Listen listen listen, today is Dashami(i.e the 10th lunar day)…
Listen listen listen, tomorrow is Ekadashi…
Nobody shall have meals…
One devotee to Sh. Sh. Bharti Shriji: Prabhuji! what is this? We request you to please explain it in detail.
Sh.Sh.Bharti Shriji :This is the kingdom of king Muchukund.In the kingdom of king Muchukund, even animals and birds would not eat grass on ekadashi.
The same is being proclaimed here.
In ancient times, king Muchukund became very famous.King Muchukund was the disciple of Lord Vishnu and was veracious.Due to his honesty and devotion towards Lord Vishnu, the most superior river of all, named Chandrabhaga incarnated in his house in the form of his daughter .Muchukund’s daughter Chandrabhaga is famously known as a river in present time. King Muchukund arranged marriage of his daughter Chandrabhaga with Chandrasen’s son Shobhan. Once, Shobhan and his wife Chandrabhaga went to his in-laws’ house to roam around. The day on which they went there was Dashami tithi (i.e the 10th lunar day)
In that city, it was being proclaimed – Listen listen listen, today is Dashami. Listen listen listen, tomorrow is Ekadashi. Nobody shall have meals.
Looking at this, Shobhan became speechless.
Why is this happening? And what is this?
He asked his wife, “Chandrabhaga, what is this”?
In your father’s kingdom, why is it being proclaimed that today is Dashami and tomorrow is ekadashi!
Then Muchukund’s daughter Chandrabhaga told her husband – “In my father’s kingdom, even animals and birds abstain from eating food and drinking water on the day of Ekadashi, then what to say about humans ….!!
In my father’s kingdom, the entire population, right from children to the old people observe ekadashi fast. So,if you won’t observe ekadashi fast, then people will start taunting you.
Shobhan says – Oh dear, you are right. Whatever you will say, I will do that only”.
While narrating this incident to Yudhisthira, Lord Krishna says – Dear King, Shobhan observed the fast of Rama Ekadashi with full determination.
He observed fast , but people who are not used to observe fast keep on thinking that – Today is my fast and I can’t tolerate the hunger…!!
If you are determined, then you will notice, that, the day on which fast is being observed, you won’t feel hungry and the day on which you know that you can have your meals, you feel hungry every now and then.
But Shobhan was fasting for the first time ever.
That thought was lingering on in Shobhan’s mind that – Today I have observed fast, Today I have observed fast.He was dying of hunger. Next morning,by the time the sun was about to rise, he expired.King Muchukund carried out the funeral of his son- in- law.After that, Chandrabhaga started living with her father.
Lord Krishna told Yudhisthira – Do you know what happened by observing fast of Rama ekadashi?
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