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24 Ekadashi Fast
By fasting on Ekadashi, a person remains healthy, gets rid of demons, ghosts, etc., sins are destroyed, gets rid of troubles, all works are accomplished, good fortune is attained.
In Hindu tradition, Ekadashi is considered very important for virtuous deeds and devotion. Although there are 24 Ekadashis in a year, but due to Malamas or more months, their number becomes 26. According to religious beliefs, this Ekadashi date (Ekadashi Fast) is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, hence this Ekadashi is also known as Hari Vasar and Hari Din.
Who Should Observe Ekadashi Fast?
The benefits of fasting on Ekadashi include maintaining good health, banishing demons and ghosts, eradicating sins, relieving problems, completing all tasks, achieving good luck and salvation, and removing impediments to marriage. Success is obtained, poverty is eradicated, ancestors are released from degrading conditions, fortune wakes, riches is attained, peace is achieved, liberation from attachment and servitude, freedom from attachment and servitude, freedom from poverty The birth of a son, the eradication of all diseases and all foes, renown, and success are all achieved. Every activity has a chance of success. Tell us why it’s important to execute these Ekadashis.
Kamada Ekadashi Fast
Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha, Kamda Ekadashi is held in the month of Chaitra. Kamda Ekadashi gets rid of the vagina of demons etc. By observing Kamda Ekadashi, Vajpayee fruit is obtained and it accomplishes all tasks.
Papamochani Ekadashi Fast
In the month of Chaitra, there is Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha, Papmochini Ekadashi. Papmochini Ekadashi destroys sins and gives relief from troubles.
Varuthini Ekadashi Fast
Varuthini Ekadashi is the Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Vaishakh. Varuthini Ekadashi is good luck enhancer, sinner and salvation.
Mohini Ekadashi Fast
Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha, Mohini Ekadashi occurs in the month of Vaishakh. Mohini Ekadashi bestows marriage, happiness-prosperity and peace, as well as liberates from the bonds of illusion.
Apara Ekadashi Fast
The Ekadashi that falls on the Krishna Paksha of Jyestha month is called Apara Ekadashi. By observing Apara Ekadashi fast, a person gets immense happiness and gets freedom from sins.
Nirjala Ekadashi Fast
Nirjala Ekadashi is the name of the Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha in the Jyestha month. This fast has to be observed without food and water, hence it is called Nirjala Ekadashi. This fast is observed for the fulfillment of all wishes.
Yogini Ekadashi Fast
Yogini Ekadashi falls in the Krishna Paksha of Ashadh month, Yogini Ekadashi increases family happiness and prosperity and gives freedom from sins.
Devshayani Ekadashi Fast
Ekadashi of Ashad month Shukla Paksha is called Devshayani Ekadashi. Achievement is achieved by fasting on Devshayani Ekadashi. This fast calms all the troubles and makes you happy.
Kamika Ekadashi Fast
On the Krishna Paksha of the month of Shravan, Kamika Ekadashi occurs. By fasting on Kamika Ekadashi, one gets the fruits of Vajpayee Yagya and saves the soul from Kuyoni.
Putrada Ekadashi Fast
The name of Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Shravan month is Putrada. Putrada Ekadashi gives the happiness of children to those who wish for a son.
Aja Ekadashi Fast
Aja Ekadashi falls in the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada. By fasting on Aja Ekadashi, poverty goes away, the lost fortune awakens, the son’s crisis goes away. The fast of Aja Ekadashi gives the result of Ashvah Megh Yagya.
Parivartini (Parsva) Ekadashi
Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada is also called Jayanti Ekadashi. By performing its sacrifice, Vajpayee is the fruit of the sacrifice. By fasting on Parivartini Ekadashi, all sorrows are removed and liberation is attained.
Indira Ekadashi Fast
This Ekadashi falls in Ashwin Krishna Paksha. The fasting of Indira Ekadashi, which gives freedom to ancestors from degradation, leads to heaven.
Papakunsha Ekadashi Fast
This Ekadashi falls in Ashwin Shukla Paksha. Papankusha Ekadashi frees from all sins and bestows immense wealth, prosperity and happiness.
