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Friday, January 24, 2014

(10.3.26) Nirjala Ekadashi 2016

Nirjala Ekadashi 2016

When is Nirjala Ekadashi
In the year 2016 Nirjala Ekadashi is on 16 June, 2016 Thursday.
( click here (10.5.1) to know the date of falling Nirjala Ekadashi and other Ekadashis.)
Important things about Nirjala Ekadashi -
1. Jeshtha Shukla Ekadashi is known as Nirjala Ekadashi.
2..The word ' Nirjala ' means without water. Thus Nirjala Ekadashi vrat is the vrat on which the vratis do not drink even water.
3. Nirjala Ekadashi is also known as Bheem Ekadashi.
4. The vrat on Nirjala Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi :-
(1) The person who wants to observe Nirjala Ekadashi fast should get up early in the morning on Dashami Tithi, a day before Ekadashi. He should take a bath and perform his daily routine. He should have a single meal on Dashami Tithi.
(2) On Ekadashi, no meal is taken. (But if the health does not permit, one should take some fruits and milk.) In the night the Vrati should hear the religious discourses or read religious books.
(3) On Dwadashi Tithi, the Vrati should break the Vrat after feeding the Brahmins and giving them some Dan.
 Benefits of Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat -
The vrat and daan on Nirjala Ekadashi is considered equal to going on pilgrimage and giving donation there.
The benefit of Nirjala Ekadashi vrat is equal to the benefit of all the Ekadashi vrat observed in a year.
After death he vrati goes to the Vishnu Lok if this vrat is observed with faith, devotion and following the proper method and rules related to this vrat.
Story/Legend -
Bheem, one of the five brothers of the Pandavas, was unable to control his hunger. So he went to Vedvyas   and asked him to suggest him the vrat which could lead him to salvation. At this Vedvyas suggested him to observe the vrat on Nirjala Ekadashi. He further told Bheem that  observing this vrat is equal to observing the vrat on all the other Ekadashi in the year.
Since then Bheem being to observe the vrat on Nirjala Ekadashi.
'' wishes you and your family a very happy Nirjala Ekadashi.
"May this Nirjala Ekadashi fulfill your wishes and bring you joy, peace and prosperity!"
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