I get headache if I fast on Ekadasi and I take tablets. Is fasting compulsory?

Posted or Updated on November 15th, 2019I get headache if I fast on Ekadasi and I take tablets. Is fasting compulsory? A Girl devotee (I myself have hidden her name) asked like this: Hare Krishna prabhuji. Is it compulsory to do ekadasi fast for every one who wants to progress in devotion ? Yes , … Continue reading “I get headache if I fast on Ekadasi and I take tablets. Is fasting compulsory?”

EKADASI FAST TIME VARIATIONS: Why One day of Ekadasi fast instead of two days?

Posted or Updated on December 26th, 2018This Post deals with the EKADASI FAST TIME VARIATIONS: Why One day of Ekadasi fast instead of two days? Sweta Ganguly asked like this: “Hare krishna. Prabhu I am really struggling hard to explain some people that Ekdashi fasting is kept only for one day and not for 2 … Continue reading “EKADASI FAST TIME VARIATIONS: Why One day of Ekadasi fast instead of two days?”

I fast secretly for ekadasi throwing the lunch food given by mother. Is it right?

Posted or Updated on September 6th, 2018I fast secretly for ekadasi throwing the lunch food given by mother. Is it right? A girl devotee (Name hidden) asked like this: “Hare Krishna….i am your servant and i offer my humble obeisances to you.. i want to you ask about ekadashi fast.. i m not beloging to … Continue reading “I fast secretly for ekadasi throwing the lunch food given by mother. Is it right?”

FIVE IMPORTANT DOUBTS ABOUT EKADASI FASTING! MUST BE READ!

Posted or Updated on February 24th, 2018FIVE IMPORTANT DOUBTS ABOUT EKADASI FASTING! MUST BE READ! (1) Can we take medicines during Ekadasi fasts? Actual Question: “Hare Krishna  Please accept my humble obeisance.   Can u please tell me if we can take medicine during ekadashi fasts.  Hare Krishna” REPLY: It is my view:  Yes, we can … Continue reading “FIVE IMPORTANT DOUBTS ABOUT EKADASI FASTING! MUST BE READ!”

Ekadasi stories say that my karma will be cleared if I fast. But, I am still struggling even after fasting regularly. Why?

Posted or Updated on December 12th, 2017Ekadasi stories say that my karma will be cleared if I fast. But, I am still struggling even after fasting regularly. Why? Actual Question from a male devotee (Requested anonymity): “Hare Krishna my dearest prabhu…I have one question…i am a student my exams are next month and syllabus is … Continue reading “Ekadasi stories say that my karma will be cleared if I fast. But, I am still struggling even after fasting regularly. Why?”

UTHANI (or) PRABHODHINI (or) UTTHANA EKADASI – STORY

Posted or Updated on May 7th, 2018(24) UTHANI (or) PRABHODHINI (or) UTTHANA EKADASI (or) HARIBODHINI (or) DEVOTTHANI EKADASI (From the Skanda Purana)  Lord Brahma said to Narada Muni, Dear son, O best of the sages, I shall narrate to you the glories of Haribodhini Ekadasi, which eradicates all kinds of sins and bestows great merit, … Continue reading “UTHANI (or) PRABHODHINI (or) UTTHANA EKADASI – STORY”

RAMA EKADASI – STORY

Posted or Updated on May 7th, 2018(23) RAMA EKADASI (OR) KARTTIKA-KRISHNA EKADASI (From the Brahma-Vaivarta Purana of Srila Krishna Dwaipayana Veda Vyaasa) Yudhisthira Maharaj said, “O Janardana, O protector of all beings, what is the name of the Ekadasi that comes during the dark fortnight (Krishna paksha) of the month of Karttika (October – November)? … Continue reading “RAMA EKADASI – STORY”

