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Ekadashi

Devshayani Ekadashi

Devshayani Ekadashi

The saintly king Yudhishthira Maharaj said, “Oh Keshava, what is the name of that Ekadasii that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Ashadha (June – July)? Who is the worshipable Deity for the auspicious day, and what is the process for observing this event? Lord Sri Krishna replied, “Oh caretaker of this ....

Yogini Ekadashi

Yogini Ekadasi occurs during the waning Moon in the month of Ashadha (June/July) and it’s glories are described in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana. Once Maharaj Yudhisthira enquired from Sri Krsna “O Supreme Lord! O Madhusudana! You have described the insurmountable glories of Nirjala Ekadasi. Now I very much wish to hear about the Ekadasi that ....

Nirjala Ekadashi

Once Bhimasena, the younger brother of Maharaja Yudhisthira, asked the great sage Shrila Vyasa ji, the grandfather of the Pandavas, if it is possible to return to the spiritual world without having observed all the rules and regulations of the Ekadashi fasts. Bhimasena then spoke as follows, “Oh greatly intelligent and learned grandfather, my brother ....

Achala Ekadashi

Once Yudhishthira Maharaja said, ‘Oh Lord Krishna, Oh Vasudeva, please accept my humble obeisance’s. Please describe to me the Ekadashi that occurs during krishna paksha of the month of Jyeshtha (May-June). Please narrate to me everything like its name, importance etc. about this Ekadashi. Lord Sri Krishna said, “Oh great king ! the name of ....

Mohini Ekadashi

The glories of Mohini Ekadasi, which occurs during the waxing moon in the month of April/May, are described in the Surya Purana. Once Maharaja Yudhisthira asked Lord Krishna, “O Janardana! What is the name of the Ekadasi that occurs during the waxing moon in the month of April/May, and what is the process for observing ....

Varuthini Ekadashi

Varuthini Ekadashi falls in the month of Vaisakh (April-May). It is also known as ‘Vaishakh Krishna Ekadashi’. It is believed that whosoever observes a complete fast on this sacred day has his sins completely removed, obtains continuous happiness, and achieves all good fortune. Giving the daughter away as a daan on her wedding (kanyadaan) is ....

Kamada Ekadashi

Once Yudhishthira Maharaja said, ‘Oh Lord Krishna, Oh Vasudeva, please accept my humble obeisance’s. Please describe to me the Ekadashi that occurs during the light part of the month of Chaitra . What is its name, and what are its glories?’ Lord Shri Krishna replied, ‘Oh Yudhishthira, please listen to Me attentively as I relate ....

Papamochani Ekadashi

Sri Yudhisthira Maharaja said, “Oh Supreme Lord, I have heard from You the explanation of Amalaki Ekadasi which occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Phalguna (February-March), and now I wish to hear about the Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight of the month of Chaitra (March-April). What is its name, Oh ....

Mokshada Ekadashi

Yudhishthira Maharaj said, “O Vishnu, master of all, O delight of the three worlds, O Lord of the entire Universe, O creator of the world, O oldest personality, O best of all beings, I offer my most respectful obeisances unto You. “O Lord of lords, for the benefit of all living entities, kindly answer some ....

Utpanna Ekadashi

Once there lived a great demon by the name of Mura. He was very power full. He ruled from the city of Chandravati. He defeated all the Gods and had occupied heaven and all the other worlds. He had made Gods his slaves and was ruling the whole world. Indra and other gods unable to ....