Kamada Ekadashi/April Fool's Day | Hamro Patro

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Kamada Ekadashi/April Fool's Day

Ekadashi, which dates to the Chaitra Shukla Ekadashi (11th day of the waxing moon), is called Kamada Ekadashi. On this day, it is a religious belief to get fruits according to the wishes of people who are purely devout.

Meaning and Vratkatha of Kamada Ekadashi
Kamada means something that grants all desires, Kamada ekadashi is believed to grant desires and wishes of them who observe this auspicious Ekadashi. The brief study of this Ekadashi mahatma depicts that the significance of this Ekadashi is derived from an ancient incident which happened in a village named "Ratnapura". One day Yudhisthira asks with Krishna to narrate the story behind Kamada Ekadashi, Krishna tells the ancient incident of Ratnapura where King Pundarik ruled from a golden palace. Ratnapura was also a village where king descendants of serpent kingdom lived, these serpents and several other beautiful Apsaras danced in King Pundarik's palace. Once when a dancer named "Lalit" couldn't perform up to the expectation because of his distraction due to his love affair with another dancer "Lalita", King cursed him to be a demon. Lalit's beloved was Lalita, she later observed this Kamada Ekadashi and freed her beloved from the curse, after that Kamada Ekadashi was widely observed and will always be observed till the eternity.

Precisely, this was it about the Kamada Ekadashi, this year and its months on the final edge, a series of Ekadashis for this year is concluded. See you again on a new year's commencing Ekadashi.

April Fool's Day

The reason behind April Fool
Welcome to the annual custom and a specific day dedicated to practical jokes and hoaxes. The joke is finally revealed by shouting the April fool at the end. The reason behind this joke errand day is lost in history but of course, there are some theories. Several facts date back this celebration from the 14th century and relate to English poet and author Geoffrey Chaucer. In his famous creation "The Canterbury Tales" where Chaucer refers playful reference to 32nd March; or 1st of April. This is the closest reference and one among the plausible reason for April 1st celebration however, there is no conclusive and solid reason for the history of April first. Who doesn't like a playful prank with their lovely ones but folks don't forget to reveal the prank by shouting April fool at the end. Such jokes and pranks have an immense impact on Nepali culture and history, and also helps human bond with each other. It’s a way to build up energy and tension, this day allows people to fairly misbehave and importantly after this day people must return to their normal behavior, so this is a ritual of enforcing the social norm of good behavior. Being able to joke and poke, have fun with others helps us in building social relationships, laughter itself is a panacea and too good for our health. Don't forget to smile and make others smile today, keep up this promise and stick into it.

Scotland celebrates Gowk day today and Brazil celebrates Dia De Mentira "Lie Day" on this day, this day is for comedic effect anyway. Humor, of course, can break the ice and it conveys what cannot be put into words. Pranking in person, at school, office, college, streets and some people do it to their families, has been a part of April fool day for hundreds of years.

To remind your friends today that they all were kids once in their lifetime, help them bring that joyful kid back in their life and relieve some stress by bringing some smiles and happiness through your prank and jokes. Accept that being the fool is okay sometimes, Have fun.

Suyog Dhakal

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