Kamika Ekadashi Chintane

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Posted On: 2021-08-02 21:53:54

Kamika Ekadashi || Om Shreedharaya Namaha || Ekadashi is Hari Dina. The day is dedicated to forgo materialistic activities and observe penance, remember lord Vishnu. Typically, there are two Ekadashis in a month — one during the Krishna Paksha and the other during the Shukla Paksha. As a result, a total of 24 Ekadashis occur throughout a calendar year. Each Ekadashi, on the other hand, has its own name and importance. Kamika Ekadashi is observed during the Ashada Maasa Krishna Paksha. In 2021, the date of Kamika Ekadashi is August 4. The importance of this Ekadashi was narrated by Lord Krishna to Yudhisthira and is found in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana. Originally, it was narrated by Lord Brahma to Narmada Maharshi. It is believed that observing this Ekadashi is equal to bathing in sacred rivers on auspicious days It is believed that listening to the importance and story of Kamika Ekadashi is equal to performing the Vajapeya Yajna. Observing this Ekadashi is also equal to reading all the scriptures dedicated to Lord Vishnu. On the eve of Kamika Ekadashi, Lord Sreedhara is worshipped. Lord hari is "sarva shabda vacya" and can be known by many names. The caturvimshati namAs (24 names) that we use in "AcamanAdi" kriyAs. Shridhara means = one in whom laxmi resides Sridhara form of Lord Vishnu with four hands holding lotus, mace, discus and conch is worshipped on the day.

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