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rub oil on the body. one who hears about these Ekadasis will learn how to observe them properly. take intoxication. om sankarshanaya namah. Do not sleep in day. One should read about the particular Ekadasi (The Ekadasi book). om sridharaya namah." Light fortnight Ekadasi: meditate upon the 12 holy names of Lord Vishnu while applying tilaka. om madhavaya namah. one should not sleep in the day. om trivikramaya namah.salagram. om damodarayah namah. om aniruddhaya namah. om narayanah namah.net/ekadasi-page. touch impure people.ekadasi http://www. line of Madhwacharya.Each Ekadasi bestows particular benefits on the faithful observer. One may break the fast at the right time by drinking water if eating is difficult to arrange. engage in sex life. take massage. om govindaya namah. om vaishnave namah. om madhusudanaya namah. "One who is physically unable to fast on Ekadasi may read the glories of each Ekadasi when it occurs and recite all the names of the Ekadasis. om vamanaya namah." (or fast to the best of their ability while still observing ekadasi) A small on-line booklet on EkAdasii vichAra and AchAra. lake or pond. eat urad dahl. Dark fortnight: meditate upon 16 holy names: om vasudevaya namah. om hrishikeshaya namah. om pradyumnaya namah.htm Hips: Om Vamanaya Namah Navel: Om Padmanabhaya Namah Stomach: Om Vishvamutaye Namah Heart: Om Jnanagamyaya Namah Throat: Om Srikanthaya Namah Arms: Om Sahasrabahave Namah Lotus Eyes: Om Paramayogine Namah Forehead: Om Urugayai Namah Nose: Om Narakeshvaraya Namah Hair: Om Sarvakamadaya Namah Head: Om Sahasrashirshaya Namah Midday: Bathe in river. om padmanabhaya namah. Chant. eat in another's home. thus he will achieve the same goal as the person who observes the full Ekadasi vow. On Dvadasi. eat more than once. om keshavaya namah. while smearing mud upon body: "O Asvakrante! O Rathakranthe! O Visnukranthe! O Mrttike! O Mother Earth! Kindly remove all the sins I have accumulated throughout many past lives so that I may enter the sacred abode of the Supreme Lord. shave. More from the Madhwa line of Vaishnavas here: Srila Prabhupada speaking about Ekadasi .many quotes 4 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM . "O sages.
became situated in transcendental bliss." Srila Vyasadeva.htm The Story of Ekadasi (This article was originally written in 1956 by Sri Navincandra Cakravarti." Once the great sage Jaimini Rsi said to his spiritual master Srila Vyasadeva. I desire to hear the benefits of fasting on Ekadasi and the appearance of Ekadasi. now. with great enthusiasm.ekadasi http://www. Who is the utmost worshippable presiding deity of Sri Ekadasi? What are the faults in not following Ekadasi properly? Please bestow your mercyupon me and tell about these subjects. the benefits of worshipping Vishnu. you described to me thehistory of the glories of the Ganga river. "Oh Gurudeva! Previously. the giving of grains in charity. because Sri Narayana is the only personality capable 5 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM . Sri Gurudeva. from the section entitled "Kriya-sagara-sara. upon hearing this enquiry of Jaimini Rsi. O best of the sages.salagram. as you are the only personality able to do so. Narayana. a disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura and in 1979 translated into English by Vyenkata dasa brahmacari. kasmad ekadasi jata tasyah ko va vidhir dvija kada va kriyate kim va phalam kim va vadasva me ka va pujyatama tatra devata sad-gunarnava akurvatah syat ko dosa etan me vaktum arhasi "Oh Gurudeva! When did Ekadasi take birth and from whom did she appear? What are the rules of fasting on the Ekadasi? Please describe the benefits of following this vow and when it should be followed. "Oh brahmana sage Jaimini! The results of following Ekadasi can only be perfectly described by the Supreme Lord. Therefore I am presenting this description from the fourteenth chapter of the Padma Purana.) Many devotees are very inquisitive about the appearance of Sri Ekadasi and about her special characteristics. by your mercy.net/ekadasi-page. and the magnanimity of drinking the water that has washed the feet of the brahmanas. the giving of water in charity.
