Amalaki Ekadashi and its rituals

Amalaki Ekadashi and its rituals

Amalaki EkadashiThe name of this day of Amalaki Ekadashi is drive from ‘Amla’ tree. The day of Amalaki Ekadashi is observed on the bright fortnight which is known as ‘Ekadashi Tithi’ of ‘Shukal Pakash’ in ‘Phalgun’ month according to Hindu calendar. Same like other ‘Ekadshi’ Amalaki Ekadashi is also devoted to Lord Vishnu. On this day ‘puja’ of ‘Amla’ tree is performed.

What is the history of Amalaki Ekadashi?

In the historical period there was a king named as Chitrasen. The people of his kingdom and the king himself observe the fast and follow the rituals of ‘Ekadashi’ with full devotion and strictness. One day when the king went for hunting to the forest, he misplaced his way and it becomes serious for his fortune.

Suddenly the wild tribes attacked on him in the forest, but all their weapons did not have any impact on King Chitrasen. By seeing this tribal men were surprised. After the constant trials and attacks the king fell down over the ground and become lifeless. It was an unseen luck or the tribal men, but suddenly a godly light came out from the body of king and slaughtered his attackers.

This was a surprise for the king also to see all his enemies are dead. It is the fortune or effect of his devotion in observing ‘Ekadashi’ that helped him to rise over the bad fate. After that day, Amalaki Ekadashi is being performed.

How to Perform Amalaki Ekadashi ‘Pujan’?

On this day the devotee observes fast from the sunrise of ‘Ekadashi’ to the sunrise of next day ‘Dwadashi’. On the day of Amalaki Ekadashi devotes worship ‘Amla’ tree and Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Lord Vishnu resides in ‘ amla’ tree. One who is unable to keep fast for a whole day can observe partial fast or fast for half of the day. According to the ritual devotees must have to consume only satvik food on this day of Amalaki Ekadashi. This is highly auspicious day to earn blessings of Lord Vishnu by offering prayers with devoted soul.

As division of the rituals, the devotee who observe fast on  the Amalaki Ekadashi first take  holy bath followed by hammering water on the Amala tree. Along with this, the incense sticks and the flowers are also used according to the Amalaki Ekadasi rituals. After performing Puja, the devotees present clothes and some other things to the ‘pandit’.

What are the Mantras of Amalaki Ekadashi?

The devotee can chant this mantra. It is the most powerful mantra of Lord Vishnu.

Sri Vishnu Moola Mantra: “Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevay Namah”

Reciting the mantra to maximum time gives more and better results. One can easily earn blessings of Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu by observing the day of Amalaki Ekadashi and chanting this mantra or Vishnu ‘sahastrnam’.

What items are used to donate on Amalaki Ekadashi?

This is the auspicious day and if the devotee observes the fast with full devoted soul and also donate cow, cloths fruits and sweets to the poor will definitely seek blessings.

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