Amalaki Ekadashi celebrated on the 11th day (Ekadashi) of the waxing phase of the moon, in the Hindu month Phalgun that falls in the month of (Feb-March). In 2015, It will be celebrated on 1st March.
How People keep fast on Amlaki Ekadhshi
The devotees take a bath in the morning. After that they water the Amla tree and then worship it. Devotees then read Amlaki Ekadashi Vrat Vrat is the Hindi term of fast . It is a process in which devotees do not consume food or/and water on the days dedicated to the Gods they believe in, to show their dedication and to gain health and prosperityKatha. Thereafter they donate alms to the beggars to seek their blessings.
Significance of Amlaki Ekadhshi
According to “Vishnu Puran” Amla was originated by spitting of VishnuVishnuVishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,... It is believed that the people who keep fast would get rid of the all their sins. They would be blessed with good fortune equivalent to what they would get if they donate hundred cows.
Mythological Importance of Amla that devotees worship Amla tree
Devotees worship of Amla for its mythological importance.
According to Hindu Mythological story, Vishu and his wife LakshmiLakshmiLakshmi is a Hindu goddess who is regarded as the ultimate deity of wealth... dwell in the Amla tree.
According to another Hindu Mythological story, It is believed that Vishnu's incarnation, KrishnaKrishnaIt is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must... and his consort RadhaRadhaRadha, also known as Radhika and Radharani was a Gopi (milkmaid)... reside near the tree.
Scientific Importance of Amla that devotees worship Amla tree
Devotees worship of Amla for its medicinal qualities. Each and every part of the Amla tree is useful and the fruit in particular is used in Ayurvedic medicinal preparations and Amla is rich in Vitamin C.