Mokshada Ekadasi is observed during the waxing phase of the moon in the month of Margashirsh (November – December). Mokshada Ekadasi 2013 date is December 13. As the name indicates, observing this Ekadashi will help in redemption of sins and attain Moksha (liberation). Gita Jayanti, the day when Bhagavad Gita was told to Arjuna by Lord Krishna, is observed on the day.
There is a popular belief that observing Mokshada Ekadasi will help in the souls of dead ancestors, parents and relatives to rest in peace. A story associated with Mokshada Ekadasi narrates who a king by observing the Ekadasi was able to save the souls of his ancestors.
The greatness of this Ekadasi was narrated to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna and is found in the Brahmanda Purana.
All the usual rules associated with Ekadashi Vrat are observed on the day.
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