" "At the beginning of the material creation. When Yamaraj saw that Lord Vishnu had arrived. etac canyac ca viprarse vicintya karunamayah babhuva sahasa tatra svayam ekadasi tithih 6 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM . his arms the form of the sin of killing a cow. 'From where is this loud crying coming?' "Yamaraj in reply said. 'Oh Deva! The different living entities of the earthly planetary systems have fallen into the hellish regions. deceitful. and his hair the form of lesser. his neck made of the sin of stealing accumulated wealth. his mouth was made of the sin of stealing gold. became filled with compassion. The heart of the Supreme Lord. his stomach of the sin of killing one's relatives. Now I must create someone who will control this personality. Lord Vishnu. his ears were the form of the sin of having illicit connection with the spiritual master's wife. theking of birds. according to their sins. his chest of the sin of abortion. 'I have created all this progeny. he immediately washed His feet and made an offering unto Him. upon seeing this personality of sin. his feet of the sin of killing one's father.salagram. The horrible crying is because of suffering from the inflictions of their past bad karma (actions). The different limbs of this personality were constructed of the various sinful activities. But I will give a very brief description in answer to your question. I am their master because I have created this personality of sin. The Supreme Lord. He then had Him sit upon a golden throne. Vishnu. He inflicts extreme misery upon sinful persons. and sinful persons. "After these adjustments had been made. his lower chest of the sin of having sex with another's wife. Vishnu. went to the house of Yamaraj." "The Supreme Personality of Godhead.' At this time Sri Bhagavan created the personality known as Yamaraj and the different hellishj planetary systems. and his eyes are yellow. his two eyes were the form of the sin of drinking intoxicants. with the help of Garuda. His bodily colour is black. Vishnu. a horrible personality embodying all the sinful activities and vices was created. his navel of the sin of killing those who are dependent on him. Simultaneously. who is the giver of distress and happiness to the living entities.'" Srila Vyasadeva continued: "Oh Jaimini.' "After hearing this the Supreme Lord. began to think to Himself as follows: 'I am the creator of the miseries and happiness for the living entities.ekadasi http://www. Lord Vishnu thought to Himself. his buttocks of the sin of telling confidential matters. the Supreme Lord created the moving and nonmoving living entities within this world made of five gross material elements. He became surprised by this and thus enquired from Yamaraj. and it is because of Me thatthey are suffering. for the purpose of punishing the humans beings. less severe sinful activities. His head head was made of the sin of murdering a brahmana. who will in turn. became seated on the throne. just listen to what the Supreme Lord did next. who gives distress to all dishonest. Those living entities who are very sinful will be sent after death to Yamaraj. He created a personality whose form was the embodiment of sin (Papapurusha). the Supreme Lord. In this way.htm of describing them in full.net/ekadasi-page. went to the hellish region to the south. his waist of the sin of self appraisal. send them tom a hellish region to suffer. whereupon He heard very loud crying sounds coming from the southern direction. his thighs of the sin of offending the guru. his genital of the sin of selling one's daughter. When the inhabitants saw who had come they began to cry even louder. They are suffering extremely for their misdeeds. his nose of the sin of killing one's wife.
and the Gandarvas. There is no reason to worry about this any more." 7 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM . so therefore very mercifully direct me to a place where I can reside fearlessly. Oh my Master! I am a product of Your creation. who is the destroyer of all miseries and began to cry.' Afterwards the different sinful living entities began to follow the vow of Ekadasi and were then elevated quickly to the abode of Vaikuntha. Vishnu. and I'll tell you where you can stay on the auspicious lunar day of Ekadasi.htm 'After the merciful Supreme Lord thought over what He had previously considered.ekadasi http://www. 