Amalaka Ekadashi

Amalaka Ekadashi

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  • Date : Friday, 6 March 2020

Amalaka Ekadashi or Amla Ekadashi is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the 11th day (Ekadashi) of the month of Phalgun in the lunar month of Phalgun (February-March). It is a festival of Amlaka or Amla tree and Amla tree is worshiped on this day. The tree is considered a major part of Hinduism. In Hinduism, it is said that the universal soul or omnipresent deity lives in everything. Trees are very important in an agricultural country like India.

Lord Vishnu, to whom the Ekadashis are sacred, is believed to inhabit the tree. On this day, Amla tree is worshiped to get the grace of the deity. The day marks the beginning of the main festival of the Hindu festival of colors, Holi.

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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