19850925 Srimad-Bhagavatam.8.17.25-28 & 8.18 Summary Vamana Dvadasi Pastime Of Lord Vamanadeva @ Atlanta, USA

The Following is a lecture given by his holiness Jayapataka Swami on September 25th 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia The class begins with the reading from Srimadbhagabatam 8th canto, chapter 17, text 25th to 28th

He kesava, who was taking the form of a dwarf, tips of your lotus feet , can tell tips nails of your lotus feet are the cause of purifying the entire universe by having the water from the Ganges from your lotus feet are as penetrating as to this universe , you are the tribikrom or the person who have taken the three steps. You are the personality purnosuddha( 1.36) bikrom prokash purbok Datyaraj, you are ah..the person who has of course be compeled the potency of –the demon Bali to take surrender unto his lotus feet , oh hari— takes our minds with the transcendental pastimes all glories be unto you. so avatara whatever the avatara appears, all the avataras appears from Krishna, that is Vishnu -2.30- we worship the only Avatara, we worship as Krishna posses all the avatara. However since here is Vamana Dvadasi so we would mention something directly about Lord Vamana 02.45 (not .audible) —understanding all the Avataras are actually Krishnas 02.53---all the various avatara.whether,Vamana, Matshya, Barah, Narasimha, So 03.15 to 03.24 ( not audible) Lord Vamanadeva appeared—Rama and Vamana ganges water. 0 3.29 to 03.45(not audible) today is rarer mahadvadasi 43,50 to 4.03 (not audible) chapter 17 After Aditi performed the payo-vrata ceremony for twelve continuous days, the Lord, who was certainly very pleased with her, appeared before her with four hands and dressed in yellow garments. As soon as Aditi saw the Supreme Personality of Godhead present before her, she immediately got up, and with great ecstatic love for the Lord she fell to the ground to offer respectful obeisances. Aditi’s throat was choked because of ecstatic feelings, and her entire body trembled with devotion. Although she wanted to offer suitable prayers to the Lord, she could not do anything, and thus she remained silent for some time. Then, feeling solace, observing the beauty of the Lord, she offered her prayers. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supersoul of all living entities, was very pleased with her, and He agreed to become her son by incarnating as a plenary expansion. He was already pleased by Kaśyapa Muni’s austerities, and thus He agreed to become their son and maintain the demigods. After giving His word of honor to this effect, the Lord disappeared. Following the order of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Aditi engaged in the service of Kaśyapa Muni, who could see by samādhi that the Lord was within him and who thus placed his semen in the womb of Aditi. Lord Brahmā, who is known as Hiraṇyagarbha, understood that the Supreme Personality of Godhead had entered Aditi’s womb. Thus he offered prayers to the Lord. what about the prayers, we see śrī-brahmovāca jayorugāya bhagavann urukrama namo ’stu te  namo brahmaṇya-devāya tri-guṇāya namo namaḥ

Translation: Lord Brahmā said: O Supreme Personality of Godhead, all glories unto You, who are glorified by all and whose activities are all uncommon. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, O Lord of the transcendentalists, controller of the three modes of nature. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You again and again.

namas te pṛśni-garbhāya veda-garbhāya vedhase  tri-nābhāya tri-pṛṣṭhāya śipi-viṣṭāya viṣṇave

I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, the all-pervading Lord Viṣṇu, who have entered the cores of the hearts of all living entities. All the three worlds reside within Your navel, yet You are above the three worlds. Formerly You appeared as the son of Pṛśni. To You, Prisni: Prisni; To You, the supreme creator, who are understood only through Vedic knowledge, I offer my respectful obeisances.

tvam ādir anto bhuvanasya madhyam ananta-śaktiṁ puruṣaṁ yam āhuḥ  kālo bhavān ākṣipatīśa viśvaṁ sroto yathāntaḥ patitaṁ gabhīram

Translation: O my Lord, You are the beginning, the manifestation and the ultimate dissolution of the three worlds, and You are celebrated in the Vedas as the reservoir of unlimited potencies, the Supreme Person. O my Lord, as waves attract branches and leaves that have fallen into deep water, You, the supreme eternal time factor, attract everything in this universe.

