Indira Ekadashi | Ekadashi shraddha | World Non-Violence day | Hamro Patro

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Indira Ekadashi | Ekadashi shraddha | World Non-Violence day

The eleventh day of the calendar is called Ekadashi. After the full moon and after the new moon, Ekadashi comes twice a month. The Ekadashi after the full moon is called Krishna Paksha Ekadashi and the Ekadashi after Aunsi is called Shukla Paksha Ekadashi. The Ekadashi of Asoj Krishnapaksha is called Indira Ekadashi and welcome to the Indira Ekadashi for this year.

On the day of Indira Ekadashi, it is customary to worship Vishnurupa Shaligram and make the Shaligram bath in the holy Panchamrit. Taking the vrat of Indira Ekadashi is believed to destroy all sins. According to Hindu tradition, Indira Ekadashi is an Ekadashi within Sohrashraddha, so all the ancestors attend salvation when one observes the brat. Listening to the story of Indira Ekadashi result supreme divine outcome. According to the mythology, in the Satyayuga, there was a kingdom of a majestic king named Indrasen in the city of Mahishmati. These royals, including their sons and daughters, were full of wealth and were undefeated with their enemies. One day, while the Rajya Sabha of King Indrasen was going on, Maharshi Narad Rishi arrives. When Narad said that he had met Indrasen's father in Yamaraj's Rajya Sabha one day when he reached Yamalok and brought his message, the glorious King Indrasen was amazed at how his father, full of religion, knowledge, and charity, reached Yamalok instead of Swargalok. Narad explained in detail. According to Narad, Indrasen's father was unable to fulfill the patriarchal Indira Ekadashi brat and got left it in the middle towards his attainment of salvation and integration with the supreme entity. After the sage Narad told him so much, King Indrasen observed the fast of Ashwin Krishnapaksha's Indira Ekadashi, this helped his father's soul in its pursuit of salvation.

In some communities, on this Ekadashi day, they worship Lord Vishnu with incense lamps and feed cows with fruits. It is believed that one should not sleep on the day of Indira Ekadashi. That is why people spend their days after Ekadashi vrat by chanting hymns. As this Ekadashi is largely related to Pitri udhhar, the shraddha karma of the deceased on this Ekadashi tithi is performed today. May they all find their way to the integration with the supreme entity.

Meaningful wishes

Ekadashi Shradhha
With the commencement of the Sorha Saddha may all the godlike Pitri in the Pitri realm between heaven and earth obtain salvation, may all the Pitri cross the Baitarni River, and may the ancestral love be maintained. Things like fasting, pilgrimage, shraddha, mela, etc., which have been made very risky by the risk of corona infection for the last two years, things are getting a little looser this year.

May the blessings of the ancestors be maintained, may goodness and good wishes are maintained, and we are the remnants of the ancestors in today's form, aren't we?

Tarpan, Diyo Puja, Vishwedeva Brahman, and other pujas can be performed before the appointed time. There is a belief that if the Pinda is not donated at this time, the Pitris will not get it. Sanatana Philosophy largely acknowledges the importance of Pitri in the existence of life and the universe.

In Vedic Sanatan Sanskrit, Pitrikarma i.e. shraddha is usually performed twice, regular shraddha is performed on the tithi of death and another shraddha is performed during the period of Sorha shraddhas. May peace and happiness prevail in every family with the commencement of this year's Sorha Shraddha Wishing for the salvation of the Pitri who passed away on the Ekadashi Shraddha tithi.

World Non-Violence day

Today is the 2nd of October, the day of non-violence celebrated all over the world. World and human history has been plagued by violence and conflict. Victory in everything is the first natural desire of human beings and some desire for victory creates a state of war. The world is dreaming of peace and non-violence amidst many types of wars and violence, individual, community, national, and international.

The World Day of Non-Violence today is based on the principle of "no violence for political or social change or transformation in the world."

In Nepal too, there are examples and evidences that many people have been martyred and violence has taken place in different periods of the movement, and the interest of the people. Whether it is the anti-Rana movement or the revolution to overthrow the monarchy, the petrol price hike movement or the series of death hunger strikes, the obstacles to change in one form or another, and the status quoist/stagnant thinking are inciting violence against change.

October 2, the World Day of Non-Violence, is also the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the world leader for non-violence in the world. His 'Salt Movement' and 'Charkha Movement' are strong examples of effective non-violent movement for change. The role of non-violence in social justice is incomparable, the world community today stands united against violence as one voice.

In front of the United Nations headquarters in New York, a work by artist Carl Frederick Ruteshward, a work of art with the barrel of a gun twisted and shot as if it had been caught and stopped by someone under a gun, is known as the world-famous art of non-violence.

Only a fearless and intrepid generation that can share food and roof can advocate non-violence. The vision of a non-violent society is possible only when we can teach our children the importance of non-violence.

Come on, are you in a developed country or an underdeveloped place, chewing corn and soybeans or eating in an expensive restaurant? Imagine what our society would be like if there were no violent actions and emotions around us.

What if the streets of Syria and Afghanistan were reopened with non-violence, forgiveness, and the peace of equality? What if the world does not allow violence based on color, nationality, religion, language, love, and many other things? Martin Luther King, Jr., the American Freedom Fighter, also imagined that blacks, whites, and browns would all sit at the same table and eat, laugh, and celebrate equality.

Whether it is the Gita or the Koran, the Bible, or the Tripitaka or any other religious scripture, it is mentioned that violence does no good to anyone. Now is the time to walk on the path of smile, 'Ahimsa Paramo Dharam' i.e. non-violence is the greatest religion, don't stop smiling, and get rid of violent feelings from your mind. Don't be afraid to speak out against violence.

Suyog Dhakal

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