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Nirjala Ekadashi 2013 date – Nirjala Ekadasi Fasting in 2013

Nirjala Ekadasi is observed on the 11th day of a fortnight in a traditional Hindu calendar and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. In 2013, the date of Nirjala Ekadashi date is June 20. Smarta Nirajala Ekadasi is on June 19.

Nirjala Ekadashi also known as Pandav Bhim Ekadasi. The unique thing about Nirjala Ekadasi is is that devotees do not drink water on the day.

According to legend,Bhima wanted to observe Ekadasi fasting but still eat food. But fasting and eating was not possible together so Sage Vyasa advised Bhima to observe Nirjala Ekadasi fasting which falls during the waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) in Jyeshta masa. It is said to have the benefits of observing all the 24 Ekadasis. Thus Bhim was able to get the benefits of all Ekadasis by observing Nirjala Ekadasi.

Nirjala means ‘without water.’ Devotees who undertake this fast does not drink water or eat any food while fasting on the day The fast begins on Ekadasi sunrise and ends on next day (Dwadasi) sunrise.

Nirjala Ekadashi will give the benefit of all the other Ekadashis observed in a year. Observing it is also equal to going on pilgrimage.

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  1. Monalisa says:

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