Purport: The time factor is sometimes described as kāla-srota, waves of time. Everything in this material world is within the time factor and is being carried away by waves of attraction, which represent the Supreme Personality of Godhead. tvaṁ vai prajānāṁ sthira-jaṅgamānāṁ prajāpatīnām asi sambhaviṣṇuḥ  divaukasāṁ deva divaś cyutānāṁ parāyaṇaṁ naur iva majjato ’psu  My Lord, You are the original generator of all living entities, stationary or moving, and You are also the generator of the Prajāpatis. O my Lord, as a boat is the only hope for a person drowning in the water; You are the only shelter for the demigods, who are now bereft of their heavenly position. Chapter 18; Lord Vāmanadeva appeared in this world from the womb of Aditi completely equipped with conch shell, disc, club and lotus. His bodily hue was blackish, and He was dressed in yellow garments. Lord Viṣṇu appeared at an auspicious moment on Śravaṇa-dvādaśī when the Abhijit star had arisen. At that time, in all the three worlds (including the higher planetary system, outer space and this earth), all the demigods, the cows, the brāhmaṇas and even the seasons were happy because of God’s appearance. Therefore this auspicious day is called Vijayā. When the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who has a sac-cid-ānanda body, appeared as the son of Kaśyapa and Aditi, both of His parents were very astonished. After His appearance, the Lord assumed the form of a dwarf (Vāmana). Vamana means dwarf .All the great sages expressed their jubilation, and with Kaśyapa Muni before them they performed the birthday ceremony of Lord Vāmana. At the time of Lord Vāmanadeva’s sacred thread ceremony, He was honored by the sun-god, Bṛhaspati, the goddess presiding over the planet earth, the deity of the heavenly planets, His mother, Lord Brahmā, Kuvera, the seven ṛṣis and others. Lord Vāmanadeva then visited the sacrificial arena on the northern side of the Narmadā River, at the field known as Bhṛgukaccha, where brāhmaṇas of the Bhṛgu dynasty were performing yajñas. Wearing a belt made of muñja straw, an upper garment of deerskin and a sacred thread and carrying in His hands a daṇḍa, an umbrella and a waterpot (kamaṇḍalu), Lord Vāmanadeva appeared in the sacrificial arena of Mahārāja Bali. Because of His transcendentally effulgent presence, all the priests were diminished in their prowess, and thus they all stood from their seats and offered prayers to Lord Vāmanadeva. Even Lord Śiva accepts on his head the Ganges water generated from the toe of Lord Vāmanadeva. Therefore, after washing the Lord’s feet, Bali Mahārāja immediately accepted the water from the Lord’s feet on his head and felt that he and his predecessors had certainly been glorified. Then Bali Mahārāja inquired of Lord Vāmanadeva’s welfare and requested the Lord to ask him for money, jewels or anything He might desire. yad yad vaṭo vāñchasi tat pratīccha me tvām arthinaṁ vipra-sutānutarkaye  gāṁ kāñcanaṁ guṇavad dhāma mṛṣṭaṁ tathānna-peyam uta vā vipra-kanyām  grāmān samṛddhāṁs turagān gajān vā rathāṁs tathārhattama sampratīccha  O son of a brāhmaṇa, it appears that You have come here to ask me for something. Therefore, whatever You want You may take from me. O best of those who are worshipable. You may take from me a cow, gold, a furnished house, palatable food and drink, the daughter of a brāhmaṇa for Your wife, prosperous villages, horses, elephants, chariots or whatever You desire. 12.30 (very low sound) So anything he desire, sampraticcha When Balimaharaja was thinking Lord Vamanadeva , son of a Brahmana told him to ask for anything He liked, Lord Vāmanadeva praised Hiraṇyakaśipu and Hiraṇyākṣa for their heroic activities, and after thus praising the family in which Bali Mahārāja had been born, He begged the King for three paces of land. Bali Mahārāja agreed to give this land in charity, since this was very insignificant, but Śukrācārya, who could understand that Vāmanadeva was Viṣṇu, the friend of the demigods, forbade Bali Mahārāja to give this land. Śukrācārya advised Bali Mahārāja to withdraw his promise. He explained that in subduing others, in joking, in responding to danger, in acting for the welfare of others, and so on, one could refuse to fulfill one’s promise, and there would be no fault. By this philosophy, Śukrācārya tried to dissuade Bali Mahārāja from giving land to Lord Vāmanadeva. 13.4 5 to 14.05 so he is praising how one has been ever born in your family who has reduced to give charity to brahmana who is berely satisfied of whatever they wanted. Bali Maharaja’s father, Virocana, the son of Mahārāja Prahlāda, was very affectionate toward brāhmaṇas. Text 14 Although he knew very well that it was the demigods who had come to him in the dress of brāhmaṇas, at their request he delivered to them the duration of his life. Purport: Mahārāja Virocana, Bali’s father, was so pleased with the brāhmaṇa community that even though he knew that those approaching him for charity were the demigods in the dress of brāhmaṇas, he nonetheless agreed to give it. So after saying all these praises then he said that he want three paces of land ;(break) 14.44even the person has whole world he still may not be satisfied. Śukrācārya’s logic is however this. he said Therefore, the safe course is to say no. Although it is a falsehood, it protects one completely, it draws the compassion of others toward oneself, and it gives one full facility to collect money from others for oneself. Nonetheless, if one always pleads that he has nothing, he is condemned, for he is a dead body while living, or while still breathing he should be killed. Somehow rich people used to say that I am very poor, don’t have any , even Śukrācārya is saying that,everywhere a rich person always saying he is a poor is good to death. …15.24— But he gives his logics In flattering a woman to bring her under control, in joking, in a marriage ceremony, in earning one’s livelihood, when one’s life is in danger, in protecting cows and brahminical culture, or in protecting a person from an enemy’s hand, falsity is never condemned. that means one can lie. Bali Mahārāja Surrenders the Universe After hearing the instructive advice of Śukrācārya, Bali Mahārāja became contemplative. Uuhhoo. Because it is the duty of a householder to maintain the principles of religion, economic development and sense gratification, Bali Mahārāja thought it improper to withdraw his promise to the brahmacārī. To lie or fail to honor a promise given to a brahmacārī is never proper, .16.32 .of course sanyasis. for lying is the most sinful activity. Everyone should be afraid of the sinful reactions to lying, for mother earth cannot even bear the weight of a sinful liar. ssssssssuuuu The spreading of a kingdom or empire is temporary; if there is no benefit for the general public, such expansion has no value. Previously, all the