Indira Ekadashi Vrata (Forthe peace and satiation of deceased ancestors and for their redemption)
This fast is most auspicious for the eradication of sins and redemption of deceased ancestors.
Method This fast is observed on the Krishna Ekadashi of the month of Ashwin. On the day of Dasami after having bath show lot of devotion towards your ancestors. In the afternoon after Shradh one should have bath once again. Again do the Shradh of ancestors with devotion in front of Shaligram Shila. Have food only once and sleep on the floor. On the day of Ekadashi worship Lord Shaligrama after having bath. Offer sweet oblation and serve among the devotees. Have only fruits during fast. Avoid having food. Avoid sexuality and sleep near God. Next day have food. Offer food and money to 5 Brahmins. Read Indira Ekadashi Vrata Katha.