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in the vedic culture the day starts at sunrise

sometimes ekadasi starts after sunrise so is impure (this is my faulty understanding here)

so on those occaisons we start te fast the next day at sunrise.

How is the actual start time for Ekadasi measured, is it the moonrise?



"The ekadasi tithi must start at least 1 hr. 36 min. (two muhurtas) before sunrise, i.e. by the beginning of dawn, arunodaya, if the ekadasi vrata or fasting is to be observed on that particular day. If the tithi starts after this time, even though before sunrise, the ekadasi is called viddha or contaminated, and the ekadasi fast should be rejected on that day and observed on the next day. This may or may not combine with conditions for mahadvadasi fast, but in either case a viddha ekadasi cannot be used for fasting." (jyotishi Shyamasundara P. ACBSP)

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