Apara Ekadashi 2024 Date, Vrat Khatha, Rituals and Significance

February 20, 2024

Apara Ekadashi festival falls in May or June according to the English calendar, whereas according to the Hindu calendar, this date falls in the month of Jyestha. This Ekadashi falls during Krishna Paksha of Jyeshtha month. Apara Ekadashi has many names like Jayeshtha Krishna Ekadashi, Bhadrakali Ekadashi, or Jalkrida Ekadashi. This Ekadashi has great religious significance in the Puranas. Ekadashi fast is observed to remove sins from life and get blessings of good deeds. A person who follows all the rituals and fasts on this day gets fame and respect in society. Ekadashi fast is the path to salvation, and by this, a person gets rid of all the sins of his life. Apara Ekadashi is known by two names Ajala and Apara.

Vaishakha Shukla Ekadashi 2024

There is a religious belief that the person observing this fast attains salvation by rising above the desires and desires of his life and following the path of religion. By fasting on Vaishakha Shukla Ekadashi, Lord Shri Hari Vishnu removes all the sorrows and troubles from human life and bestows immense virtue. This Ekadashi bestows many virtues and destroys great evildoers. By fasting for Vaishakha Shukla Ekadashi and reciting and listening to this prayer, one gets the result of a thousand Godan.

Apara Ekadashi Date

Apara Ekadashi on Sunday, 02 June 2024

Apara Ekadashi Start Time – 02 June 2024 at 05:04 AM

Apara Ekadashi End Time – 03 June 2024 at 02:41 AM

Apara Ekadashi Parana time

Apara Ekadashi (breakfast) time – 03 June 2024 at 08:05 AM

Dwadashi ending time on Paran Tithi – 08:12 AM

Apara Ekadashi Vrat 2024 

According to Vedic astrology, Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi should be worshiped on this day. According to the Apara Ekadashi puja method, wake up early in the morning take a bath, and then wear clean clothes. Prepare the place and install the idol of Maa Lakshmi and Shri Hari. After the installation of the idol of Maa Lakshmi and Shri Hari, start your puja. Make offerings to Lord Vishnu which should include bananas, and mangoes along with some yellow flowers, yellow sandalwood, and yellow clothes. Apply saffron tilak on the idol of Shri Hari. Listen to Apara Ekadashi Vrat Katha and recite Vishnu Sahasranama. After this, complete the puja with Aarti.

Apara Ekadashi of Rituals

The fast of Apara Ekadashi starts from ‘Dashami’ (10th day). On this day a person eats food only once so that the stomach remains empty on the day of Ekadashi. Some devotees observe a strict fast and spend the day without eating or drinking anything. A partial fast can also be observed for those who are unable to observe a strict fast. Then they can eat ‘fruits’ throughout the day. The fast starts at sunrise and ends at sunrise on Dwadashi (12th day). Eating all types of grains and rice is prohibited on the day of Apara Ekadashi. Fasting on this Ekadashi not only means controlling the eating habits but also keeping the mind free from all negative thoughts. The person observing this fast should not lie or speak badly about others. There should be only thoughts of Lord Vishnu in their mind. The observer of Apara Ekadashi fast should remain engaged in bhajans and kirtans in praise of Lord Vishnu.

Apara Ekadashi of Significance

According to Padma Purana, a person gets the results of fasting on Ekadashi even after death. By observing their fast, all your sins are destroyed and you get a place in heaven. According to Lord Krishna, by observing Ekadashi fast, even the biggest sin of your life becomes ineffective. Whoever observes this fast with a true heart following all the rules, blessings and lots of happiness come in his life. The utmost importance of Apara Ekadashi has been mentioned in religious texts and literature. On this day, special worship of Lord Vishnu and Mother Lakshmi leads to happiness and wealth. By fasting on Apara Ekadashi, all the difficulties of life go away. Any devotee who observes the fast of Apara Ekadashi will be saved.

Apara Ekadashi of Vrat Katha

There are many legends regarding the story of Apara Ekadashi. One of the most important is this. According to this legend, there was a ruler named Mahidhwaj, who was very kind. But, his younger brother Vajradhwaj was opposite to him. He harbored hatred against his brother in his mind. He did not like his brother’s behavior. He was always wondering how to take over the kingdom. He was always looking for an opportunity to kill his brother and regain his power and kingdom. One day, getting an opportunity, he killed his brother and buried him under a Peepal tree.

Due to his untimely death, the king’s soul started wandering and started troubling every traveler passing by that tree. Coincidentally, one day a sage was passing through the same path. When he encountered that soul, he asked him the reason for not attaining salvation till now. The king’s soul told the sage the entire story of his betrayal. After this, the sage, with his power, freed the soul and taught it about life. For the salvation of the king, the sage observed the fast of Apara Ekadashi and helped him get rid of Preta Yoni. He offered the virtue gained by fasting on the day of Dwadashi to the soul of the king. Due to the effect of Apara Ekadashi’s fast, the king’s soul attained salvation and got rid of the ghost.

A story regarding Apara Ekadashi is also related to Mahabharata. According to Hindu beliefs and mythology, it is believed that the importance of this Ekadashi was told by Lord Krishna to King Yudhishthir. The person who observes this Ekadashi fast and rituals gets rid of the sins of the past and present and moves forward on the path of positivity. One of the main reasons for performing this Ekadashi is to attain immense wealth, fame, and respect in society. It is also believed that by performing the rituals of this Ekadashi with utmost devotion one can come out of this cycle of rebirth and death and reach the final gate of salvation.

According to some religious experts, it is believed that those who observe this fast get benefits equivalent to taking a holy dip in the Ganga in the month of Kartik. The virtuous deeds and actions performed by worshiping Lord Vishnu on Apara Ekadashi are equivalent to donating and performing the yagya of a thousand cows. But to get the benefits of this Ekadashi, it is necessary to know how to do it. Performing rituals and fasting is the key to success. To have a successful puja, please book a free puja consultation.

Wrapping Up

Apara Ekadashi i.e. the virtue of this Ekadashi is very high. Fasting on this day increases fame, virtue, and wealth. At the same time, man gets freedom from sins like the murder of a Brahmin, blasphemy, and evil spirits. On this day, Lord Vishnu should be worshiped with Tulsi, sandalwood, camphor, and Ganga water. Apara Ekadashi or Jayeshtha Krishna Ekadashi is a fortunate day of fasting for the Hindu people. This Ekadashi is also well-known as ‘Achla Ekadashi’ and is celebrated in honor of Lord Vishnu. Apara Ekadashi gets bestowed with abundance and unlimited wealth. If you want to know more about Apara Ekadashi then you can talk to astrologers.

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