Varuthini Ekadashi 2021: Tomorrow is the fast of Varuthini Ekadashi, do not eat rice on this day

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Varuthini Ekadashi 2021: Tomorrow is the fast of Varuthini Ekadashi, do not eat rice on this day #VaruthiniEkadashi2021

Varuthini Ekadashi 2021: Ekadashi fast (Ekadashi vrat) occurs twice every month in Krishna Paksha and once in Shukla Paksha and each Ekadashi has its own different significance. The first Ekadashi fast of May is on Friday, May 7. Since it is Ekadashi falling on the Krishna Paksha of Vaishakh month, it is known as Varuthini Ekadashi. Let us tell you that in Hinduism Ekadashi fast has a special place and it is considered to be the best among all the fasts.

It is believed that by observing Ekadashi fasting to Lord Vishnu, Lord Shri Vishnu destroys all sins and attains salvation. However, there are some rules related to Ekadashi fast (Ekadashi vrat rules) which if not followed, do not yield the result of fasting. One of these rules is not to eat rice on Ekadashi.

The legend related to not eating rice on Varuthini Ekadashi 2021

According to religious beliefs, the rice should not be eaten on Ekadashi (Avoid rice on Ekadashi) or else a person is born in the vagina of a creeping creature in the next life, so do not forget to eat rice on this day. Apart from this, it is also believed that eating rice increases the amount of water in the body, which makes the mind fickle and hinders the observance of the rules of fasting. Therefore, the rice should not be eaten on Ekadashi. There is also a mythological story related to it.

According to this, Maharishi Medha sacrificed his body to escape the wrath of Mother Shakti, due to which part of his body was absorbed into the mother earth. It is believed that the day of Maharishi’s body was on the day of Ekadashi. It is said that Maharishi Medha took birth on earth in the form of rice and barley. This is the reason why rice and barley are considered creatures and rice is not eaten on Ekadashi. It is believed that eating rice on Ekadashi means that it is like consuming the flesh and blood of Maharishi Medha.

Do not do these things on Ekadashi

  • On the day of Ekadashi, not only rice but also tamasic food like garlic, onion, and meat and alcohol should not be consumed.
  • Do not be angry with Ekadashi, keep your mind as far as possible, and also do not lie to anyone on this day.
  • On this day, do not quarrel with anyone, do not say bitter words to anyone.
  • This day one should wake up early in the morning and should not sleep during the day or in the evening.
  • Donation is also very important on Ekadashi day. Therefore, one should donate banana, turmeric, or saffron on this day.

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