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What should we do on Vaikunta Ekadasi?
Fasting on Ekadashi People fast the whole day and keep vigil. Special prayers are offered to Vishnu and devotees engage in Japa (chanting of Vishnu’s name) and Dhyana (Meditation). On ‘Dashami’, the previous day of the observance, devotees who take up Vaikuntha Ekadashi fasting are to take only lunch.
How observe fast on Ekadashi?
The fast on this Ekadashi is observed for 24 hours without drinking water starting from the sunrise of the Ekadashi to the next morning. One evening before this Ekadashi, the people who do the fast offer a prayer and then eat just once in the day. The meal does not contain rice and lentils as they are prohibited.
How do you do pooja on Ekadashi?
Devshayani Ekadashi Puja Vidhi
- On Ekadashi Tithi, add a few drops of Ganga Jal to a bucket of water you would use for bathing.
- Light an earthen or brass lamp with sesame oil or mustard oil, or ghee and place it on the altar of your home.
- Worship Lord Ganesha and seek his blessings.
How can we observe Ekadashi?
Nirjala Ekadashi fasting rules
- Wake up early, preferably at Brahma Muhurat (two hours before sunrise).
- Take a bath and wear fresh/clean clothes.
- Do Dhyana (Meditation), followed by Sankalpa (take a pledge that you would observe the fast sincerely and with utmost devotion).
- Maintain celibacy.
Can we sleep on Vaikunta Ekadasi?
Vaikuntha Ekadashi – The Spiritual Angel While fasting helps us to refrain from indulging in many pleasures, observing night vigilance makes us more alert and aware of our mind. If we eat rice, we may sleep off and hence, not eating rice helps keep stay awake during the night to keep vigil.
When should we be awake for Vaikunta Ekadasi?
Many devotees observe fasting and stay awake on Whole night on that auspicious day of Vaikunta Ekadasi to attain salvation in Lord Vishnu’s feet. As per the legends, it is believed that fasting on Vaikunta Ekadasi is equivalent to fasting on the remaining 23 Ekadashis in the Hindu Calendar.
What can I eat in ekadashi fast?
Ekadashi is a very powerful day to make progress in spirituality. During fasting days rice, whole wheat flour, pulses, cereal grains, onion, garlic etc are not eaten. Instead fruits, sabudana, makhana, milk and flours like singhare ka atta, kuttu ka atta, rajgira ka atta are consumed.
What can I eat in Ekadashi fast?
How to observe Ekadashi and when to start?
How to observe Ekadashi was narrated to Arjuna by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavisyottara Purana. When to start Ekadasi Fasting? Lord Krishna advices Arjuna to begin the Ekadasi fasting in the autumn season with Utpanna or Uttpatti Ekadasi occurring during the waning phase of the moon in November – December.
What is the meaning of Ekadashi vrat?
Ekadashi Vrat Fasting Method. Ekadasi is the name of the Goddess that arose from Lord Vishnu to defeat Demon Mura. Happy with her divine act, Lord Vishnu blessed her that anyone who observes Ekadasi fast will be freed of their sins and will attain Moksha.
What to do on Mukkoti Ekadasi?
Devotees can visit a Vishnu or Krishna temple and take part in the Mukkoti Ekadasi celebration. Any other avatar of Vishnu can also be worshipped. At many Vishnu temples, there will be an entrance called Vaikuntha Dwara, which will be specially erected on this day.
What to do on Ekadasi vrata?
Vishnu puja with Tulsi leaves (Tulasi dala archana) is highly meritorious ritual to do on Ekadasi vrata. Offer Shodashopachar Puja (16 steps of puja procedure) to Vishnu. Special recipes like Payasam (Kheer) and fruits are offered as Naivedyam.