Kamla Ekadashi Padmini Ekadashi.
Kamla / Padmini Ekadashi Fast Method -
It is the Ekadashi that falls in the Sukla Paksha or the waxing phase of the moon in the Adhika Masa or Month.
On this Ekadashi Radha-Krishna and Shiva-Parvati are worshipped. Donations and Charity are of great importance on this day.
A person should have only Satvik (food with no garlic and onion) meal on this night.
Person should not eat food in utensils of bronze, he should not
eat meat, masoor, gram, honey, leafy vegetables, and borrowed food. On this day,
pure and Satvik meal should be eaten and use of salt should be avoided.
After completing the daily morning rituals, he should do the Datun and rinse his mouth 12 times.
Mud, Til, Kush and Amla should be used for bathing. While bathing, first of all , mud is applied and a prayer is performed- "O! mud, make me pure like yourself, by which a shall become capable to worship God." Then a person should wear clean and good clothes. In the evening,
Tarpan should be done and Puja should be performed by going to the temple.
He was pious, god fearing. He was the ruler of earth and had many wives. None of his wives could give him a child.
Kartaveerya was very unhappy, as he had no children. so, Kartaveerya decided to do penance and headed to the forest.
One of his wife named Pramda (Padmini), followed Kartaveerya to
Then one day, Pramda approached Anasuya and prays to her to show them a way.
Anasuya explains Pramda that, it is becasue of their sins in the previous birth that they are not able to have children.
Anasuya advises the queen to perform the Ekadashi Vrat in an Adhik Maas and explains her the significance of this Ekadashi Vrat. Pramda thanks Anasuya and performs the Ekadashi Vrat in the Adhik Maas.
Lord Vishnu pleased with her, appears before her and gives a boon to her. She asks Lord Vishnu to appear before her husband fulfill her husband Kartaveeryas wish.
Kaartaveerya wishes for a son who can get killed only in
the hands of Lord Vishnu himself and none other. He also wishes that his son
should be pious and god fearing.