great kings and emperors expanded their kingdoms with a regard for the welfare of the people in general. Indeed, while engaged in such activities for the benefit of the general public, eminent men sometimes even sacrificed their lives. It is said that one who is glorious in his activities is always living and never dies. Therefore, fame should be the aim of life, and even if one becomes poverty-stricken for the sake of a good reputation, that is not a loss. Bali Mahārāja thought that even if this brahmacārī, Vāmanadeva, were Lord Viṣṇu, if the Lord accepted his charity and then again arrested him, Bali Mahārāja would not envy Him. Considering all these points, Bali Mahārāja finally gave in charity everything he possessed. Lord Vāmanadeva then immediately extended Himself into a universal body. By the mercy of Lord Vāmanadeva, Bali Mahārāja could see that the Lord is all-pervading and that everything rests in His body. Bali Mahārāja could see Lord Vāmanadeva as the Supreme Viṣṇu, wearing a helmet, yellow garments, the mark of Śrīvatsa, the Kaustubha jewel, a flower garland, and ornaments decorating His entire body. The Lord gradually covered the entire surface of the world, and by extending His body He covered the entire sky. With His hands He covered all directions, and with His second footstep He covered the entire upper planetary system. Therefore there was no vacant place where He could take His third footstep. Bali Maharaja was given instruction by his Guru With the second step the Supreme Personality of Godhead reached the topmost planet of the universe, Brahmaloka, which He diminished in beauty by the effulgence of His toenails. Thus Lord Brahmā, accompanied by great sages like Marīci and the predominating deities of all the higher planets, offered humble prayers and worship to the Lord. They washed the Lord’s feet and worshiped Him with all paraphernalia. Ṛkṣarāja, Jāmbavān, played his bugle to vibrate the glories of the Lord. When Bali Mahārāja was deprived of all his possessions, the demigods; demons were very angry. Although Bali Mahārāja warned them not to do so, they took up weapons against Lord Viṣṇu. All of them were defeated, however, by Lord Viṣṇu’s eternal associates, and, in accordance with Bali Mahārāja’s order, they all entered the lower planets of the universe. Understanding Lord Viṣṇu’s purpose, Garuḍa, the carrier of Lord Viṣṇu, immediately arrested Bali Mahārāja with the ropes of Varuṇa. When Bali Mahārāja was thus reduced to a helpless position, Lord Viṣṇu asked him for the third step of land. Because Lord Viṣṇu appreciated Bali Mahārāja’s determination and integrity, when Bali Mahārāja was unable to fulfill his promise, Lord Viṣṇu ascertained that the place for him would be the planet Sutala, which is better than the planets of heaven. Demons has been exalted that Bali Maharaja who is always fix in his truthfulness being very kind and merciful, cheated by Vishnu , so they decided to to kill Vishnu. takes the arms-20.23- Demons have moral standards, but they always..20.30 inimical to supreme personality of Godhead. O King of the demons, you have promised to give Me three steps of land, but I have occupied the entire universe with two steps. Now think about where I should put My third. yāvat tapaty asau gobhir yāvad induḥ sahoḍubhiḥ  yāvad varṣati parjanyas tāvatī bhūr iyaṁ tava  As far as the sun and moon shine with the stars and as far as the clouds pour rain, all the land throughout the universe is in your possession. Because you have been unable to give charity according to your promise, the rule is that you should go down to live in the hellish planets. Therefore, in accordance with the order of Śukrācārya, your spiritual master, now go down and live there. of Śukrācārya cursed him because of his disobedience to go to hell. So Lord Vishnu fulfilled that curse but actually give him the place to live Sutala, which is better than heaven. 21.37 ( devotees speaking) Yeah. one of the lower planetary system was better than heaven. Bali Mahārāja was extremely truthful. Being unable to keep his promise, he was very much afraid, for he knew that one who has deviated from truthfulness is insignificant in the eyes of society. An exalted person can suffer the consequences of hellish life, but he is very much afraid of being defamed for deviation from the truth.of course he is always being called oh it is sutala 22.00—sutala is actually better than heaven . he is felt that to fail 22.10
he is not worried that oh my God, why that all he is not thinking , not he is glorified , I was ----down not knowing who he was he started thinking I have been promised to give three steps but , I have not being able to fulfill it. I am lied , you can understand how great this person is. any normal person you know , give me something ----22.44— pbobably a person revoke sometimes he got angry. Sometime says get out. Bali Maharaja, eventhough he finally wiped out his whole kingdom. He is feeling bad that I could not fulfill my promise. you see the—(22.55 to 23.05).—is respective. Bali Mahārāja agreed with great pleasure to accept the punishment awarded him by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. In Bali Mahārāja’s dynasty there were many asuras who because of their enmity toward Viṣṇu had achieved a destination more exalted than that of many mystic yogīs. Bali Mahārāja specifically remembered the determination of Prahlāda Mahārāja in devotional service. Considering all these points, he decided to give his head in charity as the place for Viṣṇu’s third step. Bali Mahārāja also considered how great personalities give up their family relationships and material possessions to satisfy the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Indeed, they sometimes even sacrifice their lives for the satisfaction of the Lord, just to become His personal servants. Accordingly, by following in the footsteps of previous ācāryas and devotees, Bali Mahārāja perceived himself successful. While Bali Mahārāja, having been arrested by the ropes of Varuṇa, was offering prayers to the Lord, his grandfather Prahlāda Mahārāja appeared there and described how the Supreme Personality of Godhead had delivered Bali Mahārāja by taking his possessions in a tricky way. While Prahlāda Mahārāja was present, Lord Brahmā and Bali’s wife, Vindhyāvali, described the supremacy of the Supreme Lord. Since Bali Mahārāja had given everything to the Lord, they prayed for his release. The Lord then described how a nondevotee’s possession of wealth is a danger whereas a devotee’s opulence is a benediction from the Lord. Then, being pleased with Bali Mahārāja, the Supreme Lord offered His disc to protect Bali Mahārāja and promised to remain with him. śrī-balir uvāca yady uttamaśloka bhavān mameritaṁ vaco vyalīkaṁ sura-varya manyate  karomy ṛtaṁ tan na bhavet pralambhanaṁ padaṁ tṛtīyaṁ kuru śīrṣṇi me nijam

