Padmini Ekadashi Wrata/World Tiger Day | Hamro Patro

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Padmini Ekadashi Wrata/World Tiger Day

Glory of Padmini Ekadashi , once in every three years
Padmini Ekadashi falls on the Ekadashi date of the Shukla Paksha of the Adhika mass or month, which is also called Malamas. This Ekadashi therefore comes once in every 3 years. The glory of this Ekadashi is associated with the birth of Kartavya Arjuna, let's discuss the story, method, and relevance of this Ekadashi in modern times.

Relevance of this Padmini Ekadashi in modern times
 Kartavya Arjuna was born in the 13th month of the Hindu calendar, regardless of whether it is Malmas or Adhimas, this is a Purushottam month where supreme personalities are developed, manifested, and born. Due to the gravity, colossal goodness, and purity of this Ekadashi, Padmini Ekadashi is considered for the purification of the body, soul, mind, and thoughts.

Also known as Kamala Ekadashi
This Ekadashi glorifying Sri Hari Vishnu is also called Kamala Ekadashi. It is considered essential to have Hari in the mind, Hari is a consciousness and also the form of God.

Therefore, our Eastern Sanatan Saskar calls for every human being to have Hari in their minds.

Even in Srimad-Bhagavatam, since there is an abundance of sins in Kali Yuga, it is said that the simple way to attain salvation can be obtained by chanting, following Harinam, and self-realization. According to the Padma Purana, chanting Hari is said to attain Baikuntha.

In the Vedas and Puranas, Lord Vishnu is considered to be the guardian of the universe and the cycle of happiness and sorrow associated with human life is said to be in the hands of Hari. By emphasizing this characteristic of Hari, Bishnusahasranama text containing thousands of names of Lakshmipati Hari has been engraved. It contains sheer names and explanations, the immense sweetness and sanctity of the Sanskrit language is revealed in this book.
Until a few decades ago in the Nepali life environment, this scripture was included in the text to recognize the letters, to read and every morning, but over time, we have been abandoning such worship, study, and devotion in the name of modernity.

नमो स्तवन अनंताय सहस्त्र मूर्तये, सहस्त्रपादाक्षि शिरोरु बाहवे।
 सहस्त्र नाम्ने पुरुषाय शाश्वते, सहस्त्रकोटि युग धारिणे नमस्।।

This mantra is one of the most powerful and meaningful mantras of Hari which also connects the two streams of Sanatan Saskar, Shiva Marg, and Vaishnav. Vishnu, meaning Hari, is addressed as Shiva, Shambhu, Ishaan, and Rudra.

In the Mahabharata, Bhishma's grandfather, who had the gift of wishing death, was waiting for death in the bed of arrows, and Yudhisthira asked him about the Lord of the Universe. At this time Bhishma has mentioned Vishnu Sahasranama showing the importance of Hari. Bhishma says that the chanting of this Sahasranama, which is revealed in hundreds of ways and meanings of every name Harika, will accompany human beings in every age and increase the meaning and presence of life.

The modern Sanatan Saskar must have been overshadowed, but the root of science is found to be here and gone from here. Every 15 days of Ekadashi, Satvik food, fruits, devotion, and devotion make the human heart happy. Prolonged diagnosis of various stomach issues, insomnia, depression, blood pressure, and other diseases can easily be cured by fasting and devotion of these Ekadashis. Ekadashis have been inspired for centuries to make people present and loving and peaceful.

International Tiger day

International Tiger day is manifested so that people around the world can raise awareness for tiger conservation. Protecting tigers and their natural habitats is the primary objective for this day of global solidarity in protecting tigers. The announcement was made by the International Tiger Forum in 2010 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The forum was the world's first tiger conference. The tiger conservation program is a joint effort of then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and World Bank President Robert Zoellick.

Since then, International Tiger Day has been celebrated every year. This day is celebrated for the conservation of tigers' habitats, raising public awareness about the declining number of tigers, raising issues for their conservation as well as appreciating and encouraging efforts in tiger conservation.

Tiger statistics
After all, why is the tiger so important? We all know that tigers, once found everywhere, are now on the endangered species list. Statistics show that the tiger population, which was 100,000 in the first half of the 20th century, has dropped by 90% to 3,200.

The main reasons for the decline are deforestation, lack of habitat, climate change, and poaching. To curb this trend, 13 countries are working together with the ambitious goal of doubling the number of tigers by 2022 in collaboration with various livestock conservation organizations. It is the tenth year that India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Russia have jointly launched the Tiger Conservation Program.

Importance of Tiger
The tiger is considered a symbolic creature all over the world. As a natural resource, the tiger is also considered important from a cultural and historical point of view. While this is happening, it also contributes to keeping our biological systems in balance. As tigers are the main predators in the food chain, it makes a significant contribution to the ecological balance by controlling herbivores. Needless to say, environmental balance is important not only for wildlife but also for people from all over the world.

We must not forget that in our science books, the science teacher used to draw a picture of grass, goats, tigers, and a circle, to depict the ecosystem and food chain. Tigers are known by botanical and animal experts not only for maintaining the ecological balance but also for providing support to other animals. It is also called "Umbrella Species" in English. Conserving tigers requires a lot of space, so large forests need to be protected. In this way, tigers are analyzed as important species as other animals also find shelter during forest conservation. While conserving tigers, we are also conserving forests.

While celebrating Tiger Day, it not only protects the tiger but also gives a sense of well-being to the forest and other animals as well as human life. It paves the way for future generations to smile and live for Mother Earth.

Suyog Dhakal

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