Rama Ekadashi Vrat 2023: Rama Ekadashi fast tomorrow, know the auspicious time, worship method, ingredients and importance

Rama Ekadashi Fast 2023: Ekadashi has special significance in Hindu religion. By observing fast on this day, many troubles of life are averted and one gets relief from many problems. In such a situation, Rama Ekadashi also has great importance. On this day, Lord Vishnu is worshiped with full rituals by observing fast. By observing the fast of Rama Ekadashi, a person gets freedom from all sins and attains salvation. This year, Rama Ekadashi will be observed on Thursday, 09 November 2023. Every year Rama Ekadashi falls on the Ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. Usually it falls four days before Diwali. Rama Ekadashi is also known as Rambha Ekadashi or Kartik Krishna Ekadashi. In such a situation, let us know all the important things related to Rama Ekadashi.

Rama Ekadashi auspicious time

Rama Ekadashi has great importance in Sanatan Dharma, this year the Rama Ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha will start on 8 November 2023 at 08:23 AM, which will end the next day on 09 November 2023 at 10:41 AM, whereas The puja will be performed on 09th November from 06:39 am to 08:00 am, apart from this, it will be auspicious to break the fast of Rama Ekadashi on 10th November 2023 between 06:39 am to 08:50 am.

Rama Ekadashi puja method

Special attention has to be paid to the method of worship during Rama Ekadashi fast. Wake up in the morning in Brahma Muhurta on the Ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. On this day, one should resolve to fast after taking bath in holy rivers or at home before sunrise. On the day of Rama Ekadashi, worship Keshav, the divine form of Lord Vishnu, along with Goddess Lakshmi. After anointing Lord Vishnu and Mother Lakshmi with Panchamrit, offer yellow sandalwood, Akshat, Moli, fruits, flowers, dry fruits, Tulsi leaves etc. and aarti should be performed with the incense and lamp of Lakshmi-Narayan. After this the story of Ekadashi should be heard. Also chant the mantra ‘Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya’ as much as possible. On this day, by staying awake at night and chanting Hari Kirtan, all the troubles go away. It is said that by observing this fast, Lord Vishnu, the husband of Rama i.e. Goddess Lakshmi, is worshipped. By doing this Lord Vishnu removes all the obstacles from his life.

Rama Ekadashi puja material

It is auspicious to include these items in the puja while observing Rama Ekadashi fast. In your worship, you should include the idol or picture of Lord Vishnu and Mother Lakshmi, puja post, yellow cloth, yellow flowers, yellow clothes, fruits (banana, mango, seasonal fruits), Kalash, mango leaves, Panchamrit (milk, curd, ghee, sugar. , honey), basil leaves, saffron, perfume, cardamom, betel leaves, cloves, betel nuts, camphor, watery coconut, yellow sandalwood, Akshat, Panchmeva, kumkum, turmeric, incense, lamp, sesame, amla, sweets, fasting story book, Mauli, for donation – things like earthen pot, sattu, fruits, sesame seeds etc. can be included in the puja.

Keep these things in mind during Rama Ekadashi

According to the scriptures, doing certain tasks is prohibited on the day of Rama Ekadashi. If you do these things on this day, your fast will not be considered successful. Along with this, many problems arise in your life. You should not pour water on the Mother Tulsi plant on this day. It is believed that Mother Tulsi also observes Nirjala fast for her husband Lord Vishnu, do not let bad thoughts come to your mind on this day. One should avoid eating rice on the day of Rama Ekadashi. It is said that by eating rice, a person takes birth in the form of a reptile in the next life. One should not speak ill of any person on this day, otherwise fasting does not yield auspicious results. Hair and nails should not be cut on the day of Rama Ekadashi. This may give inauspicious results. Cabbage, spinach, turnip etc. should not be consumed in the fruit diet on this day. Stay away from arguments on the day of Rama Ekadashi. On this day, one should not eat Tamasic food even by mistake. Otherwise Lord Vishnu and Mother Lakshmi may get angry.

Importance of Rama Ekadashi fast

By donating a lamp in the evening for worship on Rama Ekadashi, Goddess Lakshmi becomes very happy and it brings happiness, prosperity and increase in wealth. With this, all the bad things start getting done. According to religious beliefs, Goddess Tulsi is Lakshmi Swarupa. Therefore, worshiping Tulsi on this day is considered very auspicious. According to the scriptures, a person who is unable to observe the fast on the Ekadashi tithi throughout the year, just by observing the fast on Rama Ekadashi, gets freed from the weaknesses and sins of life and starts living a happy life. It is mentioned in Padma Purana that the fruit equivalent to that obtained from Kamadhenu and Chintamani is obtained by observing fast on Rama Ekadashi. By observing the fast of Rama Ekadashi, which destroys all sins and gives the fruits of one’s deeds, the shortage of money and grains also goes away. By worshiping Lakshmi-Narayan on Rama Ekadashi, the seeker attains all kinds of worldly pleasures.

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