Tomorrow is the very auspicious Ekadasi dina. As we all know Ekadasi is a MUST do vratha for one and all and there is no exception! Right from our kula guru Sri Madhwacharyaru onwards till Sri Rayaru and all our present Swamijis have emphasised enough on the significance and importance of doing Ekadasi Upavasa.
We have seen many people among us observing many other vrathas, oppathu on Thursdays etc, but fail to adhere to Ekadasi code. Doing Ekadasi as mentioned in Sri Krishnamrutha Maharnava is the sandesha as well as on order for us from our Acharyaru. Only if you do Ekadasi, then all our other anushtaana will yield fruits. It is something like writing our Register Number on the first/cover page of our exam answer sheet, only then all our answers written in main page and supplements will be of use. If we have not written our exam number correctly as advised by the authorities, no matter how many supplementary answer sheets you write, they will be all in vain and will not do any good. You will not get the required credit. Similarly without doing Ekadasi, whatever other anushtaana like pooja, parayana etc will not be of any help. So let us all try to follow Ekadasi vratha as given in our shastras.
In this regard, please watch this video on Ekadasi Mahime by Sri Koralahalli Venkateshachar. Though the subject is “Utpanna Ekadasi”, Achar for most part of the time in the interview puts forth his thoughts passionately on Ekadasi vratha anushtaana in general. He clearly explains why we need to observe upavasa and its health and spiritual benefits. He also underlines that all 24 Ekadasis in the year are very important for us.
|| Sri Krishnarpanamasthu ||