In Hinduism, Ekadashi fasting comes in important fasts and this fast has a special place. The special place is because Ekadashi fasting is related to Lord Srivishnu. One of the Ekadashi fasts is Kamika Ekadashi Vrat. This fast falls in the Krishna Paksha of Shravan month.
It is said that if a person worships Lord Srivishnu in Kamika Ekadashi, then all the gods, Gandharvas and Surya etc. are all worshiped. Therefore, fasting of Kamika Ekadashi and worshiping Lord Vishnu must be done. A person who listens to and observes the fast of Kamika Ekadashi fasts to Vishnu Lok and is freed from all sins.
Those who light a lamp in the temple of God on the night of this Ekadashi, take amritpana in the heavens and those who light a lamp of ghee or oil, light it with hundred crores of lamps and go to the sun.
In any fast of Ekadashi, eating rice and anything made of rice is completely forbidden. Make only the fruits for two times. Tulsi party must be used in fruit diet. It is also appropriate to use Tulsi Dal in drinking water during the fast.
On Ekadashi fast, the fasting person should bathe in the morning with Ganga water, firstly the idol of Lord Vishnu. After that take a bath with Panchamrit. Milk, curd, ghee, honey and sugar should be used to make panchamrit. After bathing, the Lord should use the smell, good Indra barley and offer flowers.
Offer Naivedhya. In this, offer butter mishri and tulsi Dal to Lord Sridhar and at the end salute God by praying shrama. Must recite the recitation of Vishnu Sahastra Naam. Perform the worship and aarti of Lord Sri Vishnu with fragrant substances like incense, lamp, sandalwood etc. and listen to the story of Kamika Ekadashi.
There lived a heroic teacher in a village. One day, due to some reason, he got scrambled with a Brahmin and the Brahmin died. That lady wanted to do the action of a Brahmin who died at his hands. But the pundits refused him to participate in the Kriya. The Brahmins said that you are guilty of killing Brahm. First, make atonement and get rid of this sin, then we will eat at your house.
At this, the devotee asked what is the solution to get rid of this sin. Then the Brahmins told that by observing the fast and worshiping Lord Shridhar with devotion on Krishna Ekadashi of the month of Shravan month, by getting food to the Brahmins and getting blessings with Sadashrina, one will get rid of this sin. On the night of fasting on the way described by the Pandits, Lord Sridhar appeared to the lady and said that you have got freedom from the sin of killing Brahm.