Rama Ekadashi - Sunday 19th October
Rama Ekadashi - Aso Vad Ekadashi
King Yudhishthir once asked Bhagwan, "O Shree Krishna! What is the name of the Ekadashi that falls in the Vad fortnight of Aso months and what is its significance?"
Bhagwan replied, "O king! This Ekadashi is called Rama Ekadashi. Listen to its Mahatmya. There was king named Muchkund in the bygone era. Indra - the king of Devtas, Varun, Kuber and other Devtas were his friends. King Muchkund was a staunch devotee of Bhagwan Vishnu and followed the path of Dharma and truth. The holy River Chandrabhaga was born as his daughter. She was married off to Sobhan, the son of King Chandrasen. Once Sobhan came to visit his father-in-law on the eve of Rama Ekadashi. His wife - Chandrabhaga thought that her husband is physically too weak to undertake fast for the day. She was aware of the fact that her father had decreed that everyone in his kingdom mustl observe fast on Ekadashi.