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Food for Ekadashi Fast | What should be eaten during Ekadashi fast?
Fasting is beneficial for health. It improves the function of digestion, respiration and circulation. In Sanatan Dharma, from the very beginning, many such measures like fasting, worship, yoga etc. have been suggested which are helpful in making a person healthy and living a good life. But many people still do not believe in them. But ever since the foreigners have started practicing all these things, this feeling has arisen within everyone that why don’t we also try this, it will be of some benefit?
Ekadashi fast is considered to be the most important fast in Hindu religion. There are many rules for observing this fast, like the person fasting on Ekadashi has to follow many rules from Dashami itself, not to consume food items like meat, fish, onion, lentils and honey on Dashami. And the person observing Ekadashi fast should follow celibacy on this day. A person observing Ekadashi fast definitely has this question that what should be eaten during Ekadashi fast and which foods are prohibited during Ekadashi fast? So allow us to explain this to you now.
During Ekadashi fast, you can consume many things and eat things made from them. So let us know what things those fasting on Ekadashi can consume on this day. Here below is a list of things that can be eaten during Ekadashi fast.
- Sweet potato
- rock salt
- black pepper
- Fresh fruits
Other Delicious Food for Ekadashi Vrat (Fast)
There are many things that you can consume on the day of Ekadashi, which can be easily made or can be purchased from the market, they are also tasty and can be eaten during the fast of Ekadashi.
- Sabudana papad
- Bottle gourd raita
- Sabudana papad
- Banana Milk Shake
- Sweet potato pudding
- Buckwheat flour potato pakodas
- Register of spheres
- Potato pudding
- Buckwheat flour parathas
- Fruit Custard
- Bottle gourd gravy vegetable
- Potato cheela
- Kand Aloo Pakoda
- Mawa Malai Kulfi
What not to do on Ekadashi Day?
- You cannot consume food grains on Ekadashi like flour, maize, jowar etc.
- On Ekadashi, rice should not be consumed.
- Can’t even consume cabbage, spinach, turnip.
- Avoid plucking any kind of leaves.
- Do not broom on Ekadashi.
Why should one not eat rice on Ekadashi?
What should be eaten on the day of Ekadashi, what should be done during fasting, what is prohibited on this day, you must have read all this on the book of knowledge. But do you know whether you fast on Ekadashi or not, but eating rice is prohibited on this day! But why so? So let us discuss this topic today and tell the reason behind it. Why shouldn’t you eat rice on Ekadashi?
Although every day has some importance in Sanatan Dharma, but if we talk about Ekadashi, it has great importance and is considered a holy day. Ekadashi i.e. Gyaras comes twice every month. This day is considered appropriate for fasting and worship, it is said that fasting on this day provides relief from sorrows. But we have to follow many rules on this day, like not eating tamasic things, not eating rice, not getting angry etc.
Let’s now discuss the subject that brought you here. Friends, this is why rice is not consumed on Ekadashi: according to a legend, Maharishi Medha came to Earth to flee Mother Shakti, gave up his life, and was thereafter born on the planet as rice and barley. This day was Ekadashi and consuming them on the day of Ekadashi is like consuming the blood and blood of Maharishi Medha.
There is also a belief that if you eat rice on this day, you will take the form of a reptile in the next life.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Food for Ekadashi Fast
When should Ekadashi Fast start?
Utpanna Ekadashi is considered the first Ekadashi that is why it is especially said to start Ekadashi fast from this day. Generally you can start the fast from any Ekadashi.
Who should observe Ekadashi Fast?
Many types of religious activities are performed on the day of Ekadashi like Havan, Yagya, Vedic rituals etc. By fasting on the day of Ekadashi, the worshiper gets many benefits like – he remains healthy, remains safe from financial problems, sins are destroyed etc.
Everyone can observe Ekadashi fast, i.e. men, women, children, elders, all can observe this fast. On this day celibacy has to be followed and consumption of prohibited items is prohibited. This fast is easily successful by consuming fruits and doing charity. On the day of Ekadashi, one should wake up early in the morning and go to the temple after taking bath, and eat food only after offering it to God.
What is Utpana Ekadashi?
Utpanna Ekadashi is celebrated in Margashirsha Krishna Paksha. Devi Ekadashi was born on this day. Devi Ekadashi was born from the powers of Lord Vishnu to kill the demon Mur. That is why this Ekadashi is called Utpana Ekadashi.
How to start Ekadashi fast?
First of all, wake up early in the morning and after taking bath, engage in worshiping God.
What should not be eaten on the day of Ekadashi fast?
Cabbage, spinach, turnip, rice should not be eaten on the day of Ekadashi fast.
Should one eat banana during Ekadashi fast or not?
You can eat banana during Ekadashi fast. Banana comes in the fruit diet and there is no problem in eating it on the day of fasting.
What happens if you eat rice on Ekadashi?
It is believed that by eating rice on Ekadashi, a person takes the form of a reptile in the next life.
Can we drink tea during Ekadashi fast?
You can drink tea and milk during Ekadashi fast.
What to eat during Devuthani Ekadashi fast
You can eat banana, mango, grapes etc. during Devuthani Ekadashi fast.
Should Sabudana be eaten during Ekadashi fast or not?
Yes, you can eat sago during Ekadashi fast. On this day you can consume sago khichdi or other food items made from it.
We hope that now you would have known which things you have to consume and which things you have to avoid on the day of Ekadashi. We have written many articles on Ekadashi from which you can get other information about this fast. You can search them through the search box given on the website. Also, we would like to say that if you like this information then bookmark the book of knowledge and also follow us on social media. As a result, you continue to receive fresh information.