Nirjala Ekadashi is considered to be the most prominent among the 24 Ekadashis of the whole year. The most important Nirjala Ekadashi from a religious point of view is the Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Jaishtha month. This year this Ekadashi is on 31st May. Fasting on this Ekadashi can get rid of all troubles. Donating to needy people has special importance on this day. Nirha fast is observed on this day for family happiness, prosperity and prosperity. This vow is observed mostly by women. Gayatri Jayanti is also celebrated on this day. Let’s know the importance, auspicious time and puja method of Nirjala Ekadashi.
Importance of Nirjala Ekadashi
It is believed about Nirjala Ekadashi that if you do not fast even one Ekadashi throughout the year and fast on Nirjala Ekadashi then you will get full Ekadashi results and Lord Vishnu is very pleased with you. Those who observe this fast have to fast without food and water. According to the Padma Purana, this fast leads to long life and salvation.
Auspicious time of Nirjala Ekadashi
Nirjala Ekadashi will begin on Tuesday, May 30 at 1:09 PM and end on May 31 at 1:47 PM. So as per Uday Tithi rules, Nirjala Ekadashi fast will be observed on 31st May.
Ritual of Nirjala Ekadashi
On the day of Nirjala Ekadashi wake up early before sunrise and take a bath remembering Lord Vishnu in your mind and resolve to fast. Consecrate the place of worship by sprinkling Ganges water. Spread a clean yellow cloth on a wooden stand and place Lord Vishnu’s image on it. Offer yellow cloth to Lord Vishnu. After puja donate this pot to the needy. Include yellow colored rice, yellow flowers and yellow fruits in the puja of Lord Vishnu. Perform Nirjala Ekadashi puja as per ritual and then offer sweets and distribute them as Prasad.
Donate these things on Nirjala Ekadashi
Donating on Nirjala Ekadashi has special significance. On this day, clothes should be donated to needy people. Donation of barley, chhattu, pakha, melon and mango has special significance. It is considered auspicious to donate a pot or an urn to a poor saint on this day. Observe this fast with full devotion.