Varuthini Ekadashi

Varuthini Ekadashi arrives on Chaitra Vad 11. Observing a full fasting vratt on this day is rewarded with happiness in this world and the next. This vratt is the destroyer of all sins and elevates the observer on the path to ultimate salvation. 

Great kings like Mandhaata, Dhundhumaar and others have achieved salvation in Swarag by observing many such Ekadashi vratts. Once Mahadevji beheaded the fifth head of Brahmaji and was cursed for this. But he was freed from the sins and curse due to this vratt of Varuthini Ekadashi. Performing continuous penance for a thousand years equates and provides the same fruits as keeping the vratt of Varuthini Ekadashi. 

Giving the daughter away as a daan on her wedding (kanyadaan) is termed as the most absolute daan a person can give to anyone in this world. However the vratt of this Ekadashi gives a person similar fruits to a hundred kanyadaan. On the day before this Ekadashi devotees must eat once a day and observe a full fast on the actual Ekadashi day. One must perform continuous devotion during the day and night singing the full glory of Almighty Bhagwan Shree Swaminarayan.