Rama Ekadashi Fast
This Kartik comes in Krishna Paksha. By fasting on Rama Ekadashi one gets happiness and prosperity in life.
Dev Prabodhani Ekadashi or Dev Uthani Ekadashi
It comes in the Shukla Paksha of Kartik. By fasting on Devuthani or Prabodhini Ekadashi, luck awakens. Worshiping Tulsi on this day also gives special blessings to Tulsi ji.
Utpanna Ekadashi Fast
Utpanna Ekadashi falls on the Krishna Paksha of the month of Marshish. By observing Utpanna Ekadashi fast one gets the result of thousand yajnas. This satisfies the gods and ancestors.
Mokshada Ekadashi Fast
The Ekadashi of Shuklapaksha of Marshish month is called Mokshada Ekadashi. On the other hand, Mokshada Ekadashi is the one that gives salvation to life.
Saphala Ekadashi Fast
Safla Ekadashi falls in the Krishna Paksha of the month of Posh. By keeping Saphala fast one gets the result of Ashwamedha Yagya.
Putrada Ekadashi Fast
In the Shukla Paksha of the month of Posh, Putrada Ekadashi occurs. One should fast on Putrada Ekadashi if they want a son.
Shattila Ekadashi Fast
This Ekadashi falls on Magh Krishna Ekadashi. Shattila Ekadashi removes misfortune, poverty and many kinds of sufferings and attains salvation.
It falls on the Ekadashi of Magh Shukla Paksha. By observing Jaya Ekadashi fast one gets rid of Brahma murder and sins and man does not go into the lives of ghosts, vampires etc.
It falls on the Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha in Falgun month. Vijaya Ekadashi is going to give victory according to its name. Enemies are also destroyed by this.
Amalaki Ekadashi falls on Ekadashi in Pushya Nakshatra in Falgun Shukla Paksha. Shree Vishnu ji is worshiped in the form of Amla, which is very superior. By doing this, a person becomes free from all kinds of diseases, as well as he is successful in every work.
Padmini (Kamala) and Parma Ekadashi
Fruit – The fast of Padmini Ekadashi fulfills the wishes, as well as it is the one who gives son, fame and salvation. On the other hand, Parma Ekadashi bestows wealth and prosperity and destroys sins and also provides good speed.
Method of Ekadashi Fast
For Ekadashi fast, on the day of Dashami, after taking bath in the morning, worship Lord Vishnu and sleep near the place of worship at night. Waking up on the next day (Ekadashi) in the morning after taking a bath, one should worship Lord Vishnu with flowers, incense etc. chanting Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya Namah. Along with this, after fasting for the whole day, worship of Lord Vishnu should be done with devotion at night. After this, on the day of Dwadashi, after getting up in the morning, after bathing, after offering food to Lord Vishnu, the Pandit should take food himself.
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Ekadashi Fasting Rules
- Don’t do wooden teeth on the day of Ekadashi, take lemon, berries or mango leaves and chew them, plucking a leaf from a tree is also considered prohibited. Take a leaf that has fallen, then eat it yourself.
- If it’s not feasible, gargle twelve times with water. Then take a bath and go to the temple and recite the Gita or listen to the recitation of the Gita from the priest.
- On the day of Dashami, those who observe the Ekadashi fast should abstain from eating meat, garlic, onions, lentils, and other restricted foods.
- Complete celibacy should be followed at night and stay away from indulgence.
- If possible on the day of Ekadashi, one should not sweep the house. On this day, avoid getting your hair trimmed.
- On this day, give as much as you can. But never accept food etc. given by someone.
- On the day of Ekadashi (Gyaras), the fasting person should not consume carrot, turnip, cabbage, spinach, etc.
- Eat fruits that contain nectar, such as bananas, mangos, grapes, almonds, and pistachios.
- Everything should be accepted by offering food to the Lord and leaving Tulsi leaves behind.
- Brahmins should be given sweets and dakshina on the day of Dwadashi.
- Sweet words should be spoken without getting angry.