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As it is fully restricted to fast on Ekadasi if the next is MAHA-DADOSHI.

So please someone highlight about this MAHA-DADOSHI?

I heard there are 8 MAHA-DADOSHI. so my question how frequent they occur?

How many MAHA-DADOSHI will occur in future as someone may not be aware of this from calendar and one may fast on ekadasi inadvertently and that's a sin.

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  • So, in Vaishnava Calendar any day of Ekadashi  which is signed as 


    is meant to fast on that day, right?

    Actually I am concerned about not to fast on the day of Ekadashi if the next day is Maha-dvadasi.

    Can anyone tell when is the upcoming Maha-dvadasi? It would be quite beneficial for me.

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    That's an interesting question Prabhu. A request to fellow devotees: could you also please explain "Maha Dadoshi" please. 

    But to give my opinion no that last part:

    In the Nectar of Devotion, Srila Prabhupada states that the purpose of Ekadashi is to increase our love for Krishna. And to do that we remember Krishna as much as we can, increase our chanting that particular day, and we have Maha-Kirtanas too. 

    To quote the Bhavagad Gita (18.66): Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.

    So if you are doing Ekadasi to get liberated, you might have something to worry about, but if you fast on Ekadashi for Krishna's pleasure then you will not get the sin. 

    YS :)

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