Nirjala Ekadashi 2023 Date and Importance: Ekadashi fast has special significance in Hinduism. The fast of Ekadashi is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vishnu. There are a total of 24 Ekadashis in the whole year and 26 Ekadashis when there is Adhikamas. All these Ekadashis are known by different names and all have their own special significance. Among these, one Ekadashi is such, which is considered one of the best and difficult fasts. This is known as Nirjala Ekadashi.
Nirjala Ekadashi is also known as Bhim Ekadashi or Bhimseni Ekadashi. It is believed that fasting on Nirjala Ekadashi, which falls in the Shukla Paksha of Jyestha month, gives the same virtue as the virtue of all 24 Ekadashi fasts. If you are not able to keep fast on all Ekadashi, then you can keep fast only on Nirjala Ekadashi. This also gives the blessings of Lord Vishnu. Let us know when the fast of Nirjala Ekadashi will be observed this year and why this Ekadashi is considered best among other Ekadashis.
|Nirjala Ekadashi 2023 Date and Muhurat
|Wednesday, 31 May 2023
|Jyestha Shukla Paksha Ekadashi date begins
|Tuesday, May 30 from 01:07 PM
|Jyestha Shukla Paksha Ekadashi date ends
|Wednesday, May 31 at 01:45 PM
|Nirjala Ekadashi Paran Muhurta
|Thursday 1 June from 05:24 to 08:10
Nirjala Ekadashi Puja Method (Nirjala Ekadashi 2023 Puja Vidhi)
On the day of Nirjala Ekadashi fast, wake up early in the morning and take a bath and wear clean clothes. First of all, light a lamp of ghee in the worship house and take a vow of fasting with folded hands. To worship Lord Vishnu, first do Abhishek with Gangajal. Then do Tilak with sandalwood and turmeric. Now offer flowers, yellow clothes, yellow Janeu, Akshat, Naivedya, Tulsidal etc. and enjoy Satvik things. Listen or read the fasting story of Nirjala Ekadashi by lighting incense lamps. After this, perform aarti at the end. Keep in mind that along with Lord Vishnu, worship Lakshmi ji must also be done and sacrifice both food and water on this day.
Fasting story of Nirjala Ekadashi (Nirjala Ekadashi 2023 Vrat Katha)
According to the legend, Maharishi Vedvyas, the author of the Vedas, had once come to the palace of Pandava son Mahabali Bhima during the Mahabharata period. Bhim asked Devvyas ji – “O Munishreth! You are omniscient and know everything that in my family Yudhishthira, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahdev, Kunti, Draupadi all keep fast on Ekadashi and ask me to keep fast too. But I am unable to observe Ekadashi fast every month because I feel extremely hungry. That’s why you tell me such a solution, so that I can get the same result as fasting on Ekadashi.
Vedvyas ji said – O Bhimsen! Ekadashi fast must be observed to get heaven and freedom from hell. Bhima said – O Munishreth, even after eating enough food, my hunger is not satisfied. In such a situation, my work will not be able to be done by eating only one time.
Ved Vyas ji said- “O Bhimsen! You fast on Nirjala Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Jyestha month. In this, one has to sacrifice food and water only for one day. In this, the fasting person has to remain without eating and drinking from the sunrise of Ekadashi date till the sunrise of Dwadashi date. By fasting on this one Ekadashi, you will get the virtuous fruit equal to all the Ekadashis of the whole year. As per the order of Vyas ji, Bhima fasted on Nirjala Ekadashi and after that he attained salvation.
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