|Monthly Fasting Puja|
When we analyze the rationale of our holy days, we discover that our ancients took particular care to effect a synthesis of Yoga-Karma, Janana and Bhakti.
On Astami days (8th day) meals should only be taken at night after worship of Durga. Astami the 8th lunar day, Chaturdasi the 14th lunar day in the dark half are sure to bring success for the person.
On Ekadashi, the 11th day in the bright and dark lunar fortnights, food during the day is forbidden. Meals should be taken at night after the worship of Lord Vishnu.
On all Mondays and Pradosh, the 13th day in the bright or dark half fortnights, food shall be taken at nights after following Shiva's Pooja.