Curated By: Nibandh Vinod
Last Updated: August 12, 2023, 08:46 IST
PARAMA EKADASHI 2023: Parama Ekadashi is celebrated on the eleventh day of the dark moon in the month of Ashadha. It is a day to fast, pray, and give to charity. Devotees observe fast and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu. Parama Ekadashi is considered one of the most auspicious days of the year, and it is a time for individuals to purify themselves of their wrongdoings and seek forgiveness from God.
There are various ways to celebrate Parama Ekadashi. Some devotees fast from food and water for the entire day, while others consume only fruits and vegetables. Some choose to have a single meal, typically consisting of rice, lentils, and vegetables.
Parama Ekadashi 2023: Timings
- Parana Time: 05:49 AM to 08:19 AM on August 13
- Parana Day Dwadashi End: 08:19 AM on August 13
In addition to fasting, devotees also engage in prayers on Parama Ekadashi. They seek forgiveness, blessings, and guidance from God. They pray for the well-being of their loved ones.
Parama Ekadashi is also an occasion for charitable giving. It is believed that donating to charities pleases God and generates positive karma. Many people donate money to temples, orphanages, and other charitable organizations.
Parama Ekadashi is a day of serenity and reflection. It is a time to contemplate one’s life and make resolutions for the future. It is also an opportunity to connect with God and seek His blessings.
Benefits of Observing Parama Ekadashi
- Detoxifies the body and mind.
- Enhances spiritual well-being.
- Brings peace and happiness.
- Wards off negative energies.
- Fulfills desires.
- Leads to spiritual liberation.
How To Break Parama Ekadashi Fast?
- Wake up early and take a bath.
- Wear clean clothes.
- Offer prayers to Lord Vishnu.
- Consume a light meal of sattvik food, such as fruits, vegetables, and dairy products.
- Avoid non-vegetarian food, onions, garlic, and other tamasic foods.
- Avoid overeating.
- Spend the rest of the day in prayer and meditation.
Foods That You Can Eat to Break Your Fast
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