Nrsimha, Gauranga, and in between

January 12, 2014 |

English with தமிழ் Translation; Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India

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Question:

Should devotees observe a full fast of abstaining from water on Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi? Some devotees, don’t go to bed on Ekadashi, they stay awake all night and as soon as the night is over, they go to sleep. What should our attitude be?

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