Ekadasi Vratham observance is very important to the Bakthas of Sriman Narayana. Thulasi should not be picked on Ekadasi Days for Aaradhanam. It should be picked on the day before. One should not sleep during Ekadasi Day. No anger should be displayed either. In old times, Naama Sankeertha Bhajan used to take place on the Ekadasi Days at the Bhajana Matams to maintain Vishnu Chinthanam. The following article explains the importance of Ekadasi written by Sri Krishnaswami Iyengar swami..