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Amalaki Ekadasi 2019 - Mantra - Pujas

Amalaki Ekadasi occurs during the waxing phase of the moon in February – March. In 2019, the date of Amalaki Ekadasi is March 17. Ekadasi fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in a traditional Hindu calendar. The greatness of Amalaki Ekadashi was narrated by Sage Valmiki and is mentioned in the Brahmanda Purana.

Amalaki Ekadasi Mantra

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya Namah
 नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय नमः



It is believed that by observing Amalaki Ekadasi, a devotee attains Moksha and washes away all the sins committed. Special pujas and offerings are made of Amalaki Tree and Lord Parashurama on the day.

There are numerous folk tales and stories in Puranas that extols the greatness of Amalaki Ekadasi.

Most devotees fast on the day and keep vigil in the night. Those people observing partial fasting abstain from food made of rice.

Special Pujas

There is a belief that worshipping Amla tree and eating the fruit on the day will help in improving intelligence and wisdom.

Doing Parikrama or circumambulation of Awala tree is considered highly meritorious. Some devotees do 108 or 28 parikrama of the gooseberry tree.

Keeping a gooseberry covered with yellow cloth in safe or purse will help in overcoming debt and financial difficulties.

Donating Gooseberry helps in attaining moksha.

It is believed that those who plant gooseberry and take care of it will have their desires fulfilled.

Other Names and Different Observances On Amalaki Ekadashi


As this Ekadasi falls before Holi festival the day also forms part of Holi celebrations for some Hindu communities. Thus it is also known as Amla and Kunj Ekadasi. it is also known as Rangbhari Ekadasi.

Amalaki Ekadashi is also observed as Papanasini Ekadasi in some regions.

It is also known as Sarbasammat Ekadashi in Orissa

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