Nirjala Ekadashi 2023: Date, Shubh Muhurat, Importance, Puja Vidhi, Mantras & Other Crucial Information

Nirjala Ekadashi 2023: It is touted as one of the most difficult fasts to observe among all Ekadashi. Scroll down to find out more.

Nirjala Ekadashi 2023 – It is promoted as one of the most auspicious occasions in the Hindu community. It has immense importance not only in India but in different parts of the world. Nirjala Ekadashi is usually observed on the 11th of Shukla Paksha in the month of Jyestha. It is an auspicious day when people across the country fast to seek blessings from the deity.

Nirjala Ekadashi 2023: Date and Shubh Muhurat

This year, Nirjala Ekadashi is today, May 31, throughout the country. According to Drik Panchang, Ekadashi tithi will begin at 5:37 p.m. on May 30 and end at 6:15 p.m. on May 31, 2023.

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Nirjala Ekadashi 2023: Significance

Nirjala Ekadashi is known as one of the most important and significant Ekadashi out of the twenty-four Ekadashi observed in a year. Nirjala means fasting without water and restricting the consumption of any type of food during the day. Nirjala Ekadashi is touted as one of the most difficult fasts to observe among all Ekadashi.

Due to a legend associated with Nirjala Ekadashi, he is also known as Pandava Ekadashi, Bhimseni Ekadashi, or Bhima Ekadashi. The second Pandava brother, Bhimsen, could not contain his appetite and did not observe the Ekadashi fast. All the Pandava brothers except Bhima as well as Draupadi used to observe the Ekadashi fast.

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Bhima met Maharishi Vyasa in an effort to find a solution to his lack of willpower and disrespect for Lord Vishnu. To compensate for not observing the entire Ekadashi fast in a year, Sage Vyasa advised Bhima to observe a Nirjala Ekadashi, which is why Nirjala Ekadashi is also popularly known as Bhimseni Ekadashi or Pandava Ekadashi.

According to Drik Panchang, devotees who cannot observe the twenty-four Ekadashi fast in a year should observe a single Nirjala Ekadashi fast, as the Nirjala Ekadashi fast brings all the benefits of fasting twenty-four Ekadashi in a year.

Nirjala Ekadashi 2023: Vidhi Puja

On the occasion of Nirjala Ekadashi, get up early in the morning and take a bath. Wear clean yellow clothes and spray gangajal on yourself. Offer water to the Sun God while he chants sacred mantras. Offer flowers, fruits, akshat, chandan and durva grass to Lord Vishnu. Chant ‘Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevai Namah’. Read Nirjala Ekadashi vrat katha and perform aarti. Offer sweets like ladoo, gujiya, and distribute them to the poor and needy after offering them to the deity.

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