On June 17 Nirjala Ekadashi will be celebrated

Ekadashi fast has special significance in Hinduism. According to the Hindu calendar, usually 2 Ekadashi fasts are observed every month. Three Ekadashi fasts are observed in Adhik Maas. In total, 25 Ekadashi fasts are observed in a year.

Of these, Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month has special significance. It is known as Nirjala Ekadashi. According to some religious stories of Hinduism, the five Pandava brothers, sons of Kunti, also observed this fast. After observing the fast, they got their kingdom back and since then this Ekadashi is considered auspicious.

It is said that this fast was observed by Bhima, Kunti’s second son, on the advice of Vyas ji. Bhima often got hungry quickly so he kept only one fast in a year. On that day he remained without water or food, which is why this fast has special significance. As a result, the Pandavas got their kingdom back.

It is often said that those who are unable to keep all the Ekadashi fasts throughout the year can keep this Nirjala Ekadashi fast without consuming food or water and get the blessings of the rest of the 24 Ekadashis. This Nirjala Ekadashi is considered the most auspicious of all Ekadashis.

Know the date of Nirjala Ekadashi According to the Hindu calendar, the auspicious Ekadashi date will start at 2:54 am on Sunday, June 16 and will remain throughout the day on Monday. Therefore, this year Nirjala Ekadashi fast will be observed on Monday, June 17.

How to keep the fast?

The person observing the fast on this auspicious day should wake up early in the morning which is also called Brahma Muhurta and take a bath. After that start the day by meditating on Lord Vishnu. Then take a vow to fast and start the fast. This fast is considered the most difficult as it is observed in the month of Jyeshtha when the temperature remains high.