Achla Ekadashi - Provide Pure Thoughts & Immense Wealth

Today i.e. May 24 is the very pious Achla Ekadashi. Immense prosperity and wealth is everyone’s desire, but no one knows the real secret of gaining them. Achala Ekadashi also helps in gaining purity of soul and mind along with the material wealth. Read on to know more...

Achala Ekadashi provides the immense favor of Lord Vishnu.

Today, i.e. May 24, 2014 is a very pious day of Achala Ekadashi. As per the Hindu Calendar, the Ekadashi that falls on the 11th day of the Krishna Paksha of the Hindu month Jyeshtha is called the Achala Ekadashi. The Apara Ekadasi or Achala Ekadashi is so highly auspicious that observance of its fast leads to elimination of all the sins, committed knowingly or unknowingly, by a person. Even the sins that include high amount of criminality also fade away by observing Achala Ekadashi fast.

Legend Of Achala Ekadashi

According to the legend of Achala Ekadashi or Apara Ekadashi, Lord Krishna explained the importance of the day to Pandav Yudhishthira. He told him that the name of the Ekadashi is 'Apara' because it is the provider of immense (Apara) wealth and prosperity. The one who observes the fast of Apara Ekadashi gets extreme favor of Lord Vishnu.

Observance of the fast of Achala Ekadashi leads to removal of all sins and help in filling the life of the devotee with light of new beginning.

Apara Ekadashi also enlightens the life of the devotees with light of knowledge and purity. Observance of Apara Ekadashi fast helps in purifying the mind and showing the correct path of life.

Holi Day Of Apara Ekadashi

Although, every auspicious day comes with a unique significance and its auspiciousness with others events is, immeasurable.

But, if we talk about the auspiciousness of Apara Ekadashi, the observance of Apara Ekadashi fast is considered equivalent to:
  • Holy bath taken in Prayaga during the month of Magha
  • Donating elephant, cow, gold, clothes, etc. as charity
  • Taking holy bath thrice in Pushkar during Kartika Masa
  • Offering prayers to Lord Shiva in Varanasi on the eve of Shivaratri
  • Offering Tarpan or satisfying the soul of forefathers at Gaya
Observance Of Achala Ekadashi Vrat
  • The fast of Achala Ekadashi starts from the sunrise and continues till the sunrise of the next day.
  • The devotees get up early in the morning and perform all the rituals like bathing and wearing clean clothes.
  • The one who observes the fast, visits the nearest temple, offer prayers to Lord Vishnu. Also, perform bathing of Shaligram with Panchamrit (mix of honey, curd, milk, sugar, and jaggery) is done.
  • Intake of grains, non-vegetarian food, and alcohol is strictly prohibited
  • Devotee can consume milk, fruits, milk products, or dry fruits.
  • Chant Mantra of Lord Vishnu with a pure heart, mind, and soul.
  • Worship Lord Vishnu in the evening, by offering prayers and Mantras
  • Distribute Prasad with other devotees or family members.
Removal of previously committed sins is important for giving a fresh start to the life. Achala Ekadashi acts like a ray of hope that spreads auspiciousness in one's life. So, observe the fast of Achla Ekadashi and gain the immense favor of Lord Vishnu.

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