Rama Ekadasi 2011 October 23 ~ OM NAMO VENKATESAYA
!!! Lord Venkateswara staying in Tirumala Vaikuntam !!! Govinda Narayana Srinivasa Parandhama Pahimam Pahimam!!!.
!!! Chant Govindaa! Govindaa!! Govinda!!! Edukondalavadaa Venkataramanaa Govindaa Govinda!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rama Ekadasi 2011 October 23

Rama Ekadasi is observed on the 11th day of the Krishna Paksha or waning phase of moon in September/October. Rama Ekadasi 2011 date is October 23. The corresponding moon in traditional North Indian calendar is Kartik month. In other regions it is Ashwin month and in Tamil culture it is the Puratassi month. It is believed that by observing Rama Ekadashi one can wash away all sins committed.
The popular story associated with Rama Ekadashi is that of a prince who in spite of his physical weakness performed the Ekadasi ritual and got benefits of it during his next life.
Ekadashi is an important day dedicated to Lord Vishnu in a Hindu lunar month and it occurs twice in a month. The significance of Rama Ekadasi was narrated to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna and is recorded in the Brahmavaivarta Purana.
All the usual rules associated with Ekadasi fasting is observed during Rama Ekadashi. Grains and rice are avoided on the day by devotees observing fast.

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