The importance of Vijaya Ekadasi was narrated to Narada by Lord Brahma. Legend has it that when Lord Ram and his army – the Vanarasena – was searching for a means to cross the ocean to reach Lanka, Lakshmana mentioned about a great a Sage who lived nearby and said that perhaps he might provide us with a solution.
Vijaya Ekadashi Mantra
ॐ पुराण–पुरुषोत्तमाय नमः
Om Purana – Purushottamaya Namah
The mantra should be chanted with a Tulsi Mala.
Special Offerings on Vijaya Ekadashi
It is believed that offering 7 Anjeer or fig to Srihari Vishnu will help in achieving success in all endeavors.
Lighting 11 lamp using ghee mixed with kesar will help in desire fulfillment especially those related to work and family.
Offering roti spread with honey will help in removing all forms of inauspiciousness and bad luck from life.