Hindu Festival: Nirjala Ekasadhi

As per our culture and traditions we all are aware that Ekadashi is treated to be the most auspicious day in Hinduism.

There are 24 Ekadashi’s every year. Each Ekadashi has its own recognition and importance.

Fasting on Ekadashi’s has been a tradition since the dawn of time. The 24 Ekadashi’s has been very vital for every devotee of lord Vishnu. Amongst 24 Ekadashi there exists Nirjala Ekadashi one of the most auspicious and fruitful day for the year.

It is believed that this vrat has been instructed directly by Lord Sri Krishna to the Pandavas.

Pandavas during their Vanavas were totally worried about their lives and were depressed in a way that how would they get Mukti from their sins.

Lord Sri Krishna comforted them and instructed them to follow this ritual so they can fulfill all their wishes and also get Mukti from their sins.

The process of following this vrat is to get determined one night before Ekadashi i.e., Dashami night and shouldn’t have any meal at that night. On the Ekadashi day one should not have any food and even water for the whole day till the period of time changes to the next day Dwadashi and offering food first to some brahmins. After completion of whole ritual one can have food and water.

It is also believed that this day of fasting even without water gives the best fruit amongst all the 24 Ekadashis.

Bheema who is known to be a foody was afraid to follow this vrat and asked Krishna that how he could stay. Krishna convinced Bheema that this one day can give you the benefit of whole 24 Ekadashis.   

The reason of naming this Ekadashi Nirjala Ekadashi since a person who determines to follow this ritual cannot even have water.

It is believed since ages that this brings prosperity in life and many women follow this for their happy family.

Got to know an interesting ritual today. Any devotee or a person who wants their difficulties to vanish, believe and get determined all the things will be sorted. This year its been celebrated on 31st May 2023.

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