Padmini Ekadasi is observed during the waxing phase of moon or Shukla Paksha in the Adhika Masam or the extra month that is added to Hindu Lunar Calendar. Padmini Ekadasi 2012 date is August 27. This Ekadasi is also known as Kamala Ekadasi and Purushottam Ekadasi.
The greatness of Adhika Maas Padmini Ekadashi was narrated to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna. It is believed that people who observe this Ekadasi reaches Vaikunta – the abode of Vishnu. It also helps in redemption of sins.
All the usual rules associated with Ekadasi fasting are observed on the day. Scriptures states that food items like rice, urad dal, chickpeas, spinach, honey etc are avoided on the day.
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