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Vijaya Ekadasi

Vijaya Ekadasi EkAdasii that occurs during the dark fortnight of the month of PhAlguna (February-March). is the 11th day of the month when Rama did a special offering whereby he conquered the forces of evil. The offering entails: a water pot of gold or silver, or even copper. Even clay will do.... decorate it nicely with mango leaves. Cover it and place it near a holy altar upon a mound of seven grains (the seven grains are barley, wheat, rice, corn, chickpeas, kukani, and dahl or peas). ...Now take Your morning bath, decorate the water pot with flower garlands and sandalwood paste, and inn the concave lid atop the pot place there the barley, pomegranate, and coconut. Now with great love and devotion worship the water pot Deity form and offer Him incense, sandalwood paste, flowers, a ghee lamp, and a plate of sumptuous foods. Remain there awake that night beside this sacred pot. On top of the lid filled with barley, etc., place a golden mUrthy of Lord Sri NArAyana. ‘When EkAdasii dawns, take Your morning bath and then decorate the water pot with fine sandalwood paste and garlands. Then worship the pot again with first class incense, lamps, sandalwood paste and flowers dipped in sandalwood paste, and then devoutly/devotedly place many kinds of cooked food, pomegranate, and coconut before the water pot. Then remain awake over night. http://www.salagram.net/ekadasi-7.htm#Sugriva It is noteworthy that Rama was tehroeretically born on 11 11 and that Krishna was born in the 11th muhurta.
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