0 Many people take food made from wheat,bhutta etc.but not rice in Ekadashi ? Posted by Divya Dhvani on April 6, 2011 at 3:27pm in Krishna Many people take food made from wheat,bhutta etc.but not rice in Ekadashi.Please say something according to Vedic Literature. You need to be a member of ISKCON Desire Tree | IDT to add comments! Join ISKCON Desire Tree | IDT Email me when people reply – Follow
Ekadasi literally means "the eleventh day."
There are two Ekadasis in a month : on the eleventh day after the new moon, and on the eleventh day after the full moon. Of all vratas (vows of austerity), Visnu is most pleased with those who observe the Ekadasi vrata.
Therefore anyone who does not observe the vrata and eats grains on Ekadasi is said to eat sin, for he disobeys the Lord's order and thus displeases Him.
Thus, although Ekadasi fasting is good for health, it should be undertaken principally for the sake of pleasing Krsna.
To observe Ekadasi vrata and Dvadasi vrata means to please the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Those interested in advancing in Krsna consciousness must observe Ekadasi regularly.(SB 9.4.29)
All devotees must avoid the following foods on Ekadasi : grains (wheat, rice, etc.), dahl, peas, bean type vegetables, mustard seeds, sesame seeds (except on Sat-tila Ekadasi, when sesame [tila] seeds may be offered and eaten), derivatives of these foods (wheat flour, mustard oil, soya bean oil etc.), and food items containing these products.
For instance, care should be taken in using powdered spices, which, if mixed with flour, should not be used on Ekadasi.
Particularly, commercially prepared powdered asafatoeda (hing) is always mixed with flour and is not to be used on Ekadasi.
If even a slight piece of grain is ingested, even accidentally, the Ekadasi fast is broken.
Some specific vegetables, almost all fruits, milk etc are allowed.
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