Kamika Ekadashi Parana 2023: Here's How To Break The Fast

Kamika Ekadashi holds a great significance among the Hindus. It is believed that the devotees who observe fast on this auspicious day, are granted with spiritual purification and blessings. As per religious scholars, “Kamika Ekadashi” is derived from the word “Kamika,” which translates to “desire” or “longing.” The devotees who observe Ekadashi with devotion and sincerity, get all their wishes and desires fulfilled. Devotees break their fast on Krishna Paksha’s Dwadashi Tithi. As per Hindu legends, Parana is most significant time to break the fast.  

But do you know what the importance of Parana is? The fast-breaking rituals are called Parana and this time is considered the most auspicious time to break the fast. Devotees must follow the Hindu Panchang to know the exact Parana timings. Parana time is the early time on the Dwadashi. It is believed that the people who are not able to break their fast, during Parana, should wait for breaking their after Hari Vasara is over.  

How To Break The Fast? 

As per Hindu legends, devotees should break their Kamika Ekadashi fast with simple Saatvik food. Devotees should eat simple homemade food and eating cooked rice is considered auspicious. A significant aspect of Kamika Ekadashi is that it is a very strict fast. Devotees abstain from consuming beans, grains, and certain vegetables the whole day. This fast not just has a religious significance but a logical importance too. Observing this fast helps in cleansing the body and mind and it allows the individuals to connect more deeply with the divine power. 

There are certain rules that devotees, who observe fast on the day of Ekadashi, should follow. The devotees must wake up early in the morning and take a holy bath. They should properly clean their temple area and offer blessings to Lord Vishnu. The devotees should engage in devotional activities and chant the name of Lord Vishnu.