Durvasa, Ambarisha: Story of Ekadashi Vrat Paaran on Dwadashi

The story of Sage Durvasa and the King Ambarisha tells the importance of Ekadashi Vrat Paaran (Ekadashi fast breaking) on Dwadashi day. The story also tells the Mahatmya of Durvasa Muni… Being of the Amsha of Maha Deva, Maharshi Durvasa was stated to be of extremely short temper. An interesting happening was narrated by Sage […]

Ekadashi Vrat Parana Timings, 3|4 November 2018

Ekadashi Vrata Paarana Timings, 3|4 November 2018 (Time to break fasting of Ekadashi Vrata) is given here. On 3 November 2018, Rama Ekadashi is observed. And on 4 November 2018, Sunday, Ekadashi Vrata Paarana is observed. Vrata Paaran is breaking the fast of Vrata. Rama Ekadashi – Dwadashi Parana Time on 4 November 2018 (Time […]

Putrada Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Here is the story of Putrada Ekadashi – Putrada Ekadashi Vrat Katha….  On the request of Maharaja Yudhisthira, who wished to know the significance of the holy day of Ekadashi, Lord Arjuna narrates the story of the pious vrat. He told that there was a king in the Dwapara Yuga, named Mahijit who was the […]

Ekadashi Foods – Tomatoes, Vegetables, Sesame Seeds, Oils, Dal?

Ekadashi Foods – Tomatoes, Vegetables, Sesame Seeds, Oils, Dal? According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, there are certain ingredients that are largely categorized as belonging to the grey department. A devotee has his or her own discretion to directly or indirectly consume them or not. It is also felt to one’s own opinion […]

Masala Food on Ekadashi – consume or avoid?

Masala Food on Ekadashi – consume or avoid? It is highly recommended not to purchase any kind of masala powder from shops as these powdered have sufficient quantity of grains in it. It is greatly advised to use home-made masala powders without any grains in it for preparing dishes on the auspicious day of Ekadashi. […]

Ekadashi Foods – Food items to consume on Ekadashi Vrata

Ekadashi Foods – Food items to consume on Ekadashi Vrata.. what are the various food items to eat on Ekadashi vrata? Clean ingredients means those item that are only used on Ekadashi days and not on any other day, these items are clean salt, clean sugar and clean oil. It is highly advised to keep […]

Flours, Pseudo grains as Ekadashi Food?

The list of flours and Pseudo grains that may be used on Ekadashi is provided here.. On the days of Ekadashi, according to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, only certain flours and pseudo grains that may be used for consumption on these auspicious days. They are as follows: Rajgira atta or Amaranth Flour, this […]

Mohini Ekadashi Vrat Katha, Story

Mohini Ekadashi is an auspicious Ekadashi Vrata which falls in Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh Month (May) as per all Hindu lunar calendars (Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi and other North Indian Hindi calendars). Generally, it falls in Chithirai Masam – Vaigasi Masam in Tamil calendar, Meda Masam – Edava Masam in Malayalam calendar and Baisakh – […]

Amalaki Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Here is the story of Amalaki Ekadashi – Amalaki Ekadashi Vrat Katha….  Amalaki Ekadashi falls in Shukla Paksha of Phalgun Month, 12th and the last month in Hindu calendar. King Mandhata once told Vasishtha Muni – “Oh great sage, be merciful and let me know about a holy fast which can benefit me to come up in […]

Ekadashi 2018 | Ekadashi Vrat 2018 dates

Ekadashi Vrat is the most auspicious day dedicated to Lord Vishnu Puja. Ekadashi is observed on eleventh day of every fortnight of the Hindu month (Shukla Paksha & Krishna Paksha). Some Ekadashi vratas are differed by a day for Smartha, Vaishnava and Gauna sect of Hindus. Smarta people observe Ekadashi on the day during which […]

Ekadashi 2017 | Ekadashi Vrat 2017 dates

Ekadasi Vrat is the most auspicious day dedicated to Lord Vishnu Puja. Ekadashi is observed on eleventh day of every fortnight of the Hindu month (Shukla Paksha & Krishna Paksha). Some Ekadashi vratas are differed by a day for Smartha and Vaishnava sect of Hindus. Smarta people observe Ekadashi on the day during which Ekadasi […]

Parama Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Here is the story of Parama Ekadashi – Parama Ekadashi Vrat Katha….  Once upon a time a Brahmin named Sumedha lived with his wife in the city named Kampilya. The said Brahmin couple was pious and had full faith in the almighty. However they were very poor yet they greeted guests with food and remained hungry by […]

Apara Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Here is the story of Apara Ekadashi – Apara Ekadashi Vrat Katha….  Apara Ekadashi is observed on Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Jyeshta Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars and in Vaishakh Month as per Amavasyant Panchangams followed as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada Calendars. Once upon a time Lord Krishna was queried by Kind Yudhisthira […]

Ekadashi Vrat Katha: Story of Ambarisha & Durvasa, Lord Vishnu’s Dashavataras

Once there lived a virtuous king by name Ambarisha. Being an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu, he used to observe Ekadashi Vrata. Ekadashi falls on the eleventh day of every lunar fortnight. Once, sage Durvasa known for his anger visited the king on Dwadashi, the next day of Ekadashi. The devotee ends the vrata by […]

Ekadashi 2015 dates | Ekadashi Vrat in 2015

Ekadashi 2015 dates, Ekadashi Vrat in 2015, list of Ekadashi dates in 2015, Ekadashi Calendar 2015… Ekadasi Vrat is the most auspicious day dedicated to Lord Vishnu Puja. Ekadashi is observed on eleventh day of every fortnight of the Hindu month (Shukla Paksha & Krishna Paksha). This year, as Adhik Month comes two additional Ekadashi […]

Significance of Ekadashi Vrat (Ekadashi Vratha Mahatmya)

It is highly advised to consult your doctor before wholeheartedly deciding on fasting in case you have any health related problems or issues. Those who are taking medicine are recommended not to indulge in Ekadashi fasting. The devotees can opt for partial or complete fast by totally avoiding food that is made of rice. It […]

Ingredients to avoid on Ekadashi Vrat

Ingredients to avoid on Ekadashi Vrat – what are the various ingredients to avoid on Ekadashi Vrat? The devotees who observe Vrat on Ekadashi days are largely suggested to avoid products such as ready-ground products and ready-mixed masala’s. They are advised to be away from any kind of Grains such as cereal, flour, rice, bread, […]

Don’ts of Ekadashi, What not to do on Ekadashi Vrata?

It is to be noted that Markandeya Purana and the Vishnu Purana give elaborated detailed description of all kinds of benefits or outcome that are resulting from the observance of Ekadashi vrata. According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, the eleventh day after the new and the full moon is largely known as Ekadashi. […]

Ekadashi Fasting Procedure: Ekadashi Upvaas Vidhi

The powerful Goddess who arose from Lord Vishnu in order to defeat Demon Mura is named as Ekadashi. Lord Vishnu being happy with her powerful and divine act blessed her wholeheartedly and said that each and every one who strictly observes Ekadasi fast will be immediately freed of their all types of sins and will […]