Ekadashi Vrat

Hare Krishna!


Dear Devotees,

                       Kindly let me know when can one start with Ekadashi vrat,if one has not kept them before. I have passingly heard that it can be started from Utpanna Ekadashi in November.Is it so?

                        Further ,since Kartik is beginning from Oct 9,won't it be good to start in this Holy month.  Kindly advise as per Shastras and specifically ISKCON guidelines.

                             Thank you

Hari Bol!


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  • E-Counselor

    Hare Krsna Prabhuji,


    Is there any auspicious day to start chanting? No na. Same way, there is no auspicious day to start any devotional activity - whether ekadasi fast or anything else. You can start from the next ekadasi itself - on 5th Oct., next day of Dussera, just before Sharad Purnima - so anyways an auspicious day. Kartik month starts on Sharad Purnima - so you start fasting before the month of Kartik.


    Your servant,


    • Thank you, Mataji for the reply. I was asking for my parents.I toh started on utpanna last year.

       Thanks again.

      Hari bol

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