Nirjala Ekadasi

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Category - Spirituality
June 24, 2018 4:00 AM PDT
Mayapur, West Bengal, India

Ekadasi is the day when devotees of Lord Krsna fast, some fast totally some fast with fruits prasadam, but on Nirjala Ekadasi total fast, even from water, if you have broken Ekadasi.

Srila Prabhupada instructs to break fast on Dwadasi at regular breakfast time.

The real purpose of fasting on the ekadasi is to engage yourself more in the devotional service then the regular days, this is what makes ekadashi a special day, that rather concentrating on the matters related to the body we concentrate more on our devotional service. We increase the chanting of mahamantra, reading of Srila Prabhupada's divine books and kirtana.
As in this age of kali nothing is better then chanting the holy names of the lord, rituals and stuff like that comes later, or doesn't has that importance as chanting has, because :-
''harer nam harer nam harer namaiva kevalam kalau naasti eva nasti eva nasti eva gatir anyatah" which means in this age of kali, there is no alternative, there is no alternative for spiritual progress other then the chanting of the holy name, the chanting of the holy name of the lord. So on ekadasi rather then thinking of food and bodily matters totally engage yourself in the chanting of holy names and reading Srila Prabhupada's Books.

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