Ekadashi has more importance in the fasting of the Hindu religion. Shri Krishna himself has told the law of all Ekadashi to the sons of Pandu. Ekadashi liberates a person from karma. There are 24 Ekadashi every year, in which year there is more month, there are 26 Ekadashi in that year. All Ekadashi have importance, mythology, and essence.
Rama Ekadashi Date
According to the northern Indian calendar, Rama Ekadashi falls in the month of Kartik, while in the Tamil calendar it falls in the month of Puratasi. Rama Ekadashi falls in the month of Ashwayuz in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Maharashtra. In some parts of the country, it is also celebrated in the month of Ashwin. Rama Ekadashi falls four days before the festival of Diwali. Rama Ekadashi is also known as Rambha Ekadashi or Kartik Krishna Ekadashi. It is believed that by observing the fast of Rama Ekadashi, one’s sins are washed away.
This is the Ekadashi of Kartik month, whose importance is considered more. This Ekadashi is the Ekadashi of Kartik Krishna Paksha. In the year 2021, it will be celebrated on 1st November. The month of Kartik has importance, hence the importance of this Gyaras is also considered more.
Ekadashi date starts 1st November
Ekadashi date ends 2 November
Rama Ekadashi vrat Puja Vidhi –
It is important to observe fast on the day of Rama Ekadashi. Its fasting starts from the first tenth of Ekadashi. On the day of Dashami, devotees eat only sattvic food before sunrise.
Nothing is eaten on Ekadashi.
The method of breaking the fast is called Parana, which is on the day of Dwadashi.
Those people who do not keep fast, also do not consume rice and its products on the day of Ekadashi.
On the day of Ekadashi, one gets up early and takes a bath. On this day devotees worship Lord Vishnu. Worship Lord Vishnu with fruits, flowers, incense, incense sticks. Special bhog is offered to God.
On this day, Tulsi leaves are mainly offered to Vishnu Ji, Tulsi has special significance, it forgives all sins.
After the aarti of Vishnu Ji distributes prasad to everyone.
Rama is another name for Goddess Lakshmi. Therefore, along with Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi is also worshiped on this Ekadashi. This brings happiness, prosperity, health, and happiness in life.
On the day of Ekadashi, people get beautiful scandals, bhajan kirtan done at home. On this day it is considered good to read the Bhagavad Gita.
It was expanded by Shri Krishna at the request of Yudhishthira. Krishna said that it liberates you from sins, listen to its story:
In the mythological era, there was a majestic king named Muchukunda, he had a beautiful daughter, whose name was Chandrabhaga. She was married to Shobhan, the son of King Chandrasen. Shobhan was physically very weak. He could not live without food even for a single time.
Once both of them went to the kingdom of Muchukunda king. At the same time, Rama Ekadashi was the date of fasting. Chandrabhaga got worried after hearing this because even animals cannot eat food, grass, etc. on Ekadashi in her father’s kingdom, so it is a different matter for humans. She told this to her husband Shobhan and said that if you want to eat something, then you will have to go to some other state away from this state and take food. Hearing the whole thing, Shobhan decided that he would fast on Rama Ekadashi, after which he would leave it to God.
Ekadashi fasting has started. Shobhan’s fast was passing with great difficulty, the night passed while fasting, but till the next sunrise, Shobhan’s life did not survive. He was cremated with rituals and after that, his wife Chandrabhaga started living in her father’s house.
On the other hand, Shobhan gets the merit of fasting on Ekadashi and after death, he becomes the king of a very grand Devpur, which has unlimited wealth and opulence. One day a universe named Som Sharma passes near that Devpur and recognizes Shobhan and asks him how he got all this opulence. Then Shobhan tells him that all these are the glory of Rama Ekadashi, but all these are unstable, please tell me the way to stabilize it. After listening to Shobhan’s whole story, Som Sharma leaves him and goes to meet Shobhan’s wife and tells the truth of Shobhan’s Devour. Chandrabhaga is very happy to hear this and tells Som Sharma that you introduce me to your husband. You will also get merit from this. Then Som Sharma tells her that all this Aishwarya is unstable. Then Chandrabhaga says that she will stabilize all this with her virtues.
Som Sharma makes Chandrabhaga divine through his mantras and knowledge and sends it to Shobhan. Shobhan is very happy to see his wife. Then Chandrabhaga tells him that I have observed Gyaras fast for the last eight years regularly. I dedicate to you the fruits of all my lifetime virtues. As soon as he does this, the opulence of the city of God becomes stable. And everyone starts living happily.
Thus the importance of Rama Ekadashi has been told in the Puranas. By following this, the weakness of life is reduced, life becomes sin-free.