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Kamika Ekadashi 2024: Date, Time & Significance

By April 17, 2024No Comments
Kamika Ekadashi 2024

Kamika Ekadashi is one of the special days for Hindus. The Kamika Ekadashi falls on the 11th day of the Hindu month of Shravana (usually in July or August). We know you might be waiting for all the related details and want to know the auspicious timing of fasting and the auspicious timing of breaking the fast. Stay till the end to know all the details.

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Kamika Ekadashi 2024 Date And Time

Let’s start with the auspicious timings for your fasting and breaking the fast. So that you get all the blessings and positive energy you deserve! Here, you will be able to see the date and time details:

  • Kamika Ekadashi 2024 Tithi Begin: Tuesday, July 30, 2024, at 4.44 PM.
  • Kamika Ekadashi 2024 End: Wednesday, July 31, 2024, at 3.55 PM
  • Parana Time (Fast-breaking time): Thursday, August 01, 2024, 6:01 AM – Thursday, August 01, 2024, 8:38 AM

What is Kamika Ekadashi? 

Kamika Ekadashi is a Hindu festival dedicated to worshipping Lord Vishnu. It is known as Kamika Ekadashi as Lord Brahma told Narad muni to address Krishna Ekadashi as Kamika Ekadashi during the Sharava Mas. On this day, people all across India keep fast to ask for his blessings. As it is celebrated on the 11th day of the Sharav month, it is an event of the Vishnu paksha. 

People look forward to this festival as it is believed that this sacred Ekadashi will forgive you for all your past mistakes. So, people stay on empty stomachs during the day in a desire to attain Moksha. 

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Kamika Ekadashi’s Story and Significance

Let’s get to know the story and the significance and what we can learn from it. It will also tell you why we celebrate the Kamika Ekadashi and its importance. 

1. Kamika Ekadashi’s Story

Once upon a time, there lived a landlord in a village. One day, the landlord fought with a Brahmin and killed him by accident. The landlord realised his mistakes and wanted forgiveness by being a part of his cremation ritual, but the villagers refused. 

Instead, he was cursed with a Brahmin’s killing. The landlord approached a Guru who advised him to keep a fast on the Kamika Ekadashi to get rid of his sin. He also advised him to worship Lord Vishnu while keeping the fast.

That night, Lord Vishnu appeared in his dream and freed him from his mistake. Since then, people have started believing that following this ritual will not only stop them from negative thoughts but also relieve them from their past mistakes. 

2. Kamika Ekadashi Significance

The Kamika Ekadashi pleases Lord Vishnu, and the Kamika Ekadashi meaning devotees who do the Vrat, remove the past sins they have committed. The story of the Kamika Ekadashi reflects how doing this Vrat gives us opportunities to release ourselves from the burden of our sins. 

The month of the Sharava is considered as the best month and the spiritual month and the Kamika Vrat is known as the powerful vrat as it comes during Sharava. Doing Kamika Ekadashi Vrat can fulfil the desires of the devotees and can have Moksha. 

Kamika Ekadashi Rituals and Remedies

Here, we will learn about the rituals that we should follow while doing the fast and the Kamika Ekadashi Pooja. We will also learn about a few remedies that will help us in difficult times. 

Kamika Ekadashi Rituals

We always want to receive all the blessings we can while we are fasting and worshipping. Let’s see what we should follow during Vrat and Pooja so that Lord Vishnu is happy and blesses us so that our wishes gets fulfilled.  

1. Vrat Procedure 

  • Kamika Ekadashi fast starts in the early morning, and the Vrat Sankalp has to be taken after taking a shower in the morning. 
  • In Kamika Ekadashi fast, we should worship Lord Vishnu.
  • However, it is suggested that you keep fast, the way your body and mind are comfortable. It is known that doing Nirjala Vrat is the best fasting practice.  
  • For people who have kept the Kamika Ekadashi fast, the breaking of the fast should be done with the prayer – “Om Namoh Bhagwate Basudevaya Namah”,ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय नम:”
  • You can feed the Brahmins the next day of Kamika Ekadashi for the blessing of Lord Vishnu.

2. Pooja Procedure

  • Taking a shower early in the morning
  • Taking Sankalp of the Vrat
  • Lighten Ghee diya in the temple in the morning
  • Offer fresh flowers and Tulsi to Lord Vishnu
  • Offer fresh bhog to Lord Vishnu
  • Chant Lord Vishnu’s Mantras 
  • Include Devi Laxmi and Tulsi in the Kamika Ekadshi pooja

3. Kamika Ekadashi Remedies

  • Water should be offered to Lord Vishnu if there is a fight existing in the family.
  • Read Bhagwat Gita to get the blessing of the Lord Vishnu and your ancestors.
  • Offer a flute to Lord Vishnu to seek happiness and blessing from him.
  • Diya in front of the Tulsi plant and chant the Mantra of Lord Vishnu – “Om Namoh Bhagwate Basudevaya Namah”.
  • Hawan can be performed for Lord Vishnu in times of stress at home.

Do’s and Don’t of Kamika Ekadashi 2024

1. Do’s 

  • Stay calm during the Kamika Ekadashi fast.
  • Be spiritually active and do meditation.
  • Wear clean and comfortable clothes.
  • Participate in charity and religious works.

2. Don’t

  • Sleep is strictly banned during Kamika Ekadashi’s fasting period.
  • Having drugs, alcohol and smoking is not allowed during the fast time. 
  • Gossiping or talking ill about anybody can make the vrat unfulfilled. 
  • Do not eat at anybody else’s house.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the meaning behind the Vrat of Kamika Ekadashi?

The fast of Kamika Ekadashi meaning is to help us remove the past sins in life and to reach the level of Moksha.

2. How should we take a shower for the Kamika Ekadashi fast?

Everyone should take a shower without soap to take the Sankalp of Kamika Ekadashi Vrat.

3. Can we wash hairs on the Kamika Ekadashi?

You should avoid washing your hair for the fast of Kamika Ekadashi.

4. Why it is called Kamika Ekadashi?

It is called Kamika Ekadshi, and Brahma ji asked Narad muni to call Krishna Ekadashi Kamika Ekadashi.

5. What food should we not eat on the Kamika Ekadashi?

Foods like rice, wheat, barley, onion, garlic, and non-vegetarian foods should not be eaten on this day.

6. What should we do if we accidentally break the Kamika Ekadashi fast before Parana time?

In that case, you can perform fast-breaking rituals and ask for forgiveness from Lord Vishnu.

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