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Nirjala Ekadashi 2024: Observance of the Challenging Waterless Fast



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Nirjala Ekadashi, a significant Hindu fasting day, is set to be observed on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The term ‘Nirjala’ signifies fasting without water in Sanskrit, making it a challenging fast among devotees.

On this day, followers refrain from consuming both food and water, marking it as the most demanding Ekadashi fast. This observance typically follows the Ganga Dussehra festival, and occasionally, both events coincide on the same day.

Nirjala Ekadashi 2024 Date and Timings:
Nirjala Ekadashi – Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 04:43 AM, June 17, 2024
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 06:24 AM, June 18, 2024
Parana Time – 05:32 to 07:28, June 19
Dwadashi End Moment – 07:28, June 19, 2024

Legends associated with Nirjala Ekadashi revolve around Bhimsen, the second Pandava brother known for his hearty appetite. Despite his struggle with fasting, Bhimsen failed to keep the Ekadashi fast but later sought guidance from Maharishi Vyasa to compensate for his lapse by observing the Nirjala Ekadashi.

Observing Nirjala Ekadashi is believed to offer enormous spiritual merit to the devotees. It is considered equivalent to fasting on all 24 Ekadashis of the year, bringing immense blessings and divine grace.

Rachel Adams

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