Know the scientific side of fasting on Ekadashi!
How a day can influence and make the best of our health and decisions we take in life. Well! It’s still a question in millions of mind to seek. Scientifically proven now that when fasting is observed, it concur the negativity of mind with a high ratio compared to a full stomach with food. On Ekadashi especially, it is meant that energies circulating our body are more powerful and influenced by positive results which then if some fasts it creates a new era of opportunity for them.
Let’s understand this through an example, ever experienced when you’re empty stomach then the only thought you get is how to fulfill your stomach, right? Exactly what happens to brain after you fulfill the stomach, it seeks to new issues and validates and if you do not feed it well it will become a mess for you to handle. Fasting is the process purifying system and letting your mind accumulate the best positive decisions for any situations.
Shubh Muhurat for Saphala Ekadashi Vrat (Fasting):-
[Saphala Ekadashi on Sunday, December 22, 2019]
It is on 23rd Dec, Time - 07:11 AM to 09:15 AM
On Day Dwadashi End Time - 01:42 PM
Ekadashi Tithi Starts - 05:15 PM on Dec 21, 2019
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 03:22 PM on Dec 22, 2019
What is the story behind Ekadashi Fasting?
Once there was a king named by Mahishmat of Champawati Nagar. He had five sons, elder son Lumbhak who was always occupied in bad deeds. Because of which King Mahishmat drove him out of the kingdom. After this Lumbhak went into the forest and in progress stealing. One day when he came to the city to steal at night, the soldiers caught him, but when he revealed himself to be the son of King Mahishmat, the soldiers left him. Then he returned to the forest and started eating the fruits of the trees. He lived under an old people. Once innocently, he fasted on the Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha of Pausha month. At the same time Akashvani, Prince Lumbhak.
With the consequence of Saphala Ekadashi fast, you will get an empire and a son. After Akashvani, the form of Lumbhak became heavenly. Since then, his good intelligence was immersed in the chant of Lord Vishnu. He manage successfully for fifteen years. He had a son named Manojna. When he grew up, Lumbhak handed over the kingdom to his son, and he himself was in dedication to Lord Krishna. In the end, he achieved Vishnulok with the effect of fasting of Saphala Ekadashi.
What is the significane of Saphala Ekadashi?
In older days Ekadashi fasting is recommended on two consecutive days. It is suggested that Smartha with family should observe fasting on 1st day only. The alternating Ekadashi fasting, which is the 2nd one, is recommended for Sanyasis, widows and for those who craves for Moksha. When alternating Ekadashi fasting is recommended for Smartha it corresponds with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day.
“Ekadashi fasting on both days is suggested for stem devotees who search for for love and affection of Lord Vishnu”
Mantra for Lord Vishnu:-
“Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”
Meaning: I bow to the Lord who lives in the hearts of all.
(Updated Date & Time :- 2019-12-11 17:08:11 )
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