Yudhistira asked, O! Supreme master, which ekadashi falls in Adhik maas and what is the method to observe fast, what significance it has ? Pls tell me,
Divine lord said, O ! Yudhistara, Padmini Ekadasi is the Ekadashi, falling in the Adhik Maas. Padmini Ekadasi is known as kamala Ekadashi.
Padmini Ekadashi vrat katha
According to Lord Shri Krishna,a priest named Shiv sharma had five sons. One of his son gets indulged into bad company and thus performs bad deeds, hence came to be known as ‘Papachari’. Seeing his evil side his family members disowns him and asks him to leave the house. As a result, due to his bad deeds he had to wander around in the forests and suffered from long exile. One day while wandering around he reached Prayag from Devyoga. He saw the movement of people in ashram of saint Harimitra. He saw all the people listening to the Kamla Ekadashi katha on the auspicious day of Purushottama month. He overheard the katha and observed fast along with all other saints.
During night goddess Lakshmi appeared in front of him and told him that she is pleased with his devotion and fasting of Kamla Ekadashi, and Lord Vishnu has sent her. Goddess tells him that observing this fast gives freedom from the sins and bad deeds performed by the person in all lives. the Ekadashi day, is meant for total fasting. Praying to Shree Hari Vishnu is the order of the day. Some people avoid sleep during Ekadashi night and they hear religious discourses and perform Bhajan Kirtan.
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