'On Ekadasi. But now. earthly. observing the condition of the Papapurusha with laughter. being Yourown manifested form. On the day of Ekadasi. vaisya. "After saying this. oceans. trees.' After giving direction to the Papapurusha. I cannot find a place where I can be free from fear of Sri Ekadasi. forests. Oh my child Jaimini. hills. From this the perfection of varna and ashram will be attained. began to speak thus: 'Oh Papapurusha! Rise up! Don't lament any longer. Especially since even if one by trickery follows Ekadasi. ' I have become very pleased by your nice offerings. What boon is it that you want?' "The Papapurusha replied. all of his sin become destroyed and he very easily attains the supreme goal. Out of fear of Sri Ekadasi I have fled and taken shelter of men.net/ekadasi-page. don't eat grains!' Whether one be a ksatriya. don't eat grains. animals. Oh Prabhu! After I die all of Your parts andparcels who have accepted material bodies will become liberated and therefore return to the abode of Vaikuntha. he should follow the lunar day of Ekadasi. and the Supersoul within the heart of the living entities. the abode of Vaikuntha. Whoever follows Ekadasi is freed from all sins and never enters into hellish regions. "After this. because My form as Sri Ekadasi Devi will no longer impede you. For every mouthful of grain that is eaten by a resident of the earthly region. "Therefore those persons who are serious about the ultimate benefit for the soul will never eat grains on the Ekadasi tithi. which is the benefactor of the three worlds. and it is through me that you wanted distress given to the living entities who are very sinful. demigods. If this liberation of all living entities takes place. insects. He approached Lord Vishnu with doubts in his heart and began offering many prayers. can impede me. heavenly.'" Srila Vyasadeva then said to Jaimini. Vishnu. shudra. you can take shelter of foodstuff in the form of grains. disappeared and the Papapurusha returned to the performance of his own activities. the Supreme Lord. by the influence of Sri Ekadasi. then You please save me from the fear of Ekadasi. that personality who is the form of the sinful activity gradually saw the influence she had. and hellish planetary systems. If one doesn't follow Ekadasi because of illusion. he is still considered the utmost sinner. He suddenly manifested from His own form the deity of the lunar day Ekadasi. or of any family. It is definately necessary that one give up eating grains on Ekadasi. don't eat grains. No type of pious activity can bind me. Lord Vishnu. Just listen. then who will carry on Your activities? There will be no one to enact the pastimes in the earthly planetary systems! Oh Keshava! If You want these eternal pastimes to carry on. therefore the lunar day of Ekadasi is the selfsame form of the Supreme Lord. rivers. Sri Ekadasi is the utmost pios activity and is situated as the haed among all vows. moving and nonmoving living entities. every kind of sinful activity that can be found in the material world takes its residence in this place of foodstuff (grain). "Following the ascension of Sri Ekadasi. whereupon Lord Vishnu became very pleased and said. one receives the effect of kiling millions of brahmanas. 'I am your created progeny. According to the instructions of Lord Vishnu. the embodiment of all sinful activities (Papapurusha) fell down at the feet of the Supreme Lord. I very strongly say again and again. Vishnu. I have become all but destroyed. But Ekadasi only.salagram.
htm Read each story in connection with each individual ekadasi: Basic Rules for understanding the Vaishnava Calendar. Sometimes it may be seen that on the calendar .. (If Mahadvadasi is in force. it is also Lost. Amavasya. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada makes an interesting comment in his purport to Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhya lila. C. If Ekadasi falls on Sunrise two days in a row. If it begins after that.) 1/.ekadasi http://www. The Tithi at sunrise rules the day. this is the practical application of observing Suddha or pure ekadasi. 4/. If the Tithi begins after sunrise and ends before sunrise of the next day (Lost) it is combined with the next Tithi. 9-24-342: "You should recommend the avoidance of mixed Ekadasi and the performance of pure Ekadasi.. but the observance is done on the Dwadasi.. that is free. 2/. Compound Dwadasi-Mahadwadasi. according to Vaishnava viddhi of an blemish. or Purnima Tithis which are scheduled for the second day.salagram. one will be negligent in executing devotional service. One should be very careful as far as these items are concerned. observances are scheduled on the first day. 12 mins. 1/. Srila A. 2/. 8 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM .ekadasi. If one is not careful. too short.. If Dwadasi begins after sunrise and ends before sunrise on the next day (Trayodasi). and is to be observed as Tri-Sprsa-Mahadwadasi. it is considered impure and is therefore to be observed on the Dwadasi ( making Mahadwadasi or Compounded) on the next day. If the same Tithi falls on sunrise two days in a row." General Rules for observance are:1/.panjika it is writen Ekadasi tithi but the next day it is writen Suddha Ekadasi fasting for .. Mahadwadasi.pure ekadasi. When it does so it is called Suddha Ekadasi . before sunrise). If Ekadasi begins after sunrise and ends before sunrise the next day it is considered Lost. and impure. fasting is prohibited on the Ekadasi.net/ekadasi-page. fasting is observed on the second day. 2/. 3/. You should also describe the fault in not observing this. Ekadasi must come in prior to the Arunodaya Viddhi (1hour. Therefore the next day is called Unmillani Mahadwadasi. exept Ekadasi. thus not full. Rules for Ekadasi.