Translation: Bali Mahārāja said: O best Personality of Godhead, most worshipable for all the demigods, if You think that my promise has become false, I shall certainly rectify matters to make it truthful. I cannot allow my promise to be false. Please, therefore, place Your third lotus footstep on my head. I do not fear being deprived of all my possessions, living in hellish life, being arrested for poverty by the ropes of Varuṇa or being punished by You as much as I fear defamation. Although a father, mother, brother or friend may sometimes punish one as a well-wisher, they never punish their subordinate like this. But because You are the most worshipable Lord, I regard the punishment You have given me as most exalted. Since Your Lordship is indirectly the greatest well-wisher of us demons, You act for our best welfare by posing as if our enemy. Because demons like us always aspire for a position of false prestige, by chastising us You give us the eyes by which to see the right path. Many demons who were continuously inimical toward You finally achieved the perfection of great mystic yogīs. Your Lordship can perform one work to serve many purposes, and consequently, although You have punished me in many ways, I do not feel ashamed of having been arrested by the ropes of Varuṇa, nor do I feel aggrieved. Glorifying Maharaja Prahlada What is the use of the material body, which automatically leaves its owner at the end of life? And what is the use of all one’s family members, who are actually plunderers taking away money that is useful for the service of the Lord in spiritual opulence? What is the use of a wife? She is only the source of increasing material conditions. And what is the use of family, home, country and community? Attachment for them merely wastes the valuable energy of one’s lifetime. So he is glorifying how he was very fortunate. --27.08—To be first--- to take shelter of the Lord Vishnu. The Lord said, that he become king of heavenly planet till the appearing of---manu known as Saborni (27.15) till that time is given him a place which is unattainable even by the Demigods. So live in the planet Sutala which is made by Biswakarma according to my order which is specially protected by me, it is free from mental and bodily miseries ,dirty dizziness, and all other disturbances.; Bali Maharaja may now go there and live there peasefully , even the demigods accepts the way this places can not be attacked 28.00 not audible In another words Equal to heaven but the heaven can neither be disturbed by onward calamities neither by any mental or bodily miseries. So although it basically may seem in similar level the heavenly planets’… 28.20 to 28.28 not audible. O Bali Mahārāja [Indrasena], now you may go to the planet Sutala, which is desired even by the demigods. Live there peacefully, surrounded by your friends and relatives. All good fortune unto you On The planet sutala not even be predominating deities of other planets, what to speak of ordinary people will be able to conquer you. As far as the demons are concerned, If they transgress your rule my disc will kill them. The demons are normally pretty unruly

