Padmini Ekadashi 2012 | How to observe Padmini Ekadasi - Malmasa Ekadashi | Padmini Ekadasi Fast Story

January 21, 2011 17:00  cyrilgupta

Padmini Ekadashi

The month which does not include Surya Sankranti is called Mal Maas or Adhi Masa. In whole of Mal Maas, Lord Shiva is specially worshipped. No auspicious work should be performed in this month. There is a tradition of worshiping the Ashiva imcarnation of Lord Shiva. In the Adhi Masa, Shiva Linga is offered water, Bel-leaves, Datura and flowers. 

Mal Masa (Padmini) Ekadasi Vrat

The Ekadasi of Malmasa or Purushotam Maas (Adhimasa) is called the Padmini Ekadashi. On this day, fast is observed and Puja of Shiva-Parvati and Radha-Krishna is performed. This Ekadashi has a special significance, since it does not occur every year. Person should perform full day fasting on Padmini Ekadashi. And, performing Jagran in the night is really significant, on this day. Person observing this fast must hear the story of fast, on this day.

Padmini Ekadashi Fast Method

Fast is started on Dashmi. Person needs to mentally prepares himself for the fast, on the night of Dashmi Tithi only. After having night meal on Dashmi, nothing else should be eaten. A person should have only Satvik (food with no garlic and onion) meal on this night. Person should not eat food in utensils of bronze, he should not eat meat, masoor, gram, honey, leafy vegetables, and borrowed food, on the Dashmi. On this day, pure and Satvik meal should be eaten and use of salt should be avoided. Person observing fast should sleep on earth on the day of Dashmi and should follow Brahmacharya.

He should wake up early in the morning, on the day of Ekadashi. And, after completing the routine works, he should do the Datun and rinse his mouth 12 times. Mud, Til, Kush and Amla should be used for bathing. While bathing, first of all , mud is applied and a prayer is performed- “O! mud, make me pure like yourself, by which a shall become capable to worship God.“ Bath can be taken at home, if not possible to go to a spiritual place.

Then a person should wear clean and good clothes. In the evening, Tarpan should be done and Puja should be performed by going to temple. Idol of Parvati- Shiva and Radha- Krishna is prepared and worshiped. An urn made of mud or copper is placed on the cereals. The urn is decorated with a cloth and on its mouth a dish of copper, silver or gold is placed. 

On this utensil, idol of God is placed and worshipped with incense stick, lamp, navedy, saffron etc. After that, Bhajans are performed. Avoid speaking lie and saying bad about master should be avoided.On the day of fast, the story of fast should be read or heard. Jagran should be performed at night and Lord Shiva should be worshipped. 

Padmini Ekadashi Fast Story

The story of Padmini Ekadashi is related of Ravan, the king of Lanka. Once, Ravan went for Digvijay (getting victories in all directions). In this journey of victory, he got defeated by Kartavirya Sahastrarjun. On getting defeated, he had to stay in prison of that king for many years. Finally he got free by the grace of Agastya Rishi. God Narad was very happy by the imprisonment of Ravan and he asked Rishi the reason behind Ravan’s defeat. 

Then, Rishi said that Kartavirya Arjun can be defeated only by Lord Vishnu, Because, his mother Padmini and father Kartavirya performed strong meditation in wish of a child. And, as told by Mahasati Anusuiya, both of them observed the fast of Padmini Ekadashi. Pleased by their devotion, Lord Vishnu appeared before them. And, blessed them with a heroic son, Arjun. That is why, Ravan also got defeated by Arjun.

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Effect of Mars in Cancer in Go char (Transit) | Mars Effect 2011

Effect of Mars in Cancer in Go char (Transit) | Mars Effect 2011

September 20, 2011 00:19  astrowriter3


Mars, the fiery planet entered in the Zodiac Sign Cancer on usually takes around 45 days to transit to the next sign. This time, Mars came in the Cancer on 10th Sept’2011 and will stay till 30th October 2011.

The Bloody Planet, Mars in astrology represents bravery, adventure, courage, defense, terror,  accidents, fire, fight, war, blood, weapon, extreme sexual drive, medicine, secrets, enemies, poison, the color red, cruelty, stones, land, strength of the body, prestige, metals, etc.

As per Mundane Astrology, it represents natural calamities, terrorism, bomb blast,  acts, wars, big fires, pirates, train accidents and mishaps. The presence of Mars in a sign for 45 days is dangerous,

If Mars is placed in the zodiac sign Cancer it becomes a classic disaster. Mars is debilitated in the sign of Cancer; which means that it brings out its worst fiery nature. Cancer is a watery sign makes Mars very uncomfortable.

The fiery planet, Mars, in Cancer, cause devastating fires and accidents. When a fiery Mars joins an airy sign it is known to cause plane accidents; whereas in earthy signs it is predicted to manifest its presence in the form of volcanic eruptions and earth quakes. And when Mars comes into a 'watery' sign like Cancer, destruction will be in some form of piracy, tsunami and floods. Destruction will have some connection with water forms.

Mars in Cancer has certain positive effects too. In nativity horoscope, Mars in Cancer is considered as good as it gives neechabhanga rajayoga. It is believed that a debilitated Mars is better than exalted Mars in giving positive results. So if in a horoscope, Mars if favorably disposed in the natal chart might give additional courage to face the troubles and achieved success. 

Effect of Mars in Cancer on different Zodiac sign:


Mars is the ruling planet for Aries. Debilitated Mars will lead to ill health, fever digestive troubles, blood discharge and depravity of character.   


Mars is the ruler of 7th and 12th house i.e. the house of losses, expenditure and house of  life partner, Marriage. Debilitated Mars in Cancer will give rise to some gain of objects, access to riches, pleasure from children and life partner. Health will improve during this period, chances of some extra marital affairs. Also, expenses or losses can be reduced.


For Gemini, debilitated Mars will bring some troubles, being placed in the 2nd house it will bring some riches, but some insult or disgrace is also indicated. 


Some health related problem will occur during this period. Some unexpected losses are also possible. Cancerians involved in the deals related to gambling or shares should be careful while investing money on new shares.


For Leos, happiness will be lost in this period, mothers health can be affected and eye infection could be possible. Some bilious complaints can also worry you. You might get a chace to visit abroad.


Mars in cancer will be favourable for the natives of Virgo. Some financial gains are possible during this period. Also health will improve during this time.


Being the lord of 2nd and 7th and placed in the house the natives may have to face some problem related to their life partner’s health. You may have to face some problem related to profession rest will be a fortunate time.


Mars being the lord of your sign placed in the 9th house will bring some health related problems, journeys to distant places, religious deeds and some legal problems.


For the natives of Sagittarius the period will be unfavourable. some unexpected losses and disgrace and mental worry can lead to depression. children’s health could be a concern.


You might have quarrel with your husband or wife during this period. stomach ache, indigestion eye troubles can upset your daily routine.


This period can bring relief from troubles, some financial gains and riches are possible. You will remain pretty cheerful during this period.


Loss of fortune is possible during this period. enemies will increase and fresh diseases can appear. You child can be disturbed due to ill health.

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