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Lakshmi ji is also pleased with Lord Vishnu by fasting and worshiping on this day before Deepawali. | दीपावली से पहले इस दिन व्रत और पूजा से भगवान विष्णु के साथ लक्ष्मी जी भी होती हैं प्रसन्न

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  • According to Padma Purana, fasting of Rama Ekadashi ends all sins

Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha is celebrated on Rama Ekadashi in Kartik month. Rama form of Lakshmi along with Lord Vishnu is worshiped on this Ekadashi which comes four days before Deepawali. Hence it is called Rama Ekadashi. The importance of this fast is explained in the Padma Purana. In many places, Lakshmi Puja starts from this day and Mahapuja is performed on Deepawali. This Ekadashi fast also removes Mahapapas like Brahmana. This time, this Ekadashi is on 11 November, Wednesday. All sins are destroyed by the effect of this fast. For fasting women, this fast is considered to give happiness and good luck.

Fasting and method of worship

  1. Wake up early in the morning and take a bath and resolve to fast with worship.
  2. This day can be fasted without eating or eating anything or a fruitful time.
  3. Worship Lord Vishnu and Lakshmiji.
  4. Offer bhog to God and distribute prasad.
  5. Get Brahmin food.

According to the story of the fast, Shri Padma Purana

  1. There was a king named Muchukunda. He had a daughter named Chandrabhaga. Who was married to King Chandrasen’s son Shobhan.
  2. One day Shobhan came to the house of his father-in-law King Muchukunda. It was Ekadashi that day. Shobhan pledged Ekadashi fast.
  3. Chandrabhaga worried about how her husband would starve. All in the state used to observe Ekadashi fast and no one ate food.
  4. Shobhan fasted. But he could not bear hunger, thirst and died. This made Chandrabhaga very sad.
  5. Shobhan got Uttam Devnagar on the summit of Mandarachal mountain with the same body in the next life due to the effect of Rama Ekadashi fast. The Gandharvas used to praise him and the nymphs continued to serve.
  6. One day when King Muchukund came to Mount Mandarachal, he saw the glory of his son-in-law. When she went back and told Chandrabhaga everything, she was very happy.
  7. Then she went to her husband and started living happily with Shobhan due to her devotion and the influence of Rama Ekadashi.

Importance of this Ekadashi
According to the Puranas, Rama Ekadashi fast gives the same results as Kamadhenu and Chintamani. By observing this fast, prosperity and prosperity increase. Lakshmiji is pleased with this fast. The Padma Purana says that observing Rama Ekadashi fast also provides the blessings of Lord Vishnu. The effect of which all kinds of sins are eradicated. After death one gets Vishnu Loka.