* Ekacakra — a village where the Pāṇḍavas stayed after the burning of the palace of lac. It was here that Bhīma killed the Rākṣasa Baka.
Ekachakra — The village in the district of Birbhum, Bengal, India, where Lord Nityānanda took his birth.
* Ekadaṇḍa — the staff, made of a single rod, carried by a sannyāsī of the Māyāvāda (impersonalist) school.
Ekādaśī — A
day on which Vaiṣṇavas fast from grains and beans and increase their
remembrance of Kṛṣṇa. It falls on the eleventh day of both the waxing
and waning moons.
* Ekādaśī — a special day for
increased remembrance of Kṛṣṇa, which comes on the eleventh day after
both the full and new moon. Abstinence from grains and beans is
prescribed. Directly presided over by Lord Hari, Ekādaśī is a holy test
day for Vaiṣṇavas. One should utilize this day for fasting and
increasing one’s devotion to Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa by intensifying their
chanting of the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra and other devotional activities.
* Ekalavya — the
son of Hiraṇyadhanus, the King of the Niṣadhas. He approached Droṇa to
learn the science of archery, but was refused because of his low birth.
He later built a deity of Droṇa and thus learned the science of archery.
However, Droṇa did not approve of this process and asked for his thumb
as dākṣiṇā. Ekalavya submitted and cut off his thumb. He then found he
did not have the same skill as before. Ekalavya was latter killed by
Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
* Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) — an
American poet, lecturer and essayist who was the leading member of the
Transcendentalists, a group of New England idealists. His view was an
eclectic one, and he was much influenced by his studies of Vedic
* evādat — offering prayers to the Supreme Person (Arabic).