Kamika Ekadashi, a day to get rid of negativity
As per Hinduism, the eleventh day of the calendar is considered as a pious day and hence it has significant importance. Kamika Ekadashi is a day when people used to take bath in sacred rivers to get rid of their sins and negativity of life. Since ancient times it is said that this is a way to free from all bad karmas. This day add good luck to the people who do this ritual. This day takes place in the month of Sawan as per the Hindu calendar. This Ekadashi is one of the most important Ekadashi’s which falls every year. The day has great importance in Northern India.
On the occasion of Kamika Ekadashi at many places ritual of Ashwamegh Yagya is also conducted. People take bath in holy river Ganga and Yamuna. At Lord Vishnu’s Temple Panchamrit Abhishek is done. This includes sugar, ghee, curd, milk, and honey. One by one all ingredients are offered to Lord Vishnu. As Tulsi is considered as loved by Lord Vishnu, he is worshiped with Tulsi too and therefore tulsi leaves are also offered. People sing devotional songs, recite mantra and light diya in front of Lord Vishnu. Temples are decorated and people perform jagrans at night. This day is also important because of its religious value. It is said that this is the best day to stay away from negative acts and sins of human life. Some people say that even worshiping Lord Vishnu is equal to taking bath in Holy River. People who are suffering from pitrudosh should do this ritual to get rid of the sin. They should also keep fast. It is said that Kamika Ekadashi helps in attainment of salvation. Some of the devotees also keep fast and visit temples to regret of their bad karmas.