For all the posts in this Holidays & Observances series, go here.
For prologue on Ekadasi, go to the very first post here.
Prologue: I have been meaning to write a series about Holidays and Observances that we (my family and friends) follow in both India (my birth country) and USA (my adopted country). This series is dedicated to those. On a side note, perhaps I might witness some of the celebrations from other countries as well that may get their way into this series. 🙂
The first Ekadasi for the month of April is Kamada Ekadasi that occurred on April 1 this year (2023). Kamada means the accomplishment of all the wishes. On this day devotee worship Lord Krishna pray for their wishes to come true, get back their lost virtues.
As I mentioned in the very first Ekadasi post, if you put the religion aside, allowing your body to fast twice a month is an excellent way of cleansing and detoxifying to aid in repair and rejuvenation. Pictured cloth painting hangs in my Swing Room that depicts Lord Krishna and his consort Radha having a romantic time.