Amalaki Ekadashi 2024

Amalaki Ekadashi 2024

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  • Amalaka Ekadashi, Amalaki Ekadashi, Amal Ekadashi
  • Wednesday, 20 March 2024
  • Ekadashi Begins : 20 March 2024 at 00:21 AM
  • Ekadashi Ends : 21 March 2024 at 02:22 AM

The day of Amal Ekadashi holds an important place in Hinduism. According to the Hindu calendar, Amalaki Ekadashi is observed on the Shukla Paksha of the month of Falgun. There are about 24 to 26 Ekadashi in a year and each Ekadashi has its own special significance, so does Amalaki Ekadashi. Amalaki Ekadashi is also called Amla Ekadashi in common language.

Amla is considered special in Hinduism. God Vishnu resides in the Amla tree. Second because of its properties in Ayurveda. It is believed that when Vishnu ji gave birth to Brahma ji for creation, at that time he also gave birth to the Amla tree. Therefore, on this day God is worshiped by sitting under the Amla tree. The day marks the beginning of the main celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of colours.

Amla Ekadashi Puja

Take a bath and take sesame, kusha, mudra and water in front of the idol of Lord Vishnu and resolve that I keep a fast of Amalaki Ekadashi by wishing Lord Vishnu happiness and salvation. In order to complete this fast successfully, Shri Hari keep me in his shelter. After the resolution, worship God with heresy.

After worshiping God, worship the Amla tree with the worship material. First of all clean the land around the tree and sanctify it with cow dung. Make an altar in the root of the tree and install the urn on it. Invite gods, pilgrimages and the ocean in this urn. Keep scent and panch gems in the urn. Place panch pallava on it and then light a lamp. Apply Srikhand sandalwood to the gorge of the Kalash and wear clothes. Finally install a golden idol of Parashurama, the sixth avatar of Shri Vishnu on the Kalash and methodically worship Parashurama. In the night, remember the Lord while doing Bhagavata Katha and Bhajan Kirtan.

On the day of Dwadashi, offer food to the Prataru Brahmin and offer Dakshina as well as offer the Kalash Brahman with the idol of Parashurama. After these actions, take food and water after parayan. If there is no Amla tree in western Rajasthan, women worship the Khejdi tree.

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