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Title: Should Nityananda-Gauranga fast on Bhima Nirjala Ekadasi
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-15 06:00:57
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krsna! We are fasting on Bhima Nirjala Ekadasi from all food and water,but should Sri Sri Nityananda-Gauranga fast too? From one side they take role of devotee, and from other side there is also example when Lord Gauranga ate grains on Ekadasi? Thank you. Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krsna!
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Thanks for doing Nirjala Ekadashi. Hearing, reading, kirtana and japa should be the main activities to done. They are the heart of Ekadashi vrata. Please read this thread for the answer to your question. Thus according to our capacity, Lords Nityananda Gauranga should be offered full grain bhoga on Ekadashis as They should not be made to starve just because we have to fast as They are the Supreme Personalities of Godhead. This is confirmed by the fact that Lord Gauranga ate the full-grain offerings of Shrila Hiranya and Shrila Jagadish on Ekadashi.