Kamada Ekadashi April 2023: Know date, time, vrat katha, tithi, shubh muhurat, puja vidhi and ritual of Chaitra Shukla Ekadashi
Kamada Ekadashi April 2023 date and time: Devotees observe this Ekadashi fasting to seek Lord Vishnu's blessings. It is believed that one can get rid of all types of sins by observing Kamada Ekadashi fasting.
Kamada Ekadashi April 2023 date and time: Kamada Ekadashi, also known as Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ekadashi, is an auspicious Hindu day observed during Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar. There are two Ekadashi fastings in a month, one during Shukla Paksha and another during Krishna Paksha.
Devotees observe this Ekadashi fasting to seek Lord Vishnu's blessings. It is believed that one can get rid of all types of sins by observing Kamada Ekadashi fasting. In Hinduism, killing a Brahman or Brahmin is the most deadly sin one can commit. According to Drik Panchang, it is believed that even the sin of Brahmin killing is purged by observing Kamada Ekadashi fast.
Kamada Ekadashi April 2023: Date
According to Drik Panchang, the Kamada Ekadashi will begin on April 1 and end on April 2.
Kamada Ekadashi April 2023: Time/ Subh Muhurat
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 01:58 AM on April 01
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 04:19 AM on April 02
Kamada Ekadashi April 2023: Parana Time
Devotees who observe Ekadashi fast on April 1 can break the fast on April 2 between 01:40 PM to 04:10 PM. Whereas, those who are observing the fast on April 2 can break Ekadashi fast between 06:09 PM to 06:24 PM on April 3.
Parana Time (April 2) - 01:40 PM to 04:10 PM
Parana Time (April 3) - 06:09 AM to 06:24 AM
Kamada Ekadashi April 2023: Vrat Katha
According to the story of Kamda Ekadashi fasting, there was a king in Ratnapur city named Pundarik. It is said that apsaras and gandharvas lived in his kingdom. Among them, there was a gandharva named Lalit and the celestial nymph Lalita. They loved each other very much.
One day a dance ceremony was organised in the king's court where Lalit was performing. While singing, gandharva Lalit got lost in the memory of his wife and this affected his singing. When this news reached King Pundrik, he cursed Lalit that he would become a demon and eat humans and raw meat. Lalita, the wife of Lalit, became very sad after her husband became a demon. She started looking for ways to get rid of this curse.
One day she met Rishi Shringi and explained the whole situation. Rishi Shringi suggested that she should fast on the Ekadashi date of Chaitra Shukla Paksha to get her husband freed from the curse. Lalita did the same and observed the fast of Kamada Ekadashi. As a result, her husband returned to the original form.
Kamada Ekadashi April 2023: Rituals
According to Drik Panchang, the fasting of Kamada Ekadashi spans three days. A day before the fasting day, devotees take a single meal in the afternoon to make sure there is no residual food in the stomach on the next day. Then, they keep a strict fast on Ekadashi day and break the fast on the next day only after sunrise.
It should be noted that eating any type of grains and cereals is prohibited during Ekadashi fasting. However, devotees can choose how they want to observe fasting - without water, with only water, with only fruits, with one-time latex food according to their will and body power. It should be decided before starting the fast.
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