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Vaikuntha Ekadashi

Vaikunth Vasal

Vaikuntha Ekadashi was celebrated on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi around the end of the English calendar. On this day, everybody gets to see Maha Vishnu through the open Vaikuntha door. All the Gods also get to see the Lord. This is the most auspicious and special Ekadashi among all the Ekadashis ...

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Mokshada Ekadashi (IInd and Last Part)

Dattatreya

On Mokshada Ekadashi, even Dattatreya was born to Rishi Atri and Anusuya and the day is celebrated as Dattatreya Jayanti or simply as Datta Jayanti. Dattatreya learned from 24 Gurus and taught people that even the tiniest object can teach you something. He also taught never to deride any organism. ...

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Mokshada Ekadashi

After Sri Panchami, on November 30, 2017; we celebrated Mokshada Ekadashi and Geeta Jayanti. Dattatreya Jayanti also fell on the same day. Since these festivals fell on a Thursday, the day was very auspicious. Since it was Ekadashi, we worshipped Maha Vishnu and Mahalakshmi. We have already shared the information ...

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Rama Ekadashi

Rama Ekadashi falls 4 days prior to Diwali. It is a very important Ekadashi for Hindus. We clean the place in front of Tulasi Brindavanam with cow dung. Then, we draw a 7 color rangoli at that place. Applying geru on the sides of the rangoli, we complete it. This ...

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Uthpanna Ekadashi

This time, Uthpanna Ekadashi fell on a Tuesday. Uthpanna Ekadashi is already a special day for Vaishnavites. Since it fell on Tuesday, it is hailed as a very special day. Ekadashi appeared on this day during Satyayuga. The story goes as follows: During Satyayuga, there was a Rakshasa called Moor. ...

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Uthana Dwadashi

On Uthana Dwadashi, South Indians perform the wedding of Tulasi. The main part of the pooja consists of drawing an elaborate and colorful rangoli in front of the house. Rangoli means Ranga + Avali, i.e. it is the auspicious sign to bring in Lord Krishna. We place an idol of ...

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Ekadashi after Vijaya Dashami

The ascetic, we were talking about toward the end of the posts on On Navaratri, also talked about the Ekadashi after Vijaya Dashami. He said, “Navaratri is mostly for kanyas and suhasinis. But, did widows perform any sinful act? Our culture forgets about them. When a man loses his wife, ...

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