O great hero, I shall always be with you and give you protection in all respects along with your associates and paraphernalia. Moreover, you will always be able to see Me there.

29.44 Immediately be vanquished. The great soul Bali Mahārāja experienced that the highest gain in life is to attain devotional service under the shelter of the Lord’s lotus feet in full surrender. Being fixed in this conclusion, his heart full of ecstatic devotion and his eyes full of tears, he offered obeisances to the Personality of Godhead and then, with his associates, entered the planet known as Sutala. Thus the Supreme Personality of Godhead satisfied the desire of Aditi and reinstalled Lord Indra. Prahlāda Mahārāja, being aware of Bali’s release from arrest, then described the transcendental pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in this material world. Prahlāda Mahārāja praised the Supreme Lord for creating the material world, for being equal to everyone and for being extremely liberal to the devotees, just like a desire tree. So who wants to know why god has created the material world. In effulgence prahlada praised god for creating material world. Indeed, Prahlāda Mahārāja said that the Lord is kind not only to His devotees but also to the demons. In this way he described the unlimited causeless mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Then, with folded hands, he offered his respectful obeisances unto the Lord, and after circumambulating the Lord he also entered the planet Sutala in accordance with the Lord’s order. The Lord then ordered Śukrācārya to describe Bali Mahārāja’s faults and discrepancies in executing the sacrificial ceremony. 30.00 Śukrācārya became free from fruitive actions by chanting the holy name of the lord. This is a great virtue of the holy name that every religious practice becomes perfect by chanting the holy name. Śukrācārya explained how chanting can diminish all the faults of the conditioned soul. He then completed Bali Mahārāja’s sacrificial ceremony. All the great saintly persons accepted Lord Vāmanadeva as the benefactor of Lord Indra because He had returned Indra to his heavenly planet. They accepted the Supreme Personality of Godhead as the maintainer of all the affairs of the universe. Being very happy, Indra, along with his associates, placed Vāmanadeva before him and reentered the heavenly planet in their airplane. Having seen the wonderful activities of Lord Viṣṇu in the sacrificial arena of Bali Mahārāja, all the demigods, saintly persons, Pitās, Bhūtas and Siddhas glorified the Lord again and again. The chapter concludes by saying that the most auspicious function of the conditioned soul is to chant and hear about the glorious activities of Lord Viṣṇu. ya idaṁ deva-devasya harer adbhuta-karmaṇaḥ  harer adbhuta-karmaṇaḥ  avatārānucaritaṁ śṛṇvan yāti parāṁ gatim

