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Are married women allowed to fast religiously(vrata)?

There are countless verses in scriptures which counter this verse. Parashara Smriti is a Smriti text and Puranas are also Smriti text thus they have equal authority. Thus we can counter this verse by ...
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Why is onion forbidden in every fast?

That's because eating onions is forbidden not just during fasts, but at all times. Here's what this chapter of the Manu Smriti says: laśunaṃ gṛñjanaṃ caiva palāṇḍuṃ kavakāni ca | abhakṣyāṇi ...
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Are married women allowed to fast religiously(vrata)?

The heart of the śloka is not exactly that. It is reflected in Kāśī Khaṇḍa Chapter Four, Lōpāmudrā says the duties of a Pativratā as व्रतोपवासनियमं पतिमुल्लङ्घ्य या चरेत् । आयुष्यं हरते भर्त्तु र्मृता...
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Who are eligible to perform Ekadashi vrata?

Narada purana says that anyone can perform Ekadasi Vrat. They include Brahmanas, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, Sudras and also women I shall describe another Vrata well known in all the three worlds, which ...
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What is the reason behind fasting (vrat)?

By doing Vrat, evil/bad qualities get destroyed and good qualities emerge. By performing Vrat one gets eligibility for Diksha/Initiation. After initiation, one will grow and progress, consequently s/...
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Do we get benefit to not take rice during the Gyaras day?

First of all, i had to do a Google search to know what Gyaras (ekAdashi) actually is. :D I am using KAmakoti website as my reference here: Why rice is prohibited on this day even who has not taken ...
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According to Hinduism, when does a day start?

Day starts from sunrise. One day and night together makes an ahorAtra. For vrata and other auspicious occasion we have to consider sunrise as the.start of the day. It is advised to get up about two ...
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Can we sleep while fasting on Ekadashi?

According to Skanda Purana Part six -Book Two - Vaishnav Kanda -Section five - Margashirsha Mahatmya -Chapter 13.Importance of Jagrana during Ekadashi Vrata, One should not sleep during both during ...
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What is the reason behind fasting on Amavasya?

As per our scriptures,each of the 15 different Tithis are ruled by some specific Deites.For example ,Moon rule the Purnima,the Nagas rule the Panchami and in particular the Pitras(ancestors) rule the ...
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When should I start a fast (upavas)?

Hindu fasting is from sunrise till sunrise the next day on which the fast is supposed to be broken.That day is called the Parana day.Breaking a fast for a hindu is as important as doing the fast.(For ...
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What are the spiritual and ayurvedic benefits of fasting on Poornima (full moon)?

All the Tithis have respective over ruling Deities. I am giving few such over-lordships here as found in the VarAha PurAna. Pratipada-Agni Dwiteeya-Aswini Kumaras Tritiya-Goddess Gowri ...
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Why do most people fast on Rama Navami but not on Janmashtami?

What you say is not true. Fasting is definitely a part of Krishna Janmashtami celebrations just like it is a part of the Rama Navami celebrations. Some devotees fast the entire day & night ...
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Is there any relationship between fasting and karma?

The following verse shows that fasting leads to accumulation of merit (Punya or good Karma). Manu 2.188. He who performs the vow (of studentship) shall constantly subsist on alms, (but) not eat the ...
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What is the reason behind fasting on Amavasya?

Amavasya is [new] moon day and Purnima is full moon day in Hindu calendars. Both Amavasya and Purnima are considered equally strong in Hindu beliefs. In the olden days people would always fast on ...
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What is the reason behind fasting on Amavasya?

On Amavasya many people fast and offer puja to the souls of their forefathers. They also offer water to the departed souls. The Fifteen days before the Navratri there is Amavasya which is called ...
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When and what time does the Navratri fast end?

Navaratri basically represents a celebration of the Goddess Durga, with nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights Navratri is “Nine Nights festival”. The commencement of spring and autumn ...
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What are types of fasting, does all yield same result?

The fasts followed today are somewhat different from those mentioned in the earliest scriptures of Hinduism so I would share what the older scriptures mention about them. The Law Books such as the ...
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What is the story behind the Solah Somavara fast?

There are many stories but one story i know is same as what you have shared in the question. One day, Bhagwan(Lord) Shiva and Parwati went on a tour. They arrived at a temple in a place called ...
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What is the prayaschitta for failing to keep an Ekadashi fast?

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 ...
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Is Tapioca/Sabudana suitable for consumption on ekadashi

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 ...
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Things that we need to take care on Lord Hanuman's fast

Your mother is right about almost every point she told you. I eat meal at one time a day. It is necessary to eat food on Hanuman ji's fast. You can eat fruits through out the day as Hanuman ji ...
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About Skanda Shasti Fasting

Skanda is Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati's son,younger brother of Ganapaty, also known by names such as Karthikeya,Shanmuga etc. The Puranas say that Karthikeya was born on Sukla Shashti tithi in ...
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Should vrat be continued if it is interrupted by ashouch/sutak?

Yes, some fast must be continued even during the Aśauca (अशौच). We can't conclusively say about other fasts, but we do have a very clear scriptural injunction for the Ekādaśī fasts, being immune to ...
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Which vrata (fastings) should be done by a man for getting a wife or getting married? Any other ritual for getting a wife?

Patni Manoramam Dehi Manovrittanusarinim | Tarinim Durgasansarsagarasya Kulodbhawam || This is known as Patni Prapti Mantra It is 24th shloka of argalastotra which is preceding text of durga sapshati ...
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What's the procedure of breaking ekadashi fast according to scriptures?

The Ekādaśī Fasts must be broken on the Dvādaśī. Chapter 37 - Padma Purāṇa to 78. O best brāhmaṇa, all rivers (like) Gaṅgā, Sarasvatī, Tāpī, Yamunā, Śatadrukā, Candrabhāgā, Vitastā, so also ponds, ...
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When and what time does the Navratri fast end?

Our religious books have split opinion on the timing of Navratri Parana. In religious texts two different opinions exist on the timings of breaking Navratri fast. The first opinion advises ...
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Are married women allowed to fast religiously(vrata)?

There is a sacred book in Datta Sampradaya called GuruCharitra which is based on life of Datta Avatar Swami Nrusimha Saraswati, in this book Swami Nrusimha Saraswati has preached women to do Vrata. ...
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According to Hinduism, when does a day start?

It is generally considered by Hindus now-a-days that the day begins with the sun rise. But in Vedic period the day began with dawn (Usha kal) exactly when redness appear in the sky indicating the ...
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