Two Ekadashi fasts are observed in every month. According to Hindu calendar, Amalaki Ekadashi fast is observed on the Ekadashi date of Shukla Paksha of Falgun month. Although all Ekadashi fasts are considered special in Hinduism, but out of these, Amalaki Ekadashi has special significance. Amalaki Ekadashi is also known as Amalakya Ekadashi. This year Amalaki Ekadashi is on Monday, March 14, 2022.
Amalaki Ekadashi 2022 auspicious time-
Ekadashi Tithi will start from 10.21 am on Sunday, March 13, which will end at 12.05 pm on Monday, March 14. In Udaya Tithi, Amalaki Ekadashi fast will be observed on Monday, March 14.
Amalaki Ekadashi worship method-
After worshiping the Lord, worship the gooseberry tree with the worship material. First of all clean the land around the tree and sanctify it with cow dung.
Make an altar at the root of the tree and install the Kalash on it. Invite the deities, pilgrimages and ocean to this Kalash.
Keep fragrant and Panch Ratna in the Kalash. Place Panch Pallav over it and then keep the lamp lit. Apply shrikhand sandalwood paste on the Kalash and wear clothes.
In the end, install a golden idol of Parashurama, the sixth incarnation of Shri Vishnu, on top of the Kalash and duly worship Parashuram.
In the night, remember the Lord while reciting Bhagwat Katha and Bhajan-Kirtan.
On the day of Dwadashi, give food to the Brahmin in the morning and offer Dakshina along with the idol of Parashuram to the Brahmin. After these actions, take food and water after doing Parayan.
Significance of Amalaki Ekadashi-
According to the scriptures, Lord Vishnu had revered Amla as the Adi tree. The place of God is considered in every part of it. It is believed that worshiping Amla and Shri Hari on the day of Amalaki Ekadashi leads to salvation.