If one hears about the uncommon activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in His various incarnations, he is certainly elevated to the higher planetary system or even brought back home, back to Godhead.

kriyamāṇe karmaṇīdaṁ daive pitrye ’tha mānuṣe  yatra yatrānukīrtyeta tat teṣāṁ sukṛtaṁ viduḥ

Whenever the activities of Vāmanadeva are described in the course of a ritualistic ceremony, whether the ceremony be performed to please the demigods, to please one’s forefathers in Pitṛloka, or to celebrate a social event like a marriage, that ceremony should be understood to be extremely auspicious.

Om tad sad There are three kinds of ceremonies — specifically, ceremonies to please the Supreme Personality of Godhead or the demigods, those performed for social celebrations like marriages and birthdays, and those meant to please the forefathers, like the śrāddha ceremony. In all these ceremonies, large amounts of money are spent for various activities, but here it is suggested that if along with this there is recitation of the wonderful activities of Vāmanadeva, certainly the ceremony will be carried out successfully and will be free of all discrepancies. Hare Krishna.

vamanadeva ki Trivikramaya ki; jay Devotees speaking ; Jay Gour Premanande Haribol. Any Questions ? yeah
34.14 to 34.33( not audible) A day has 23 hours and some minutes according to our lunar calculation.entered the tithi. so ekadasi is the tithi eleventh day of the lunar calendar, full cycle. So for a day we considered the eventh day and has to form within the sunrise . so ekadasi begins after Brahmamuhurto, then its considered to be weak ekadasi. Therefore ekadasi is observed in the next day. Otherwise we have 24 hours in lunar calendar 23 hours and some minutes ,lunar calenders so sometimes it happened that, the sun rises at the ten, they have the lunar calendar after few minutes eleventh begin, a few minutes high elements contain within, the solar day, the sun rises on the next day on the 12 No, we don’t When that happens , ekasasi effectively disappeared. You see sometimes in the calendar , it is the eighth day of the fact. Sometimes we had to there were no ekadasi, how was this possible possible. One of the day after they have to extend, matters have so much, sometimes that happens by Krishna Janmastami and 9th tithi, the day after the sometimes ekadasi , sometimes disappeared ,sometimes the whole day . Was just happen in 12 years. So technically speaking whatever was , sunrise the day begins,..36.58 astrological calculation according the vedic astrology. So the sun may rises , the particular tithi is false that least say next the day in other words its even 10 mins left tnen the 10th ththi on the day the sun rises on just to minutes it is entitled the day begins I that tithi. Tithi is the word mean for lunar day, lunar day, day by lunar calculation.
37.50 to 37.56 It’s a cycle by there at 28th…….. When an ekadasi begins at when the sun was already the arunoday stage it means raddish in sky so such ekadasis have to begin from the 4th bramhamuhurto according to philosophy, the weak ekadasi begins too late therefore we observe it to next day, the mahadvadasi so this is something like that just like so many situations astrology many of those situated is happened then ekadasi is not considered to be ekadasi. It not considered to be the best to next day which is observed by as mahadvadasi. (devotees speaking; not audible) Technically the sun rose that being the tithi but the lunar calendar of the day 12 a day that gargamuni that is to say dadasi somehow the ekadasi was hastle therefore it succedded the next day dadasi, dwadasi mahadvadasi, in conscious functions of ekadasi if so gone to mahadvdasi to ekadasi vamana dadasi is not it is rarer mahadvadasi normally vamana is a normal dvadasi is no fast in normal dvadasi so this ekadasi not to next day because they have to. So as regular principle one must fast in ekadasi , must feast in dvadasi so I think have the present ekadasi we have to feast in dvadasi .today is mahadvadasi , having more fasting Devotees laughing

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