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Nirjala Ekadashi 2022: Date, Time, Rituals and Significance

Nirjala Ekadashi 2022: Date, Time, Rituals and Significance

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According to Hindu scriptures, Nirjala Ekadashi is the most significant and significant of all the twenty-four Ekadashis. Nirjala literally means “without water,” as its name suggests. As a result, on the day of Nirjala Ekadashi, devotees observe a dry fast, not eating or drinking anything.

Nirjala Ekadashi is observed on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha in the Hindu calendar month of Jyeshtha (Ekadashi tithi). The day falls in the month of June according to the Gregorian calendar.

Nirjala Ekadashi Date and Time 2022

Friday, June 10, 2022

On 11th Jun, Parana Time – 01:37 PM to 04:11 PM
On Parana Day Hari Vasara End Moment – 11:09 AM

Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 07:25 AM on Jun 10, 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 05:45 AM on Jun 11, 2022

Gauna Nirjala Ekadashi

 Saturday, June 11, 2022

On 12th Jun, Parana Time for Gauna Ekadashi – 05:53 AM to 08:28 AM
On Parana Day Dwadashi would be over before Sunrise

Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 07:25 AM on Jun 10, 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 05:45 AM on Jun 11, 2022

Nirjala Ekadashi Rituals

  • Devotees who follow a Nirjala Ekadashi fast are required to rise early and take a holy bath before beginning the ceremony’s rites.
  • All of the ceremonies must be performed with complete dedication and devotion.
  • A Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat must be observed by devotees.
    Devotees are required to worship and pray to the deity, as well as to offer incense sticks, flowers, and tulsi leaves.
  • The deity’s aarti must be done, followed by the distribution of sacred food (prasad).
  • To receive Lord Vishnu’s heavenly blessings, devotees must go to his temple on Nirjala Ekadashi.
  • On the eve of Dashami, all Nirjala Ekadashi Fast rites begin (tenth day).
  • The fast begins with a ritual known as ‘Sandhyavandanam.’
  • As it is a Nirjala (without water) fast, observers are supposed to abstain from eating and drinking on this particular day. Partially fasting is permissible for devotees suffering from any illness, however rice consumption is definitely prohibited.
  • The Vrat will last until the dawn of Dwadashi Tithi.
    During the night, the observers are not permitted to sleep. To appease Lord Vishnu, they must spend all of their time reciting Mantras.
  • The recitation of the ‘Vishnu Sahasranama’ is seen to be extremely auspicious.
  • Devotees worship Lord Vishnu with great devotion on this particular day.
  • On the eve of Nirjala Ekadashi, performing charity is highly esteemed. The observer should provide the Brahmins food, clothing, and money.

Significance of Nirjala Ekadashi

  • It is said that by observing a Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat, one can gain the benefits of all twenty-four Ekadashis.
  • Devotees are able to purge themselves of their past and present misdeeds and choose a path of virtue and optimism.
  • Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat facilitates the attainment of enormous prosperity, salvation, bliss, longevity, recognition, and success in the lives of those who observe it.
  • It is also said that devotees who observe the Nirjala Ekadashi Fast with extreme devotion are received by messengers from Vishnu’s dwelling (Vaikunth) rather than Yama after death.
  • According to Hindu texts, those who follow a Nirjala Ekadashi fast receive the same advantages as those who visit a pilgrimage.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What should we not do on Nirjala Ekadashi?

Though an absolute fast is required, many adherents fast from sunrise to dusk. As a result, they eat a supper in the evening. They do not, however, eat wheat, rice, or lentils in any form. Do not tell lies or use derogatory language.

2. What are the rules of Nirjala Ekadashi?

Early morning, preferably Brahma Muhurat (two hours before sunrise). Bathe and dress in fresh/clean clothes. Follow Dhyana (meditation) with Sankalpa (take a pledge that you would observe the fast sincerely and with utmost devotion). Maintain your virginity.

3. What are the benefits of Nirjala Ekadashi?

The name of this ekadashi comes from the waterless (Nir-jala) fast that is conducted on this day. It is the most austere, and thus the most sacred, of all the 24 Ekadashis. It is regarded to be the most beneficial if done religiously, as it grants the virtue obtained by observing all 24 ekadshis during the year.

4. What is the importance of Nirjala Ekadashi?

The Nirjala Ekadashi fast is observed in order to achieve Moksha, or liberation from the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. Clothing, umbrellas, milk, fruits, and tulsi leaves, among other things, are considered auspicious when given to Brahmins.