Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the concept of not eating rice on ekadshi in this video. This was more followed in old era and had significance during that time. The scientific explanation is that during olden days, worm infestation was high. During ekadshi no rice and water is practiced. When thirsty worms are irritated and if rice is eaten they can lead to stomach related problems.