Ekadashi is considered as an important day for Vaishnavites. This day comes twice in a Lunar month, in the dark fortnight and in the bright fortnight. One the day of Ekadashi, it is recommended to not eat or drink anything for the entire day. According to scriptures,it is said that sin resides in food grains on Ekadasi. So,one should abstain oneself from grains and lentils on this day. Vaishnavites fast on Ekadasi for the pleasure of Lord Krishna. This is the reason that it is essential for you to have information of Ekadashi calendar.
There is no doubt that fasting on such an auspicious day of Ekadashi brings spiritual benefits in your life, but fasting is also good for your health. Since, you keep your body away from the heavy meals three times in a day on the fasting day,so your body as well as the mind feels more relaxed than other days.
To get rid of your sins and bad karma, it is essential for the people who fast on Ekadashi to remember supreme power for the entire day. If you don’t keep God in your thoughts, your fasting may go useless. So, fasting done with a pure heart can connect your soul with the super soul.
Hindu sages believe that the Ekadashi fasting can help you to liberate from the large life and death cycles if fasting is done without any feeling of greediness.
At Iskcon Dwarka, Ekadashi is celebrated with a great enthusiasm and reverence. 24 hours Sankirtan is held. So, come and get yourself filled with a great devotion.