There is a quotation from the Skanda Purana admonishing that a person who eats grains on Ekadasi becomes a murderer of his mother, father, brother and spiritual master,
and even if he is elevated to a Vaikuntha planet, he falls down.
On Ekadasi, everything is cooked for Vishnu, including regular grains
and dhal, but it is enjoined that a Vaisnava should not ...
It is said in the PurAnas that the personification of all sins or the pApa purusha resides within the grains like rice on this day. That's why eating all grains including rice is prohibited on the EkAdashi Tithis.
The Kamakoti.com website quotes the Vishnu PurAna in this context as follows:
yAni kAni cha pApAni brahmahatyAdikAni cha | annamAshritya ...
The Ekadashi day you are referring to is known by the name Mokshada Ekadashi (This day is also celebrated as Gita Jayanti – the day on which Lord Krishna gave the hold sermon of the Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna before the beginning of the Mahabharata War.) celebrated on the 11th lunar day (Ekadashi Tithi) of the Shukla Paksha (waxing moon phase) in the Hindu ...
Ekadashi Tithi is ruled by Lord Vishnu.
In the Narad Purana section - Tale of Bhadrasheel Brahman a conversation is given that highlights how Ekadashis are related to Lord Vishnu:
Sanatkumar says: "O Narada! A fast on Ekadashi (eleventh day) in both the phases of a month pleases Sri Hari and fulfills all the desires. On the eleventh day of each phase, ...
Nirjala Ekadashi is also known as Bhimseni or Bhima Ekadashi due to one legend associated with Nirjala Ekadashi.
Bhimsen, the voracious eater, was not able to control his desire of having food. Due to this reason he was not able to observe Ekadashi fasting and met Maharishi Vyasa to find some solution.
Sage Vyasa advised Bhima to observe single Nirjala ...
In the Brahma-vaivarta Purana it is said that one who observes fasting on Ekadasi day is freed from all kinds of reactions to sinful activities and advances in pious life.
Origin of Ekadasi
In the fourteenth chapter of Padma Purana, in the section named Kriya-sagara-sara, Srila Vyasadeva explains the origin of Ekadasi to Sage Jaimini as follows:
At the ...
In fact, Nirjal is the mandatory mentioned method. Nobody says we HAVE to eat. Anything else is less than ideal, depending on our will-power and physical strength.
Ekadashi fast in decreasing order of ideal-ness:
nirjal - not even water. but you can do vayu-bhojanam i.e. breathe air :) (actually there is tapas where you don't even breathe)
Benefits of Devashayani Ekadashi is mentioned by Lord Krishna to Yudhishthira in Padma Purana, Uttarakhand, Chapter 53.
2-8. I shall tell you (about that Ekadasl) named SayanI which
is very auspicious, which gives heaven and salvation, which is
great and which removes all sins, merely hearing about which a
man would obtain ...
Ekadasi as a day to fast completely
Ekadasi is a day to ideally fast completely. So, from this approach, all foods are forbidden on ekadasi, with some types of foods, and physical limitations being the exception.
EKADASYAM NA BHUNJITA KADACID API MANAVAH
(HARI BHAKTI VILASA 12/15 from VISNU SMRTI)
A human being should never eat on Ekadasi day.
For Vratas, usually grains are avoided throughout the day. Carbohydrate rich diet, fruits, and milk etc. are to be consumed by the devotee. As Sago is a starch hence it is allowed to be consumed for vratas like Ekadashi.
Sago (Metroxylon sagu) starch accumulates in the pith of the sago palm
stem from the base upwards. At maturity, the trunk is fully ...
What are the Rituals and Benefits od Dev-Shayani Ekadashi ?
The benefits of keeping ekdashi is found in Padma-Purana Part – V , Chapter 15 – The Importance of Ekadashi , where Shaunaka asks Suta about “Parasvaparivartana”.
2.11 : Suta Said - : A man should observed fast on the auspicious (day of )
Ekadashi. Which is best of all vows , should keep ...
The difference in tithis(dates) is due to the difference between Vaishnavas and Smarthas. Even this year Janamashtmi is being celebrated on two separate days. Some celebrated it on 11 august while others are celebrating it today i.e 12 august.
This difference is further explained in this video(in hindi). Basically, Smarthas consider the tithi from its ...
The similar question was asked by Yudhisthira
Which would be (i.e. is) the Ekadasl in the bright half of Asadha? What is the name and the manner of it? (i.e. in which manner is it
observed?) Tell me about it in detail.
Lord Krishna answered this question in detail which can be found in PADMA-PURANA: UTTARAKHANDA: Chapter 53 ...
In the scripture Bhavishyottara Purana, god Krishna narrates significance of Shayani Ekadashi to Yudhishthira, as the creator-god Brahma narrated the significance to his son Narada once. The story of king Mandata is narrated in this context. The pious king's country had faced drought for three years, but the king was unable to find a solution to please the ...
I am not aware in which book you will get the instructions. However in the Tulsi Das Ramayana its clearly mentioned that Lord shiva loves those devotes who worship Ram(Lord Vishnu) and Lord Vishu Loves those who worship-Lord Shiva .
So I believe that on Ekadashi we can perform Abhishek on Lord Shiva's shivLing ,which makes him happy, as its the day devoted ...
The Vedic doctrine of karma is the bedrock of the superstructure of the Sanatan Vedic Dharma. The Vedas and the Dharma Shastras clearly point out that sin is not washed away by any means. One has to reap the rewards or suffer the pain of acts performed.
The Manusmriti says
Ekah Prajaayante Jantu Eka Eva Praleeyate; Eko'nabhunkte Sukritam Eka Eva Cha ...
How many Ekadashi are there in a year?
Not only Ekadashi but also all tithis (other than Purnima (full moon day) and Amavasya (no moon day) which occur only once in a month) come twice in a month i.e one in Krishna Paksha and one in Shukla Paksha.
So there are 24 Ekadashis in a year.
Note: The tithis are not same as dates which change daily after 12 o'...
There is actually one. Because of Bhima's giant appetite he was not able to fast for a complete day, so Krishna explained that if could fast once a year on Jyestha Shukla Ekadashi, which is the hottest and longest solar day of the year, it would be equal to have fasted all the various ekadasis of the year. So, this is considered a sort of prayaschitta for ...
There are many legends associated with this auspicious day. The
well-known legend is that it was on Vaikunta Ekadasi that the amrit
(nectar) of immortality appeared, while churning the ocean. It is a
common belief that those who fast on Vaikunta Ekadasi, singing praises
of Lord Vishnu, will definitely be freed from the continuous cycle of
birth and ...
There were two Muras lived in the time of Lord Krishna.
One Mura wanted to fight with Lord Vishnu and so he went to Vaikunda. At that time, lord was in deep sleep. Mura tried many ways to disturb Lord's sleeping but he failed. Suddenly a woman arose from the body of Vishnu and start fought against Mura ad killed him. Lord Vishnu wake up and appreciated her ...