AMALAKI EKADASHI

DATE AND PUNCHANG

Date: 14 March 2022

Tithi: Ekadashi up to 12:03

Nakshatra: Pushya up to 22:01

Yoga: Atiganda up to 28:11

First Karana: Vishti up to 12:03

Second Karana: Bava up to 24:41

Day: Monday

The time is 2022 Amalaki Ekadashi – Phalguna Shukla. Amalaki Ekadashi is the name given to Paksha Ekadashi. The Amalaki Ekadashi happens between Maha Shivaratri and Holi, it is a day of celebration. In the English calendar, it is currently celebrated in the months of February or March.

Breaking the fast is referred to as Parana. The Ekadashi Parana is performed after sunrise on the next day of the Ekadashi fast. Except if Dwadashi Tithi is completed before sunrise, it is important to perform Parana during Dwadashi Tithi. It is considered an offence if you do not perform Parana within Dwadashi.

Parana should not be performed during the festival of Hari Vasara. Before breaking the fast, one should wait for Hari Vasara to finish his or her performance. Hari Vasara is the first day of the fourth month of the Dwadashi Tithi. Pratahkal is the time of day when people prefer to break their fast. During Madhyahna, it is best not to break one’s fast at all. If for whatever reason, one is unable to break the fast at Pratahkal, one should break the fast after Madhyahna, according to tradition.

On occasion, fasting on two consecutive days during the Ekadashi festival is recommended. Fasting should only be observed on the first day for Smartha and his family, it is recommended. The alternate Ekadashi fasting, which is the second option, is recommended for Sanyasis, widows, and those desiring Moksha (liberation from sin). When alternate Ekadashi fasting is recommended for Smartha, it is recommended on the same day as Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting.

Fasting on both days of the Ekadashi festival is recommended for devout devotees who are seeking the love and adoration of Lord Vishnu.

 

 

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