Amalaki Ekadashi 2025

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  • Amalaka Ekadashi, Amalaki Ekadashi, Amal Ekadashi
  • Monday, 10 March 2025
  • Ekadashi Begins : 09 March 2025 at 07:45 AM
  • Ekadashi Ends : 10 March 2025 at 07:44 AM

Amalaki Ekadashi is an important day in Hindu religion. It is considered like a festival. Amalaki Ekadashi also known as Krishna Ekadashi of Phalgun month is a day dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Falling on the eleventh day (Ekadashi) of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of the Moon) in the month of Phalgun, known as Ekadashi, this day holds immense spiritual significance for devotees seeking blessings, purification, renewal from Lord Vishnu. 

Highlights of Amalaki Ekadashi:

  • Sacred Observance: Amalaki Ekadashi, falling on the eleventh day of the waning moon in the month of Phalguna, is a revered Hindu observance dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • Spiritual Cleansing: Devotees engage in rituals, fasting, and prayers to purify their souls, remove sins, and seek blessings equivalent to rigorous penance.
  • Significance of Amalaki: Named after the Indian gooseberry tree, offerings of its fruits or leaves are made to Lord Vishnu, symbolizing spiritual purity and devotion.
  • Legend of King Chitraratha: The Brahmanda Purana narrates the story of King Chitraratha, illustrating the transformative power of observing Amalaki Ekadashi with sincerity.
  • Benefits: Observing this sacred day is believed to bring spiritual purification, divine blessings, liberation from the cycle of birth and death, and restoration of prosperity.
  • Path to Enlightenment: Amalaki Ekadashi serves as a reminder of the importance of spiritual practices, guiding devotees towards inner peace, harmony, and ultimate salvation.

Spiritual Significance:

Amalaki Ekadashi takes its name from the Indian gooseberry tree, known as Amalaki or Amla. According to Hindu mythology, fasting on this Ekadashi is believed to purify one's soul, remove sins and provide spiritual merit equivalent to performing penance or donating lakhs. It is said that by devoutly fasting and worshiping Lord Vishnu on this auspicious day, devotees can attain moksha and attain freedom from the cycle of birth and death.

Rituals and Observances

Devotees wake up early in the morning, take a ritual bath, and then engage in prayers and meditation. Fasting is observed throughout the day, abstaining from grains, beans, and certain vegetables. Some devotees opt for a complete fast without consuming water, while others consume fruits, milk, and nuts. The Amalaki tree holds special significance on this day, and offerings of its fruits or leaves are made to Lord Vishnu.

Legend of King Chitraratha

The significance of Amalaki Ekadashi is narrated in the ancient scripture, the Brahmanda Purana. According to the legend, there was a righteous king named Chitraratha who ruled over the city of Vaidisha. Due to a curse, the king lost his kingdom, wealth, and prosperity. Desperate to regain his kingdom, he consulted sage Vasishta, who advised him to observe Amalaki Ekadashi with utmost devotion. Following the sage's instructions, King Chitraratha observed the fast and worshipped Lord Vishnu sincerely. Pleased with his penance, Lord Vishnu appeared before him, blessed him, and restored his kingdom, thus illustrating the power and significance of this sacred Ekadashi.

Benefits of Observing Amalaki Ekadashi:

  • Spiritual purification and destruction of sins.
  • Attainment of divine blessings and virtue.
  • Freedom from the cycle of birth and death.
  • Recovery of lost prosperity and wealth.
  • Inner peace, harmony and spiritual growth.

Amalaki Ekadashi holds deep significance in Hindu culture as a day of spiritual purification, renewal and devotion to Lord Vishnu. By observing this holy Ekadashi fast with sincerity and dedication, devotees strive to purify their soul, eradicate sins and attain divine blessings and salvation. It guides the devotees towards final salvation and enlightenment.

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