Indira Ekadashi | Ekadashi shraddha | Hamro Patro

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Indira Ekadashi | Ekadashi shraddha

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

Suyog Dhakal

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