If Dwadasi falls on the Sunrise two days in a row the first Dwadasi becomes Vyanjuli Mahadwadasi.Appendix 3 Notes on Ekadasi… The Hari-bhakti-vilasa gives many rules for observing Ekadasi…. we will mention only a few points concerning Ekadasi in relation to general standards of Deity worship in ISKCON: Offering Grains to the Spiritual Master and Lord Caitanya In a conversation. Then take a light lunch. Those devotees who fasted all day and took nothing other than air. yes. eating only once on the dwadasi. and expell it all within about half an hour. Ekadasi observed by jiva-tattva.what to do / auterities: From Pancharatra Pradipa . You can break it with caranamrita or fruit. but Radha-Krsna. Breaking an Ekadasi Fast If you have observed a complete fast (without even water). Here. The effects of this loosen the mala (stools) in the intestine where all the toxins from the fast have been absorbed. Srila Prabhupada said that grains should not be offered to either the spiritual master or Lord Caitanya and His associates on Ekadasi Devotee: On Ekadasi. we can offer the Deity grains? Prabhupada: Oh. it is advised to drink a mixture of 50 . . But not guru. Caitanya Mahaprabhu .. however.net/ekadasi-page. then it should be broken the following day by taking grains at the time specified in the Vaisnava Calendar. sweatened with rock candy sugar after the sun has risen at the appropriate time.50 hot milk and water. you do not need to break it with grains. not by Vishnu. Parama Ekadasi in the month of Purushottam.doc) Vratas . Caitanya Mahaprabhu also may not be offered grains because He is playing the part of a devotee.salagram.ekadasi http://www. Paksa based. If you have observed Ekadasi by eating fruit and vegetables etc. and these are discussed at length in Volume II of Pancharata-Pradipa. Only 9 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM . 4/. Mahadvadasi is observed like Ekadasi.htm 3/. For more details see Navadvip Panjika intro of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura (NP-intro. When the following Amavasya or Purnima falls on sunrise two days in a row the preceeding Dwadasi becomes Paksa-Vardhini-Mahadwadasi. We are fasting for clearing our material disease. .
when they may be offered and eaten.* It is best to replace the normally offered grain preparations with non-grain preparations so that there are the same number of preparations as on normal days. If.* You should not use powdered asafatoeda (hing). However it is how you translate this word that makes the difference. such as tomatoes. And the prasadam should not be taken by anyone. The shastra explains that the papa-purusha (sin personified) takes 10 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM .ekadasi http://www. or observing full fasting. These arrangements should not interfere with the temple cooking schedule. Sesame seeds are also to be avoided. Roots. Guru-Gauranga. In that case serve larger quantities of the non-grain preparations to the spiritual master and Gaura-Nitai. and prepare the offering plate for Krsna or Jagannatha as on normal days. One may use spices for cooking. Otherwise. If the main Deities are Gaura-Nitai.. and leafy vegetables. What Constitutes "Grains" on Ekadasi? Srila Prabhupada specified foodgrains and beans (pulses) as foods that must be avoided on Ekadasi. April 22. either making their own arrangements for cooking on Ekadasi. except on Satila Ekadasi. If you stick to these types of foods you should be fine. Of course the sure way is to fast completely. since it (generally) contains grains. or spices touched by hands dusted with chapati flour.htm Radha-Krsna. There is absolutely NO doubt about what is NOT permissable to eat on Ekadasi. 3rd Oct 1998. grain preparations are being cooked for Krsna or Jagannatha. grains should be offered as on normal days. Temple kitchens need not follow these strictures. (Gaura Keshava dasa. When asked by Pradyumna what we could eat Srila Prabhupada said "Fruits. offer only non-grain preparations. cauliflower. Water of course can be taken. 1972] If there is only one plate for all Deities and the main Deity is Krsna or Jagannatha.salagram. ANNA. Individual devotees may observe these rules if they choose. He should also eschew certain vegetables. Mahaprasadam on Ekadasi: On Ekadasi. I once again submit what Pradyumna Prabhu told me Srila Prabhupada told him many years ago. Tokyo. strict followers of Vaishnava regulations avoid eating any mahaprasada from an offering that includes grains. rock salt and cumin. Nuts. however. [Srila Prabhupada Room Conversation. Jagannatha can be offered grains. [Text 1740554 from COM]) * Someone who is very strictly observing Ekadasi should avoid all spices except pepper. Except if you wish to do Nirjala. it may be difficult to cook additional non-grain preparations for the spiritual master and Gaura-Nitai. no. such as ghee that has been used to fry puris. eating uncooked foods such as fruit. * If you are cooking for a restaurant where grains will be served on Ekadasi. although mustard seeds should be avoided.net/ekadasi-page. eggplant. Milk". you may offer the grains to Gaura-Nitai with the understanding that They will offer the bhoga to Krsna. Do not use any cooking ingredients that might be mixed with grains. since Srila Prabhupada did not establish them. It should be kept for the next day.
