It is a Hindu Holy Day and it is celebrated on the lunar month of Phagun (February – March). As we all know, worship is the integral part of Hindu system as it is said that God is omnipresent and on this day worship of Amalaka or Amla tree is done Indian Gooseberry or Phyllanthus emblica.
This day also mark the beginning of the festival of colours and happiness – Holi.
Holi is celebrated throughout the North India and particularly in Uttar Pradesh, it also marks the end of winters.
The story of Amla Ekadashi is as follows:
During March, Amalaki Ekadashi takes places and it is also known as Amla or Gooseberry Ekdashi and it is said that that Amla tree is associated with Lord Vishnu and it is also highly scared tree and this tree brought to Earth, by Lord Vishnu, in order of proper sustainability of the world.
Many people observe fast on this day and it is said that Amla tree, is part of Lord Vishnu only and fasting today will give you blessings of the Lord Vishnu.
This day is celebrated by playing Holi with flowers and the distribution of Laddos and other sweets also takes place.
Tithi of the Ekadashi are as follows:
Ekadashi Tithi Begins= 00:17 on 8/March/ 2017
Ekadashi Tithi Ends =22:49 on 8/March/2017