February 7, 2023
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Nirjala Ekadashi: Many devotees carried out puja and took a holy dip within the Ganga at Varanasi

Nirjala Ekadashi is one an important days out of the 24 Ekadashi vrats in a 12 months. Many devotees have been seen on Monday taking a holy dip in river Ganga at Varanasi on the event of Nirjala Ekadashi. According to the holy scriptures, fasting on Nirjala Ekadashi is hard and requires braveness and dedication. As the phrase ‘Nirjala’ suggests, devotees of Lord Vishnu observe this Ekadashi vrat with out even ingesting a drop of water. Nirjala Ekadashi falls through the Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha in keeping with the Hindu calendar. Many devotees quick on two consecutive days to hunt the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat fasting time

Ekadashi tithi started at 4:21 PM on June 20 ended at 1:31 PM on June 21. The Parana time or second of breaking the quick is on June 22, between 5:24 AM and eight:12 AM. On Parana day, the Dwadashi end second is 10:22 AM. (Source: drikpanchang.com)

Significance of Nirjala Ekadashi

The Nirjala Ekadashi vrat is the hardest because of the strict fasting guidelines. Devotees imagine that the advantages of observing this Ekadashi is the utmost. Many people who find themselves unable to watch all 24 Ekadashi vrats  in a 12 months quick solely on Nirjala Ekadashi.

This Ekadashi is often known as Pandava Ekadashi, Bhimseni Ekadashi or Bhima Ekadashi. According to the legends, Bhim, the second of the Pandavs in Mahabharata, was not capable of keep with out meals on Ekadashi. Except Bhim, all of the 4 brothers and Draupadi used to watch Ekadashi vrats. Bhim was upset for not having the ability to quick and so he met Maharishi Vyasa for assist. The sage advised Bhim to watch solely the Nirjala Ekadasi to compensate for not fasting on all Ekadashi days.

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