) Srila Prabhupada speaking about Ekadasi .ekadasi http://www. JTCd that in Auckland 1992. A fast should be observed on Dwadashi. not even risking taking non-grain preparations of mahaprasada from an offering plate containing grains. The recipes he used for some preps are to be found in Yamuna's cookbook. Characteristics of Arunodaya (Daybreak) chatartro gaTikAH prAtararuNodaya uchyate yatInAM snAnakAlo. Nevertheless.h (brahma khanda a 15 shloka 32) Even if there is a trace of Dashami at the time of arunodaya. and mustard seeds. and sesame seeds on Ekadasi. if that is not possible it can be distributed to persons not strictly following Vaishnava regulations or to animals. Ekadashi & Dwadashi fall on the same day) in all these three situations. that ekadashi is considered as viddha ekadashi .ayaM gaMgAMbhaH sadR^ishaH smR^itiH (KrishnAmruthamaharnava sloka 131) 11 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM .net/ekadasi-page. kshaye vA. In fact. a fast should not be undertaken on Ekadashi which is Dashami viddha.apyathavA vR^iddhau sampRapte vA dinakshaye upoShyA dvAdashI puNyA pUrvaviddhAM parityajeth (KrishnAmruthamaharnava Sloka 121) When there is thithi kshaya. being strict followers of Vaishnava regulations. told me. and therefore it will purify anyone who eats it.htm shelter in grains on Ekadasi.salagram. avoid mahaprasada on that day because their strict sadhana will be hampered by the presence of the papa-purusha. the followers of Caitanya Mahaprabhu.many quotes Sadachara Vinodha book by Sri Vyasanakare Prabhanjanacharya aruNodayakAle tu dashamI yadi dR^ishyate na tatraikadashI kAryAh dharmakAmArthanAshinI (padmapurANam. mahaprasada maintains its purity on Ekadasi despite the presence of the papa-purusha. and therefore we avoid grains at all cost on that day. thithi vriddhi & dinakshaya (when Dasami. Srila Prabhupad took peanuts and raisins. Ekadasi mahaprasada should be stored until the next day. The destruction of dharma & all purushArthas is incurred by a fast on such a day. Jagdish prabhu was personally shown how to make peanuts and raisins prep' for Prabhupad on Ekadasi by Prabhupad (Jagdish maharaj then.
