All About Ekadashi Vrat 2020: Facts, Beliefs, and Custom

Ekadashi Vrat

Know about the important practices and rules of Ekadashi. Experience the essence of the festive season with online puja samagri from pooja items stores in Delhi.

Ekadashi refers to the 11th lunar day that has special significance in Hindu religion and customs. Ekadashi symbolizes the importance of 11 senses that consist of 5 sense organs, 5 action organs, and 1 mind. Fasting on this day is an age-old practice that all devotees follow as a measure to keep all the 11 senses in control. Also, fasting symbolizes the attainment of Moksha by praying to Lord Vishnu, the protector of the realm with divine gifts and essential puja samagri. 

There are 24 types of Ekadashi in a year and all of them concern various incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Each of the Ekadashi rituals has a different set of rules which must be followed religiously to direct the flow of positive mental thinking and development. 

1. Do’s and Don’ts:  Ekadashi Fasting practices:-  

Things You Should Follow: Do’s:-

  • Consume only non-grain food like fruits, milk, water, curd, vegetables.
  • Wake up early morning to take a bath and start the day by chanting the Vishnu mantra.
  • Also, Engage in humanitarian activities and look after social welfare. 
  • Spend time praying to the Lord with complete devotion to gain his blessings for a prosperous life. 
  • Also, Avail of God photo frames, brass pooja items, and other puja samagri for worshipping Lord Vishnu from reputed online puja saman stores. 
  • Spread positivity wherever you go and abstain from negative doings that might hinder your progress in your professional as well as personal life. 

Things You Should Avoid? Don’ts:-

  • You should stay away from eating non-veg, garlic, and onions.
  • Smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited. 
  • Everyone is supposed to maintain a proper schedule and the day should start early along with the sunrise.
  • Should not consume rice, barley, any kind of dal, beans, peas, also, or any other item that has seeds. 

2. Why is the Rice Not Consumed on Ekadashi?

From the scientific point of view, eating rice on Ekadashi is not correct as the water content is high. As a result due to the effect of the moon, it creates a compelling force that leads to excess distraction of the mind. This consequently hinders in properly following all the rules of fasting. Thus, the rice should be discarded. 

However, according to Mythology, humans living in Kaliyug are devoid of devotion, gratitude, and instead have feelings of pride, superiority, and lust. According to beliefs, they are incapable of performing austerity or show penance. They’re the ones who survive on food grains. Thus staying away from rice and their food grains on Ekadashi day is very important. 

Now that you know about all the religious aspects of Ekadashi, we hope you will abide by the strict rules. PujaShoppe, the largest puja samagri store in India, is always a call away whenever you are in need of essential and premium puja kits. 

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