4 months have handed, the marriage season has begun


October 29, Kathmandu. The four-month period starting from Ashadh Shukla Ekadashi has ended on Monday. While Lord Vishnu is sleeping in the ocean of milk, that is, during the four months, there is no good deed like marriage or fasting. Such good deeds are done only after Kartik Shukla Ekadashi i.e. Haribodhani Ekadashi by observing Mangal Lagan and Muhurat.

Haribodhini Ekadashi is considered to be the most important Ekadashi out of the 24 Ekadashis that fall in a year. Therefore, in common parlance, it is also called Thulo Ekadashi. In Hinduism, Ekadashi is considered as a festival to worship Lord Vishnu. On every Ekadashi day, Lord Vishnu is worshiped by fasting.

It is believed that Lord Vishnu will sleep in Kshir Sagar from Ashadh Shukla Ekadashi and wake up on Kattik Shukla Ekadashi. The importance of Ekadashi is mentioned in Bhavishya Purana.

On the day of Haribodhani Ekadashi, fairs are held at various religious places in Nepal. On this day, special fairs are held at Barah area of ​​Sunsari and Budhanilkantha of Kathmandu, Changunarayan, Bishankhunarayan, Ichangunarayan and Sheshnarayan.

It is mentioned in the Mahabharata that Bhimsen, who never went hungry, also fasted on this day. Therefore, it is believed that even those who cannot fast on other days should fast on the day of Ekadashi.

Tulsi’s wedding

On the day of Haribodhani Ekadashi, there is a tradition of decorating the monastery in front of the house, performing special worship and marrying another form of Vishnu, Pipal. The next day, on the day of Dwadashi, it is immersed along with the worship of Tulsi. On Haribodhani Ekadashi, it is eaten as a prasad, especially as a root and fruit offering like Sakharkhand and Pindalu. In Hindu scriptures, Tulsi, Pipal, Dubo and Shaligram are considered as symbols of Lord Vishnu.

Importance of 26 Ekadashi

Generally, the calendar provides for two Ekadashis in a month. Those who fast on Ekadashi fast for two days every month without eating salt and spicy grains. But this ritual is followed by 24 Ekadashis every year and up to 26 Ekadashis during Adhikamas. But what is the significance of these 26 Ekadashis?

According to the Puranas, a person who fasts Ekadashi never gets into trouble in life or there is a religious belief that Ekadashi fast is useful for wealth and prosperity.

Different benefits of Ekadashi can be seen differently every month. There is a religious belief that Ekadashi fasting is beneficial for the health of a person, liberation from vagina, demons, ghosts, etc., and getting rid of various sins.

The importance of various Ekadashis celebrated from Chait to Phagun is mentioned below.

-Kamada and Paapmochan falls in the month of Ekadashi Chait. It is fasted on Ekadashi to get rid of the vagina of various demons etc. from Kamada. Similarly, in the month of Chait, one fasts to get rid of sins quickly.

– In Vaishakh, fasting of Varuthini and Mohini Ekadashi is observed. If Varuthini is a good fortune teller, she also helps to save people from all sins. There is a religious belief that Mohini Ekadashi brings happiness, prosperity and peace through marriage.

– Apara and Nirjala Ekadashi are celebrated in the month of Jeth. It is believed that fasting on Apara Ekadashi gives a person immense happiness and saves him from all sins. Nirjala is the Ekadashi of fasting without water. It is believed that this Ekadashi vow fulfills all desires.

-Yogini and Devshayani Ekadashi falls in the month of Asar. Yogini Ekadashi is believed to help remove all sins and achieve family happiness.

-Kamika and Putrada Ekadashi falls in the month of July. There is a religious belief that fasting on Kamika Ekadashi does not allow a living being to be freed from all sins and attain Kuyoni.

Aja and Parivartini Ekadashi fall in the month of Bhadau. There is a belief that if one fasts for the solution of children’s crisis on Aja Ekadashi, then all sorrows can be eradicated in Parivartini Ekadashi.

-Indira and Papankusha Ekadashi falls in the month of Ashwin. On Indira Ekadashi, one fasts to get rid of patriarchal debt and for the sake of one’s ancestors. On Papankusha Ekadashi, one fasts to get rid of sins.

-Rama and Prabodhini Ekadashi fall in the month of Kattik. While fasting for happiness and prosperity is practiced on Rama Ekadashi, there is a religious belief that fasting on Prabodhini or Haribodhani Ekadashi helps one to shine. Tulsi is also worshiped on this day.

– Ekadashi is celebrated in Mansir on Utpanna and Mokshada. Fasting on Utpanna Ekadashi yields thousands of Vajpayee and Ashwamedha sacrifices. It satisfies the gods and ancestors. Mokshada Ekadashi is the name of salvation.

– Safala and Putrada Ekadashi falls in the month of Pus. In Safala Ekadashi, one fasts for success and in Putrada Ekadashi for having children.

-Shattila and Jaya Ekadashi are celebrated in the month of Magh. Fasting on Shattila Ekadashi is done to get rid of misfortune, poverty and many kinds of misery, while Jaya Ekadashi is done to get rid of various kinds of sins.

– Vijaya and Amalaki Ekadashi fasts are observed in the month of Fagun. It is believed that the vows of Vijaya Ekadashi can get rid of the terrible problem and also help in destroying the enemy. In Amalaki Ekadashi, fasting is done to get rid of all kinds of diseases.

Apart from this, there are two more Ekadashis in Adhikamas. Padmini (Kamala) and Parma Ekadashi are the Ekadashis of Adhikamas. While fasting on Padmini Ekadashi is believed to help in the glory and salvation of children, Parama Ekadashi provides wealth and prosperity and is also good for destroying sins.



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