h daivajn~yaiH samudIritAM kartavya upavAsastu anyathA narakaM vrajet. 8 minutes = a matra. 30 Gathikas = 1 day or night. a fast should be undertaken in Dwadashi. Shloka 134) When Ekadashi is Dashami viddha. (It means that a bath during arundodaya gives as merit as a bath in the Ganga). 2 matra = a guru. When Ekadashi is Dashami Viddha. HARIVAASARA DURING DASHAMI & DWADASHI ekAdashyAH prAMtabhAgo dvAdasyAH pUrva eva cha 12 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM . it is meritorious to observe a fast on Dwadashi no matter which Ekadashi it is (either sukla or krishna paksha). 10 guru = prana. 5 kshana = Truti. bahvAgamavirodhe tu brAhmaNeShu vivAdiShu upoShyA dvAdashI puNyA pakshayorubhayorapi (KrishnAmruthamaharnava Sloka 138) If there are conflicting statements in the shastras regarding veda. 60 Ghathikas = a full day.salagram. What is Gatika? From HarikathAmruthasaara. a fast should be observed in Dwadashi & the fast broken parana on Thrayodashi. The shastras say that this time is as holy as the waters of the Ganga for ascetics to have their bath.ekadasi http://www. 6 prana = 1 pala. One gets merit equal to the merit of performing hundreds of yajnas. paramasUkShmavukShaNavayidhu thRuti karesuvadhu aivaththu thruti lava veradu lavavu nimiSha nimiShagaLemtu mAthrayuga gurudhashaprANArupaLa hanneradu bhANavu ghaLige thrimshathi iruluhagaLaruvaththughatigaLahOrAthrigaLu || 23-56 || The smallest time unit is a moment. sloka 120) People should fast only on the day decided by persons well versed in Astrology (Suddha ekadasi). putrarAjyavivR^id. jn~AtvA viprA (prai) stithiM samyag.h (krishnAmruthamaharnava.h (KrishnAmruthamaharnava. Otherwise the fast will lead to hell. 2 lava = 1 minute. 50 Truti = 1 lava.net/ekadasi-page.htm Four ghatikas before sunrise is considered as arunodaya. 60 pala = 1 Ghaika.hdhyarthaM dvAdasyAmupavAsanaM tatra kratushataM puNyaM trayodashyAm tu pAraNam. This brings prosperity for the country & progeny. when scholars express different opinions.
yogivandyea gopAla vittala tele bAgi ninnane bedikombe.50 hot milk and water. bhAgavata roDagUdi upavAsa jAgara ondhina mAdalillA rAgadhi shukamuni peLdha harikathe samyoga vembidulla. If you have observed a complete fast (without even water). as we normally do as there will be no issue due to no intake of food or water on the previous day. that we should fast during Ekadashi because the moon is the presiding deity for "Anna" (food). nIguvantha bhavabhayava bhakuti vairagya vembodilla. this is done on the dwadasi morning with the aide of the sweet nectar mixture of hot milk and water of a ratio 50/50 and very sweet with rock candy (yellow lump . it is advised to drink a mixture of 50 . giving rise to various diseases.breaking fast time) Pramanik logic from Ayurved & Sripad MadhwaAcharya say in conjunction with Puranik stories. hyAnge mAdalayya krishna poguthide Ayushya 13 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM . and expell it all within about half an hour. As the lustre of the moon is dim due to the reasons given on the 2 days of Ekadashi the food that is eaten becomes harmful. The effects of this loosen the mala (stools) in the intestine where all the toxins from the fast have been absorbed. Mahadvadasi is observed like Ekadasi. it amounts to killing of brahmin (brahma hathya) & others such sins (so if there is HArivasara on Dashami.available Chinese stores) after sun-rise. then it should be broken the following day by taking grains at the time specified in the Vaisnava Calendar. this is also a good reason to expell the toxic waste malas (stools) collected in the intestine. This is similarly explained in Navadwip panjika of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad. eating only once on the dwadasi. half an hour after taking the drink the mallas will be expelled from the body Moon's position in the earth is the same for everyone at every given moment & we look into sunrise for determining & to follow Ekadashi vrata or Dwadashi thithi which is different from place to place. However. If one has fasted completely there's no point in trying to pass when one first rises. If you have observed Ekadasi by eating fruit and vegetables etc.salagram. The food that is eaten on Ekadashi remains undigested & turns toxic. sweatened with rock candy sugar after the sun has risen at the appropriate time. food should be taken before Harivaasara begins & if there is Harivaasara on Dwadashi.ekadasi http://www. You can break it with charanamrita (Tirtha water) or fruit. Those devotees who fasted all day and took nothing other than air. If any food is taken during this period. you do not need to break it with grains.. Breaking an Ekadasi Fast (parana .asau sarvakAlottamaH smR^itaH brahmAhatvA surApAnaM steyaM gurvaganAgamaH tasminstu bhunjataH pApAnyekasthAni bhavaMtyutaH (vishnuthIrtha sanyAptapaddati) The last part of (dasami viddha) Ekadashi & the first part of Dwadashi thithi is also known as Harivasara (Haridina).htm harivAsaranAmA. the fast should be broken only after Harivasara is over.net/ekadasi-page. Then take a light lunch. Either way. This period is also auspicious & merits for fasting.
