Respected Administrators of IDT,

                     Thank you, for allowing me to join IDT. I want to know something. I started doing Ekadashi fast on every Ekadashi from October 2020, but on 8th October 2021, my mother died. Since then for a month I could not keep Ekadashi fasting. Now, again on 15th November 2021, there is Ekadashi. Can I keep this fast or do I need to wait for a year to start my fasting?

Thanking you,


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  • Hare Krishna mata ji,

    I am sorry for you loss. You can keep vrats its not a harm to do ekadashi fasting. In fact you can do ekadashi fasting and offer the fal ( fruits) of ekadashi fasting you did for you mother mentally. She would be immensely benefitted. She can even go back to godhead.

    Hare Krishna.

  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna 

    My condolences for your mother. Observation of Ekadashi need not be stopped due to an event of death 

    Hare Krsna

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