Kamika Ekadashi 2023: Date & Time, Story, Vrat Katha, Importance

Kamika Ekadashi 2023 will be observed on 13th July 2023. The vrat of Ekadashi holds a very important place in the Hinduism religion. There are 24 Ekadashi in a calendar year. Kamika Ekadashi falls in Krishna Paksha of the auspicious month of Shravan. This Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. On this day, devotees keep vrat by fasting for a day. Only a few might know that this vrat was also observed by the Lord Brahma itself (creator of this universe). In the year 2023, Kamika Ekadashi will be in the month of July (as per the Gregorian calendar).

If you are also a Hindu devotee who want to know the importance of Kamika Ekadashi then you should keep reading this post. In this post, we will let you know when is Kamika Ekadashi 2023, what is its importance, and how we should observe vrat on this day.

Kamika Ekadashi 2023 Overview

EkadashiKamika Ekadashi 2023
Date13th July 2023

Date and Time of Kamika Ekadashi 2023

It is essential for you to keep the Kamika Ekadashi 2023 vrat as per the muhurat in order to get all its benefits. Given below are the details of Kamika Ekadashi Muhurat 2023 that every devotee must know.

  • Date: 13th July 2023
  • Day: Thursday
  • Ekadashi Tithi Beginning Time: 5:59 PM on July 12, 2023
  • Ekadashi Tithi End Time: 6:24 PM on July 13, 2023
  • Parana Time: 14th July 2023, 5:32 AM to 08:18 AM

Note: Parana is done after sunrise of the next day of Ekadashi fast. It is compulsory to do Parana within Dwadashi Tithi. It is like an offense not to do Parana with Dwadashi.

Importance of Kamika Ekadashi

Kamika Ekadashi has great importance on its own. It is believed that those devotees who observe fast on this day get blessings from the Lord Vishnu. It is also said that devotees those who light Diya and do worship on the night of Kamika Ekadashi feed their forefather Amrita in heaven.

According to the Lord Brahama, Kamika Ekadashi can help a devotee get rid of all his sins. Those who listen to the story of Kamika Ekadashi get access to the Vishnuloka after their death.

Story of Kamika Ekadashi or Kamika Ekadashi Vrat Katha

The story or Katha of Kamika Ekadashi is quite fascinating, to say the least. Once, Pandava king Yudhisthira asked Lord Shri Krishna to explain the importance and benefits of keeping fast on Shravana month Krishna Paksha Ekadashi. To explain the same, Lord Krishna narrates the conversation between Lord Brahma and DevarishiNarad.

Devarishi Narad was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. He wanted to know the benefit of Kamika Ekadashi Vrat. So, he asked Lord Brahma about the same. Lord Brahma said those who are guilty of doing some sins or misdeeds can get forgiveness from the Lord. Apart from this, they can also get riddance of the guilt of the sin and turn out to be better human beings.

Lord Brahma further explained the importance of Kamika Ekadashi, he said observing vrat on Kamika Ekadashi worth taking a bath in the sacred water of Ganga. He also explains that a person can get the benefit of visiting Kashi just by observing vrat on this day. That’s is the reason why it is often said that a person can get rid of all his sins and misdeeds by keeping vrat and doing penance on this day. By removing all his sins, a person can be a better human being after this fast.

As far as rituals are concerned, Lord Brahma also reveals that devotees should offer Tulsi to Lord Vishnu on this day in order to seek his blessings. However, it is also important for a devotee who is looking to observe this fast must have a clean heart of greed, anger, and lust. So, you must keep this vrat with utmost dedication and faith.

Kamika Ekadashi Vrat Rituals

Given below are the rituals performed on the day of Kamika Ekadashi 2023.

  • First of all, devotees should rise early and wear clean clothes on this day.
  • Do vow (sankalp) and seek blessing from the almighty so that you can succeed in your vrat.
  • It is also important to maintain celibacy.
  • Devotees must not eat onion, and garlic on this day.
  • It is also prohibited to eat rice, wheat, other Tamasic food, and lentils.
  • In the milder version of this vrat, a devotee can eat fruits and other vrat recipes.
  • Devotees should worship the Lord by chanting the mantra of “OM NamoBhagavateVasudevaya”.
  • It is strictly prohibited to consume tobacco, alcohol, non-veg food on Kamika Ekadashi.
  • Devotees must main calm and be careful of what they say.
  • It is also advised devotees must not sleep in the evening.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kamika Ekadashi?

Kamika ekadashi is dedicated to the devotees of Lord Vishnu.

When is Kamika ekadashi 2023 vrat?

Kamika ekadashi 2023 vrat will be observed on 13th July 2023.

When will kamika ekadashi tithi start?

Kamika ekadashi tithi would start at 5:59 PM on July 12, 2023.

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