if one does not observe the breaking of the fast within the time of Dvadasi. Similarly not breaking the fast within the appointed time is a serious enough blemish that Ambarish risked death (brahma-sapa) in order to do so. if you think that it will be auspicious and not irreligious. there is a flaw in one's observance of the vow. Therefore. Paksha or Ekadasi No.. it would be incumbent on us all to take this into consideration and breakfast at the appropriate time. I shall break the fast by drinking water." In this way. the King reached this decision.ekadasi http://www.ShyamasundaraDasa. Just eating even one grain of rice is a blemish sufficient to ruin the whole Ekadasi vrata.S Keshava Mase Keshava Mase Naaraayana Mase Naaraayana Mase 14 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM .. O brahmanas.net/ekadasi-page. for according to brahminical opinion. For any Ekadasis that have not been properly followed there is Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi which we should all observed rigidly to make up for any errors. (Shyamasundara dasa ACBSP. If it were something minor then why this whole drama which resulted in Durvasa wanting to kill him and so on? So it would seem that the blemish incurred was serious enough that Ambarisha asked his ministers what to do and risked the curse of Durvasa in order to break the fast on time.com ) All Ekadasiis listed (used with permission) Choose The Month (Vaishnava or Western). drinking water may be accepted as eating and also as not eating.by not breaking the fast in time it creates a blemish on the fast. 4 Jun 2003.. Wed. Hence. On the other hand.K Pausha . a blemish so serious that Maharaja Ambarish was put into a dilemma as to how to solve it. Name of Ekadasis 19 20 21 22 Utpanna Ekadasi Mokshada Ekadasi (Vaikuntha ekadasi Sri Rangam) Saphala Ekadasi Putrada Ekadasi Vedik .salagram." Srimad Bhagavatam 9:4:39-40 ..htm For the Actual Parana time check with the VCAL program for your local area: "The King said: "To transgress the laws of respectful behavior toward the brahmanas is certainly a great offense.. after consulting with the brahmanas.S Pausha .. X-Com-Textno: PAMHO6883044 http://www.Hindu Months Vaishnava Fortnights Month K=Krishna paksha S=Sukla paksha Western Months Nov-Dec Nov-Dec Dec-Jan Dec-Jan Margashira .K Margashira .
K Vaisaakha .K Aaswina . Vijay K.S Kaarttika .S Maadhava Mase Jan-Feb Maadhava Mase Jan-Feb Govinda Mase Feb-Mar Govinda Mase Vishnu Mase Vishnu Mase Madhusudana Mase Madhusudana Mase Trivikrama Mase Trivikrama Mase Vaamana Mase Vaamana Mase Sridhar Mase Sridhar Mase Hrisikesha Mase Feb-Mar Mar-Apr Mar-Apr Apr-May Apr-May May-June May-June June-July June-July July-Aug July-Aug Aug-Sept Hrisikesha Mase Aug-Sept Padmanabha Sept-Oct Mase Padmanabha Sept-Oct Mase Damodara Mase Oct-Nov Damodara Mase Oct-Nov Adikamase Adikamase Adikamase Adikamase if one cannot fast due to illness etc one may recite these 26 names and benefit (the above excerpt is used with permission) The Ekadashi Book is now available in its entirety -free to download with our blessing at http://www.Damanakaaropani Ekadasi Varuthini Ekadasi Mohini Ekadasi Aparaa Ekadasi Pandava Nirjal Ekadasi Yogini Ekadasi Padma .S Shravana .krsna.S Aaswina .org Entire book acknowledged to Mahamandelswar Mahant Krsna Balaram Swami Dr.S Vaisaakha .S Bhaadrapada .K Kaarttika .K Phaalguna .K Maagha . Parmar European Secretary Bhagavat Dharma Samaj Ekadasi Recipies (Now Available) 15 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM .K Aashaadha .salagram.Annadaa Ekadasi Parivartini .Shuddha Ekadasi Maagha .S Chaitra .K Shravana .S Jyeshtha .net/ekadasi-page.Vishuddha Ekadasi Paramaa .S Phaalguna .Pavitraropani Ekadasi Ajaa .S Aashaadha .Parshva Ekadasi Indiraa Ekadasi Paashaankusha Ekadasi Ramaa Ekadasi Haribodhini (Probodhini) Devotthaani (Uttana) Ekadasi Padmini .K Chaitra .ekadasi http://www.K Jyeshtha .Jaya Amalaki Ekadasi Paapavimochani Ekadasi Kamaada .htm 23 24 25 26 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Trisprisha Ekadasi Bhaimi Ekadasi Vijaya .K Bhaadrapada .Devasayani Ekadasi Kaamaika Ekadasi Putrada .
