Friday, June 22, 2018

Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Tomorrow, Know Its Importance

Know Rituals to follow on the occasion of Nirjala Ekadashi. This Vrat will be celebrated tomorrow, i.e. on 23 June 2018. Learn in detail about the rules and puja vidhi while carrying out this fast.

According to the Hindu Panchang, 24 different Ekadashi falls every year. Although in Purushottam Maas or Malmas, the number increases from 24 to 26. Nirjala Ekadashi has been considered the most important of all Ekadashi occuring in a year and is extremely difficult to pursue, as one cannot consume water along with any food.

Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Muhurat
Nirjala Ekadashi Paran Muhurat
From 13:47:13 PM to 16:34:49 PM on June 24
2 hours 47 minutes
Ending Time for Hari Vasar
Around 10:10:08 AM on June 24

Note: Above mentioned time is for Delhi. Know auspicious Muhurat for your city: Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Muhurat

It is believed that those devotees who are unable to fast on all 24 Ekadashi around the year, should fast on the day of Nirjala Ekadashi. It is widely believed that fasting on this day would reap rewards which is equivalent to gaining benefits and virtues of all other Ekadashi. On this day, worshipping Lord Vishnu is considered to be highly significant.

Why Water Isn’t Consumed on Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat?

This vrat falls during the Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha in Jyeshtha month. During this month, the summer heat is scorching high and days are bigger, hereby making a person more thirsty than ever. In this case, the vrat is said to be extremely difficult as well as shows patience. One does not drink water from the sunrise of Ekadashi till sunrise of Dwadashi. Carrying out such a difficult fast in such conditions reflects upon the beliefs towards God. However, one can consume milk along with fruits on this day.

Nirjala Ekadashi During Mahabharata

The significance of this Ekadashi Vrat is also mentioned in Mahabharata. According to this legendary belief, this vrat was carried on by Bhima, hence it is also known as Bhimseni Ekadashi. Maharishi Ved Vyas himself had told Pandavas the importance of Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat and asked them to fast on this day.

Importance of Nirjala Ekadashi 

Every devotee who wants to fast on Nirjala Ekadashi should worship Lord Vishnu after renouncing food and water for that day. Doing charity and taking holy baths have special significance on this day. After bathing in a holy river or reservoir in the morning during shubh muhurat, one should worship Lord Vishnu and donate food to a Brahmin or needy person. The glory of Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat leads a person to longevity and salvation. The vrat is completely fulfilled after the parna on the day of Dwadashi.

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