Varuthini Ekadashi Vrata

Varuthini Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day during the second half (Krishna Paksha) of Chaitra month (April). Varuthini Ekadasi 2012 date is April 16 / 17. It falls in Vaishakh month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. Puranas described that observance of fasting and performing the other rituals of Ekadasi on Varuthini Ekadasi, removes ones sins and the devotee is blessed with wealth, health and prosperity.

Observance of Varudhini Ekadasi – Rituals and Customs of Varudhini Ekadasi

To get the merits of Varudhini Ekadasi, devotees observe the main ritual and tradition – strict fasting on the day. On Dashami, the day before Ekadashi, devotees avoid consuming onions, spinach and some more foods which should be avoided on Ekadasi. On Dwadasi, the day after Ekadasi, devotees avoid all foods as they did on the Dashami day.

On the day of Varuthini Ekadasi, devotees spend their time reciting Holy Scriptures such as Bhagavada Puranam. Some people also perform Jagaran (awake) during night. During the Ekadashi day, people avoid hair cutting and shaving and also avoid taking oil bath.

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  1. Kiran Kumar says:

    I was just wondering, what is the source of this information you publish? Why is it that you are writing about rituals rather than the philosophies behind them?
    Obviously you should understand that most rituals are only applicable for a certain time frame. They are not meant to be permanent.


      Hi Kiran,
      1. The source of information is internet, my knowledge and reading other languages’ books.
      2. You can get information about philosophies, stories and legends anywhere, not only in my site. And I am not only confined to rituals you can legends about many festivals.