the three worlds, but one of the qualities in him was that he did not send any Brahmin empty handed and gave charity to him. Daitya Guru Shukracharya also made him aware of the Leela of Lord Vishnu, but still King Bali promised to give three steps of land to Lord Vishnu in the form of Vamana.
Lord Vishnu measured the entire world in two legs
After this, in two steps, Lord Vishnu measured all the worlds. There was nothing left to keep the third step, so Bali, fulfilling his promise, put his head under his foot. After this Lord Vishnu placed the third step on his head. As soon as he kept the step, the Bali King Palat people left. By the grace of Lord Vishnu, Bali started living in Hades, but at the same time he had also committed Lord Vishnu to stay with him. It is believed that the person who listens and reads this story of Vamana avatar is blessed by Lord Vishnu.