Potato Salad Pumkin recipies .Cakes .Pumkin and Potato Avilyal .Deep Fried Curd .Pumpkin Pakoras Eggplant .Eggplant.Pumkin and Potato (Sabjis) .in tomato sauce .Cauliflower and Potato (Sabjis) .Sweet Potato recipies .Eggplant Balaram (Srila Prabhupada's recipe) (Sabjis) .Baked Pumpkin .Potato in Jackets with Jerra and Cheese . Tomato Orderves .Dip Cucumber .Mashed Potato .Gauranga Potato .French Fries (chips) .Marinated Curd Stakes with tamarind marinate sauce .Puki .Curd Stakes .Pumkin Soup .Mixed Vegetable Curry (curries) (Sabjis) .Payasam .Great Vegetarian Delights .Buckwehat "Rice" Curd (Paneer): Curd . Potato.Baked Potato .Mixed Salad 16 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM .Kebabs .Pancakes . many more recipes are to be found in the link off the above page HERE: and some recipes from Narottam prabhu in RSA HERE Here are some ideas .Scrambled Curd .Popas (Papadams) (can be purchased from some Indian stores) .Eggplant Murari (Srila Prabhupada's recipe) (Sabjis) .ekadasi http://www.Stuffed Eggplant Buckwheat .Meat Eaters Delight Salads: Avacado .Potato Soup .in due course we'll activate all the following: Mixed Vegetables (Sabjis) ..Mixed Vegetable Caserole (with potato and or cheese topping) Sabhudana .net/ekadasi-page.Pakoras .Pooris / Rotis .salagram.Mixed Salad .(Tapioca) kitri (khichadi) .Kurma dasa .htm Go to our Ekadasi Recipes and Recipe links page HERE: Many.
ekadasi http://www.net/ekadasi-page.Black .htm .salagram.Green Stuffed or try the Pandava Nirjala Feast .Barfi / Burfi .Potato Flour Halva Milk Sweets .Coconut Halva .Spicy Sticks Potato Salad(s) Dried Fruits: Dried Bananas Dried Figs Dried Pitted Dates Peanuts and Raisins .Srila Prabhupada's recipe Sweets: Simply Wonderfuls Ekadasi Cookies Ekadasi slice Coconut and Caramel balls Ekadasi Halva .Carrot Halva .LOL There must be hundreds of Ekadasi prep's that we use world wide.Rasa-kadam Condiments: Ginger Green Chilis Red Jalapeno Chilis White Jalapeno Chilis Lemons Limes Pickles Preserves Olives . Please Send Us Your Favourites To Share 17 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM .Rasamalai .Rasagula .Sandesh .
and even cannibals don't eat beans on ekadasi. To Obtain the FREEWARE Vaishnava Calendar Software contact KrishnaDays. That new bhakta is so thick. no japa on the beach because of the Grains of sand. only humanbeans. he said ".krishnadays..no thanks I'm fasting".info/vaishnavareminder..salagram.htm Ekadasi humour: Some go right over the top.net/ekadasi-page...com/eng/ Authorized Vaishnava Calendars for your location. http://www. no swimming 'coz the sea has grains of salt in it. it turns out that when he was preparing to take birth and Lord Brahma was going through his check-list Lord Brahma said "Brains" but our new bhakta thought he said "grains" and seeing it was ekadasi. the web site of the GBC Vaisnava Calendar Committee of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).ekadasi http://www.com. and sand too.iskcondesiretree.htm 18 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM . Also now available Vaishnava Calendar Reminder Software Download It can be downloaded for free from http://calender.
Almanac Page Download a FREE Eggless Cake (not Ekadasi) Cookbook HERE: 19 of 20 12/04/2013 03:09 PM .ekadasi http://www. and find your place: Any problems in downloading please get back to me and request I send the calendar of your town and country To Astrology Page Panchanga .net/ekadasi-page. click that.htm once you download it and installed it then when it says run say yes and go to Options screen. then in the middle of that grey page you'll see PLACE SEARCH.salagram.
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