Ekadashi is the ancient Hindu fasting day that occurs twice in a lunar month on the eleventh day of both the waxing and waning moon. Ekadashi is considered a spiritual day and is usually observed by a full or partial fast. Grains and beans are not consumed by followers, and in the strictest sense nothing is taken, not even fluids. The Ekadashi fasting period starts from sunrise on the day of Ekadashi to a certain calculated time the following morning when the fast is broken.
The new Ekadashi.net website is designed to inform the millions around the world who follow Ekadashi. It features an Ekadashi calendar for 2018 detailing the dates of upcoming Ekadashi’s, along with Ekadashi fast breaking times (or parana) and Ekadashi fasting rules and procedures. The site also includes detailed histories of each Ekadashi (Ekadashi vrat katha) that have each been outlined in the vast ancient Indian scriptures, known as the Vedas. By hearing the detailed histories of each Ekadashi readers can discover the underlying benefits available for anyone who will follow the Ekadashi fast.
The website explains, “Do you know the reason why waves come and go, and why on special days – from Ekadashi to Purnima (full moon) and Ekadashi to Amavasya (dark moon) – waves are higher? Even if there is no wind, still, from Ekadashi to the full moon and dark moon, the water increases and there are so many high waves. Why is this? It is due to the moon. Water and waves increase due to the moon. The moon comes nearer on those days, and extracts the water. Similarly there is some water in our stomachs and bodies. Therefore, if we are not very careful in these five days in every fifteen, the moon will increase our diseases. You can see in hospitals that most people will die within these five days.”
In general it is described that there are both material and spiritual benefits in following the Ekadashi fast. The new website launches on Parama Ekadashi. Parama Ekadashi is a special Ekadashi as it only comes once every three years, falling in the extra lunar month that is observed every three years within the Indian/Hindu calendar.
Each Ekadashi comes with a special benediction for followers. Parama Ekadashi helps one develop detachment. It is said that without following this Ekadashi we can never free ourselves of our attachments in this world and will be forced to take birth again to fulfil those desires.
The website launched recently and anyone who is interested in learning more about Ekadashi, health and wellbeing will find a great amount of information there.
To get more information, contact at: http://www.ekadashi.net