Amalaki Ekadashi । World Oral Health Day । International Day of Happiness | Hamro Patro

ब्लग - साहित्य / चाडपर्व तथा दिन विशेष सामग्रीहरू

Amalaki Ekadashi । World Oral Health Day । International Day of Happiness

Amalaki Ekadashi Special Audio

Amalaki Ekadashi Brata

Conversation of Mandhata and Vasistha Muni
Welcome to the Amalaki Ekadashi of this year, allow me to introduce this divine event by following conversation between ancient King Mandhata and renowned scholar Rishi, Vasistha Muni.

King: Great Sage Vasistha Muni, please kindly deliver mercy to me and narrate me a holy fast which can eternally purify me.

Vasistha Muni then narrates the result of observing Amalika Ekadashi and its importance. Fasting this Ekadashi is equally purifying as donating thousand cows. This Ekadashi is so liberating that even a hunter who hunted animals for his living throughout his life attends liberation and salvation from all his sins as he observes this Ekadashi.

Listening to this, King decided to observe this Ekadashi. After taking a river bath in the dawn, King and his followers visited a Vishnu Temple where an Amaliki tree grew. I will later describe what this tree is? King now offered water, flowers and various materials to this tree, worshiped this tree followed by a prayer to praise Lord Parshuram. Ramayana apparently brings evidence when Lord Rama also worshiped this divine tree of "Amalika" and narrated its importance to his followers.

Ekadashi meaning
According to the Hindu calendar, the eleventh date that comes twice a month is called Ekadashi. Ekadashi that is observed in the shukla Pakshya (Waxing Moon) of Falgun Month is Amaliki Ekadashi and this Ekadashi is also known as Falgun Shukla Ekadashi.

Ekadashi before Holi

This Ekadashi alarms the celebration of upcoming Holi, so hereby I wouldn't miss to wish you a happy forthcoming Holi of this year. This Ekadashi correlates with the fruit "Amala" which is also called Indian gooseberry and in Sanskrit this fruit is called "Amaliki". Amaliki tree is worshipped in this day as an existence of Lord Vishnu.

Vishnu Purana states that from the divine kingdom of Vishnu once a bright object fell down to the earth which later turned as a tree of Amala or Amaliki, this is why Sanatan people use leaves, branches and roots of Aamala in their worship and other traditional rituals. This divine fruit "Amalika" or "Amala" is a crucial ingredient mentioned in Ayurved, one among the most cited panacea "Trifala" dust "Amala" has its peculiar significance in health and rituals.

World oral health day

Oral health is regardless of any age. People of all ages should value and care for their oral health. Join the global community on World Oral Health Day to take pride in your mouth for a lifetime of smiles.

Every year on March 20, we celebrate World Oral Health Day as we unite around the world to help reduce the burden of oral diseases. The purpose of this day is to empower people with the knowledge, tools and confidence to protect their oral health.

Slogan for Oral Health Day 2024
The slogan of Oral Health Day 2024 is"A Happy Mouth IS A Happy Body". Today, a video and selfie challenge has been done by hashtagging #MouthProud #WOHD24 to show your mouth and smile around the world.

90% of the world's population suffers from oral diseases in their lifetime. Although most of these oral diseases are preventable, oral health problems still exist due to lack of proper treatment and public awareness. Organized by FDI, the World Dental Federation, National Dental Associations around the world conduct campaigns in more than 130 countries on World Oral Health Day. The year 2013 was started to be celebrated on this day.

International Day of Happiness

March 20th is the United Nations International Day of Happiness. Happy Day is celebrated with the belief that we can create a happier and kinder world together by adopting a simple, daily practice. This day reminds us that being happy is a basic human right and it is important to be happy.

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution that made happiness a fundamental human goal and called for happiness to be prioritized as much as economic opportunity. Two years later in 2013, all 193 member states of the United Nations celebrated the world's first International Day of Happiness, and it continues to be held on March 20 of each year.

Nepal in World Happiness Index
In the 10th edition of the World Happiness Report 2022, which was released before the International Day of Happiness in March 2022, Nepal is ranked 84th. For the fifth year in a row, Finland has topped the list as the happiest country in the world. The Happiness Ranking is part of the World Happiness Report. A country's score is based on a survey in which participants rate their current quality of life on a scale of zero to 10. These years, Happiness is more related with "Mental Health" and the worldwide celebrations of this day also advocates for a better mental health.

Learn to be happy and make happy.

-Suyog Dhakal

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