Kamika Ekadashi 2024 Date, Vrat Khatha, Rituals and Significance

February 20, 2024

Ekadashi falling in Shravan month, Krishna Paksha is called Kamika Ekadashi. This year this Ekadashi falls on Wednesday, 31 July 2024. Kamika Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. On this day, people worship Lord Vishnu, who holds the conch and Chakra mace, with all the rituals and also listen and sing the fast story of Kamika Ekadashi.

By observing fast on Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu takes away all troubles and frees from all sins. By observing this fast you can get the desired results. On the day of Kamika Ekadashi, bathing in pilgrimage places and donating is considered very virtuous. The results obtained by observing this fast are considered equal to the results obtained by performing an Ashwamedha Yagya. By worshiping Lord Vishnu on the day of Kamika Ekadashi, the ancestors are pleased and the troubles in the person’s life also go away. For those who worship Lord Vishnu in the month of Sawan, the worship of Gandharvas and Nagas is automatically completed by them. Just listening to its story gives the same results as performing a Yagya.

Ashadha Shukla Ekadashi 2024

Ashadha Shukla Ekadashi is also known as Pavitra Ekadashi. On this day, the Upendra form of Lord Vishnu is worshipped. By observing the fast of this Ekadashi, the obstacles of previous birth are removed. The results of this holy Ekadashi are said to be the best in both this world and the next world. By observing this fast, one gets the same virtue as donating a thousand cows which brings happiness and prosperity in life.

Kamika Ekadashi Date

Kamika Ekadashi on Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Kamika Ekadashi Start Time – 30 July 2024 at 04:44 PM

Kamika Ekadashi End Time – 31 July 2024 at 03:55 Pm

Kamika Ekadashi Parana time

Kamika Ekadashi (breakfast) time – 31 July 2024 at 06:14 AM

Dwadashi ending time on Paran Tithi – 08:44 Am

Kamika Ekadashi Vrat 2024 

  • Get up early in the morning, take a bath after using the toilet, and take a pledge to fast.
  • Bathe the idol of Lord Vishnu with Ganga water.
  • Remember, worship, and praise Lord Vishnu by lighting a lamp.
  • Perform Vishnu Aarti by offering basil leaves.
  • Light a lamp and worship Lord Vishnu in the evening.
  • Recite the thousands of names of Lord Vishnu.
  • On the day of Dwadashi, become pure and break the fast at the time of Parana Muhurta.
  • Distribute Prasad feed the Brahmins and give them donations.

Kamika Ekadashi of Rituals

On the day of Kamika Ekadashi, devotees should worship Lord Vishnu with full enthusiasm and devotion. People wake up early and worship the Lord with basil leaves, flowers, fruits, and sesame seeds. Later Panchamrit Abhishek is also performed. On this day, there is also a tradition of praying for forgiveness for all one’s sins by lighting a lamp in front of God.

Worshiping the Tulsi plant on this day has special significance because Tulsi ji is considered to be the worshiper of Lord Vishnu. On the day of Kamika Ekadashi, all sins will be washed away by just seeing Tulsi leaves, and by worshiping them, all diseases will be cured. By watering the Tulsi plant, a person will be saved from the wrath of Lord Yama, the god of death. Hence it plays a major role during the Kamika Ekadashi fast ritual and most of the Hindus plant Tulsi plant in their homes for this very reason.

On Kamika Ekadashi, people observe a complete fast by abstaining from drinking or eating anything for the whole day. If complete fasting is not possible then partial fasting can also be done. In this, eating fruits and milk products is allowed. The fast of Ekadashi is broken on the next day, ‘Dwadashi’ after offering food to Brahmins and donating money and clothes.

The observer of Kamika Ekadashi fast should keep vigil at night and sing kirtans and hymns in praise of Lord Vishnu. Reciting ‘Vishnu Sahastrasnam’ and chanting ‘Om Namo Narayan’ on this day is considered auspicious. On Kamika Ekadashi, Hindus also visit pilgrimage sites and take baths in various ‘tirthas’ like Ganga, Godavari, Yamuna, Krishna, and Kaveri. This day has great importance in the temples of Lord Vishnu. Special puja, Abhishek, bhajan, and aarti are performed on this day.

Kamika Ekadashi of Significance

When Kuntiputra Dharamraj Yudhishthir asked Shri Krishna to tell him about Shravan Krishna Ekadashi. Shri Krishna said, “O Yudhishthir, I am narrating to you the story of Kamika Ekadashi which Brahmaji had narrated to Devarshi Narad.

Brahmaji told Narad Muni that the name of Krishna Ekadashi of Shravan month is Kamika, by listening to which one gets the results of Vajpayee Yagya. On this day, conch, chakra, and mace holder are obtained by worshiping Lord Vishnu with proper rituals. It is not obtained by visiting places like Ganga or Kashi and also by taking a bath in Kurukshetra and Kashi on solar and lunar eclipses. By worshiping God in the month of Shravan, Gandharva and Surya are worshiped along with the God. To get freedom from sins, one should fast on Kamika Ekadashi.

By observing fast on Kamika Ekadashi one gets relief from bad deeds and by offering Tulsi to Lord Vishnu one gets freedom from all sins.lso, donating Tulsi is equivalent to donating gems, pearls, gems, four weights of silver, and one weight of gold. The person who waters the Tulsi plant in his house, his sins and sufferings end and the person becomes pure. According to Padma Purana, Lord Shri Krishna, while explaining the importance of Ekadashi to Yudhishthir, says that just as Sheshnag is the best among snakes, Garuda among birds, Shri Vishnu among gods, Peepal among trees, and Brahmins among humans, in the same way, Ekadashi is the best among all the fasts.

Kamika Ekadashi of Vrat Katha

According to the story, a long time ago there lived an angry person in a village. Once upon a time, a villager fought with that angry man. Out of anger, an angry man killed an innocent village man. By the time he realized his mistake, the man had already passed away. To apologize for the crime, the angry person offered him the option of performing Shraddha rites and Shraddha feast for that person in the village. Which the people refused. The angry person was very hurt by this act, he did not understand what to do. Then he asked a sage how his sins would be removed. The sages who had become aware of his changed nature and were watching him burn in the fire of repentance. The sage understood that now he was no longer an angry person but a gentleman. The sage gave guidance to perform Kamika Ekadashi for freedom from sins. As instructed by the sage, he performed the ritual worship and slept near the idol of Shri Hari, then Lord Vishnu appeared to him in his sleep and granted him forgiveness.

Wrapping Up

By observing fast on Kamika Ekadashi, all the problems of life go away. By fasting on Kamika Ekadashi, a person does not have the fear of untimely death. The ancestors are pleased by worshiping on the day of Kamika Ekadashi. On the day of Kamika Ekadashi, one must worship Lakshmi, the mother of Lord Narayana. Do not forget to include basil leaves in the worship of Lord Vishnu, otherwise your worship will be considered incomplete. If you want to know more details about Kamika Ekadashi then you can take an Online Astrology Consultation.

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