Chaitra Shukla Ekadashi is known as Kamada Ekadashi which fulfills the desires of the Vrati,the person who observes the Vrat on this Ekadashi.(To know the date of falling Kamada Ekadashi and other Ekadashis,click here)
Importance of Kamada Ekadashi-
The fast of Kamada Ekadashi makes the person free from the sins he has committed knowingly or unknowingly.It is also believed that the wishes of the person also fulfill by observing the fast on this Ekadashi.
Kamada Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi - (for detail click here.)
- Single meal is taken on Dashami Tithi.
- On Ekadashi no meal is taken but if health does not allow,one can take some fruits and milk.
- The Vrat is broken on Dwadashi.
The legend about Kamada Ekadashi -
This legend was told by Shree Krishna to Yudhishthir.
Once there was a king named Pundrik. he ruled over a city which was prosperous and decorated with jewels. In the court of the king ,there was a Gandharva couple, Lalit and Lalita. Lalit was famous for singing and Lalita was very good at dancing. It so happened that one day the king called Lalit to come to his court to sing. But due to some reason or the other, Lalit could not come to the court. The king Pundrik got angry and cursed Lalit to become a demon with a terrified appearance. When Lalita saw her husband in the form of a demon, she felt grieved. Her husband Lalit in the form of a demon began to wander in the forest. Lalita followed her husband wherever he went. One day while Lalita was wandering in the foret, she happened to see a sage,Rishya Shring. She told the sage the story of her husband's becoming a demon.And then she she requested the sage,"Please tell me the remedial measure to the problem they are facing."The sage took pity on her and advised her to observe the Vrat of Kamada Ekadashi following the complete method. Lalita acted upon the advice of the sage and observed the fast.As a result of the fast, her husband Lalit became free from the curse and regained his original form of Gandharva.
May this Kamada Ekadashi fulfill your wishes.
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