Apara Ekadashi !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Brahmanda Puranam describes the glory of Apara Ekadashi which falls on the wanning period of moon.  Lord Krishna explains the glory to King Yudhishtira and the piety of worshiping Lord Trivikrama on the day of Apara Ekadashi.

Lord Krishna narrates the sinful activities such as : Brahma Hatya, Killing of cow, Killing an embryo from mother’s womb,  criticize and hurt others by words and action,  illicit relationship with women,  stand as false witness out of greed, spreading lies, improper utilization of Veda and insulting the sacred scriptures, misuse of one’s profession such as Doctors and Astrologers, run away from the responsibilities out of fear and lack of courageousness,  insulting Acharyas after receiving invaluable knowledge from them etc.. The above dreadful sins can be get released by observing Apara Ekadashi. 

Lord Krishna continued, all the above said sins would be eradicated by observing Apara Ekadashi with utmost faith and devotion.  The piousness accumulates by observing this Ekadashi includes the holy dip in the sacred rivers named Pushkar/Prayag/Gautami/.  It provides the merits of observance of Shivaratri at the sacrosanct place Kashi and performance of ritual bath to Lord Vishnu at Gaya.  It also brings the merits equivalent to  dip in the holy rivers at Kurukshetra – The Land of righteousness.   Fasting on this day and worship of Lord Hari brings the piousness equivalent to giving away Elephant, cow, Gold, and Land as charity.   The observance of Apara Ekadashi brings the devoutness equal to witnessing Kumbhamela in Kedarnath. 

Whoever worships Lord Trivikrama on this day and whoever listens or read the glory of Apara Ekadashi would attain abundance of virtues and it eradicates all their sins committed thereby attain the Abode of Lord Vishnu.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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