Questions tagged [ekadashi]

Ekadasi is a day which comes twice in a lunar month. Many people maintain viradha, (not eat anything) on this day. It is a special day for vishnu.

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What is the significance of Ashadi Ekadashi?

What is the significance of Ashadi Ekadashi (Shukla paksha)? What are we supposed to do on this day?
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How Ekadashi is performed in Shiva Temples?

In vaishnava Temples Ekadashi is performed as by Vaishnava sampradaya. Is there is any instructions about how to perform Ekadashi in Shiva temples in any Puranas/ Sacred books?
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Person who dies on Ekadashi, never goes to hell?

I heard if any person dies on Ekadashi then he never gets any kind of suffering in afterlife. Normally yamduta (workers of God of death) comes to get soul but on Ekadashi day yamdutas are forbidden to ...
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Why Nirjala Ekadashi is also known as Bhima Ekadashi?

Agiyaras in Jyaistha month is also known as Bhim Agiyaras. Why is the name of Bhim mentioned? any story of mango eating in Bhim Agiyaras?
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Can we make every Ekadashi fast as Nirjalaa ekadashi?

Nirjalaa Ekadashi is the one Ekadashi in which people does fasts without even drinking water for whole day and night. But if one wants to do this kind of fast on every Ekadashi, will it be fine? Is ...
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How many ekadashi are there in a year?

How many Ekadashi are there in a year? How many days after one another Ekadashi comes? and why? Does each one different from each other? why is it different? Does the sequence of Ekadashi remain ...
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What is the prayaschitta for failing to keep an Ekadashi fast?

Is there any prayaschitta for not carrying out an Ekadashi fast in the scriptures?
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What food is forbidden on Ekadashis?

I have heard that grains are forbidden on Ekadashis. Are there any other food apart from grains that is forbidden for consumption on Ekadashis?
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Is Tapioca/Sabudana suitable for consumption on ekadashi

It is said that on ekadashi days one should not eat Grains. So going by strict definitions avoiding rice, wheat, lentils, other pulses etc. By that definition we can eat Tapioca aka Sabudana , so is ...
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What are all Rituals and Benefits of DEVSHAYANI EKADASHI?

Lord Vishnu is said to be the creator of the world and the manager of destiny. He can be seen sitting on the many-headed snake who is said to be the ‘Kalswarup Sheshnag –The king of snakes’. He has a ...
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Why eating rice is prohibited on Ekadashi?

Why eating rice is prohibited on Ekadashi? It is practiced in some parts of India (I am not sure about this practice in all parts of India). Is there any story or scriptural basis for this belief ...
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Is Ekadashi Tithi ruled by Rudra or Vishnu?

Wikipedia says Rudra is the ruling deity of Ekadashi, but I have seen an answer here based on the Puranas that says it is Lord Vishnu. So which one of them rules the Ekadashi?
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Lord Sri Vishnu is referred to as Murari - who is the demon Mura and and how was he killed?

I have heard Lord Sri Vishnu being referred as Murari as he killed the asura Mura. While hearing this YouTube video upanyasam on Ekadesi (this is in Tamil and I will try to listen again and mention ...
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What is the importance of Ekadashi?

In Hindu mythology it is said Ekadashi is said to be most auspicious day among the fifteen days of of krishna paksha or shukla paksha and it is very good to perform any fasting or any ritual or pooja ...