ANNADA (or) AJA EKADASI – STORY

Posted or Updated on May 7th, 2018(19) ANNADA or AJA EKADASI  (or) Bhadrapada-Krishna Ekadasi (From BRAHMA VAIVARTHA PURANA) Sri Yudhisthira Maharaja said, “Oh  Janardana, protector of all living entities, please tell me the name of the Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September).” The Supreme Lord, Shri Krishna, then … Continue reading “ANNADA (or) AJA EKADASI – STORY”

PAVITHROPANA EKADASI (or) PUTHRADA EKADASI – STORY

Posted or Updated on May 7th, 2018(18) PAVITHROPANA EKADASI (or) PUTHRADA EKADASI (or) Shravana-Sukla Ekadasi (From the Bhavishya Purana) Shri Yudhisthira Maharaja said, “Oh Madhusudana, Oh killer of the Madhu demon, please be merciful to me and describe to me the Ekadashi that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Shravana (July-August).” The … Continue reading “PAVITHROPANA EKADASI (or) PUTHRADA EKADASI – STORY”

PADMA EKADASI (or) DEVA-SAYANI EKADASI – STORY

Posted or Updated on May 7th, 2018(16) PADMA EKADASI (or) DEVA-SAYANI EKADASI (or) ASHADHA-SHUKLA EKADASI (From the Bhavishya-uttara Purana) The saintly king Yudhishthira Maharaj said, Oh Keshava, what is the name of that Ekadasi that occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Ashadha (June – July)? Who is the worshipable Deity for the … Continue reading “PADMA EKADASI (or) DEVA-SAYANI EKADASI – STORY”

PAVITHROPANA EKADASI (or) PUTHRADA EKADASI – STORY

Posted or Updated on May 7th, 2018(4) PAVITHROPANA EKADASI (or) PUTHRADA EKADASI (or) PAUSHA-SHUKLA EKADASI (From the Bhavishya Purana of Veda Vyasa) Yudhisthira Maharaja said, “0 Lord, You have so nicely explained the glories of those auspicious Saphala Ekadashi and the occurs during the dark fortnight of those month of Pausa [December-January]. Now please be … Continue reading “PAVITHROPANA EKADASI (or) PUTHRADA EKADASI – STORY”

UTPANNA EKADASI or UTPATTI EKADASI – STORY

Posted or Updated on May 7th, 2018(1) UTPANNA EKADASI or UTPATTI EKADASI or MARGASIRSA-KRSNA EKADASI  (From the Bhavisya-uttara Purana and the Brahmanda Purana)  This Utpanna Ekadasi or Utpatti Ekadasi is the day on which Devi Ekadasi appeared and the story given below describes how Ekadasi fast began: UTPANNA EKADASI VRAT KATHA: (As told by Lord … Continue reading “UTPANNA EKADASI or UTPATTI EKADASI – STORY”

EKADASI RECEIPS – THE FOODS TO BE PREPARED ON EKADASI

Posted or Updated on May 7th, 2018EKADASI RECIPES (IN THIS ARTICLE, LET US READ SOME EKADASI RECIPES TO BE PREPARED ON EKADASI) INGREDIENTS TO BE USED & AVOIDED ON EKADASI?  ABSTAIN FROM: – Grains (cereals, breads, wheat, flour, beans, rice, dhals, green beans, roti, coffee, etc) meat. DO NOT COOK WITH: – Powdered hing, shop … Continue reading “EKADASI RECEIPS – THE FOODS TO BE PREPARED ON EKADASI”

HOW TO OBSERVE EKADASI FAST (VRAT) PROPERLY? PRACTICAL TIPS!

Posted or Updated on March 19th, 2020HOW TO OBSERVE EKADASI FAST (VRAT) PROPERLY? PRACTICAL TIPS! This is an important post on how to observe Ekadasi Fast (Vrat) properly. The tips that have been given in this post can be practically followed in today’s fast moving Kaliyuga. DO’s AND DON’Ts ON EKADASI DAY (1) NO NEED … Continue reading “HOW TO OBSERVE EKADASI FAST (VRAT) PROPERLY? PRACTICAL TIPS!”