Amalaki Ekadashi: Celebration of the amla tree

Amalaki Ekadashi is a Hindu holy day. It is a celebration of the amalaka or amla tree. The veneration of the amla tree in particular is due to the belief that the deity Vishnu resides in and near the tree, particularly on Amalaka Ekadashi. In some traditions, his wife Lakshmi, the deity of wealth, is said to dwell in the tree. It is believed that Vishnu's avatar more