Perfect your Ekadasi fasting and please Lord Krishna!
According to Vedic scriptures, Ekadasi is the eleventh lunar day of every fortnight. Fasting and praying on this auspicious day leads to deliverance from sin. However, if one chooses to eat during this day, care must be taken to prepare the right dishes because certain foods are to be strictly avoided.
‘Devotional Dishes’ is a unique cookbook that features more than 260 fasting recipes, beautifully illustrated with full-color photography. These delicious recipes use only Ekadasi prescribed ingredients, letting readers create wholesome meals that will get them closer to their spiritual self, cleanse their body and even aid in weight loss. The efficacy of the Ekadasi fast is further enhanced by carrying out spiritual activities such as chanting or reading about Krishna’s pastimes.
Founded in 1972 by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust (BBT) is the world’s largest publisher of ancient and classic Vaishnava texts, epics, and contemporary works on the philosophy, theology and culture of Bhakti yoga. BBT especially emphasizes the works of the Gaudiya-Vaishnava tradition.
Its publications include original scriptural works, translated into 57 languages, and books that discuss and explain these traditional texts. BBT also publishes audio cassettes, audio CDs, video materials, and multimedia presentations.
BBT books range in complexity from brief, introductory volumes and study guides, summary studies, and short Sanskrit works, all the way up to exhaustive multi-volume translations (with commentaries) of major Sanskrit and Bengali epics.
The BBT publishes the Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Isopanisad, Narada-bhakti-sutra, and (from the Gaudiya devotional tradition) the Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, and numerous other books. Its latest multi-volume publication is an English translation, with commentary, of Srila Sanatana Goswami's Brihad-Bhagavatamrita.
Their publishing family includes Back to Godhead magazine, Bhaktivedanta Archives, Special Projects, Krishna.com, and Friends of the BBT.