Ashadhi Ekadashi Special Food | Ekadashi Vrat Recipes

Lord Vitthal

Ashadhi Ekadashi Special Food | Ekadashi Vrat Recipes Ashadhi Ekadashi,also known as Devashyani Ekadashi,is the biggest festival of the Warkari.This holy day has special significance.Many people observes Ashadhi Ekadashi or Maha Ekadashi,which honours an incarnation of Lord Vishnu,Lord Vitthal.On the day of Ashadhi Ekadashi,millions of Warakari’s and devotees visit Pandharpur to pay homage to Lord Vitthal.

What is Ekadashi

Dates and timings for Ekadashi are important for those who want to worship lord Vishnu.According to the Hindu calender,Ekadashi is the eleventh lunar day of each of two lunar phases-Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha.Hence,there are two Ekadashi days in a Hindu calender month.Totally there are 24 types of Ekadashi in a year, all associated with various incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

The Ekadashi that comes to the Shukla paksha in the month of Ashadh is called Devashyani Ashadhi Ekadashi.This day is very is very important from a spiritual and religious point of view.

Pandharpur Wari | Ashadhi Wari

Pandharpur Wari | Ashadhi Wari

According to the nearly 800 year old tradition,Millions of devotees from all over Maharashtra comes to Pandharpur on foot to Ashadhi Ekadashi chanting the name of Vitthal.This is called Ashadi Wari.They bathe in the moon and pay obeisance to Vitthal.

The foot march of millions of devotees from the corners of Maharashtra comes to this Wari walking the long distances.Dindi’s from various places are organized on the occasion of Ashadhi Ekadashi.

On this day,the Palanquin or Palkhi of Saint Gajanan Maharaj Palkhi comes from Shegaon,Sant Dnyaneshwar Palkhi from Alandi,Sant Tukaram from Dehu,Sant Nivrittinath Palkhi from Trimbakeshwar,Sant Eknath from Paithan,Sant Muktabai from Muktainagar and Sant Kabira from North India.

The foot march by devotees from various locations in Maharashtra to Vithoba temple,Pandharpur, attracts a total of over a million pilgrims every year. The journey takes 21 days. 

Ashadhi Ekadashi Special Food | Ekadashi Vrat Recipes

Ashadhi Ekadashi Special Food

On the day of Ekadashi,devotees keep a strict fast and break their fast on the next day only after sunrise.Devotees can choose to observe vrat with water or without water or with only fruits.Also many people consume special foods made from Rajgira,Sabudana(sago),Potato,Ratale(sweet potato)Varai(sama rice),Peanuts in the afternoon and nights on this day.

Ashadhi Ekadashi Special Food | Ekadashi Vrat Recipes

course : fasting food,vrat food

cuisine : Maharashtrian,Indian

author : suchita pradeep satpute

Collection Of Ashadhi Ekadashi Special Food | Ekadashi Vrat Recipes

Listed below are the Collection of Ekadashi Food that can be served for lunch,dinner,snacks or sweets.Few from these can be prepared for breakfast also.

Farali Idli

We always have sabudana khichdi or sama rice(bhagar)(भगर) as food for fasting.So to have some twist or change in this regular food I am  going to prepare a very easy recipe from sabudana and sama rice(bhagar/भगर)…i.e.Farali Idli or Upwas ki Idli.Read more here…

Farali Dhokla

Farali Dhokla Recipe | Vrat Dhokla | Upwas Dhokla is a healthy and delicious savoury steamed snacks.Read more

Upwasache Dhirde | Farali Chilla

Upwasache Dhirde Upwasache Dhirde | Farali Chilla | Spicy Farali Dosa
Fasting food are observed as high calorie food.Still are always eated with chaos.But most of the times leads to stomach issues.To overcome this problem and to have a healthy fast,Upwasache Dhirde or Farali Chilla are the good options.Read more here…

Upwas Thalipeeth

Upvas Thalipeeth | Navratri Recipe is a multi-grain pancake which is a popular Maharashtrian recipe that is widely prepared during the fast.These thalipeeths are prepared from the special type of flour mix that can be prepared easily at home and is popularly called as Thalipeethachi Bhajni.Read more here…

Shengdanyachi Aamti

Peanut Amti or Upwasachi Shengdanyachi Amti Recipe is a popular Maharashtrian recipe prepared during Navratri or on fasting days. It is also called as Shengdanyachi Amti in marathi where Shengdana means peanuts and Amti means curry.Read more…

Farali Pattice

Farali Pattice | Farali Aloo Pattice is a popular fasting or a vrat dish.Mainly originated from state of Gujrat.The name itself tells it is a prepared for fasting.It is widely found in many sweet marts as a snack item.Read more…

Farali Jalebi

Farali Aloo Jalebi | Farali Jalebi | Vrat Jalebi as name suggests is a fasting or vrat dish recipe.Jalebi is a mouthwatering sweet dish originated from North India.Read more…

Rajgira Sheera

Rajgira Sheera | Rajgira Halwa Recipe  is one more nutritious and healthy sweet dish which usually consumed during fasting prepared for fasting as it is very easy to digest and keep your stomach full for long period of time.Read more…

Rajgeera Ladu

Rajgira Ladoo or Ramdana Ladoo or Amarnath Ladoo’s are prepared from the seeds of amaranth/rajgira.Here the rajgira seeds are popped and then mixed with the jaggery syrup and are then moulded into the ladoo’s.Read more…

Gajar Halwa

Gajar halwa also called as Carrot halwa is a sweet dessert.This dessert is generally prepared in all households during festive season or any occasion.Read more…

Gulaab Jamun

Gulab jamun is a popular Indian sweet that is prepared from milk solids traditionally khoya or mawa.Read more…

Farali Idli-Dhokla Flour Premix

Farali Idli-Dhokla Flour | Farali Idli-Dhokla Premix is usually made for fasts or upwaas from which we can prepare delicious idli’s or dhokla’s.Read more…

Upwas Thalipeeth Bhajni

Upvasachi Bhajni | Navratri Recipe is nothing but the fasting flour which is a quick and easy recipe that can be prepared in less period of time.It is made from Bhagar or Samo Rice,Sago or Sabudana and Rajgira.Read more…


Shrikhand is a sweet desert originated from states of Maharashtra and also Gujrat..It is nothing but a curd which is hunged with the help of muslin cloth for around 8-10 hours or overnight to drain out the excess of water.Read more…


Amrakhand is a semisoft,sweetish sour dessert with the goodness of creamy,rich and decadant Shrikhand with ripe mango puree.Read more…


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