Nirjala Ekadashi 2021 Date: Nirjala Ekadashi is considered the best among all Ekadashi dates. The fast of Nirjala Ekadashi Tithi is observed on the Ekadashi date of Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month. The fast of Nirjala Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Special worship of Lord Vishnu is done on this day.
The fast of Nirjala Ekadashi tells the importance of water in life.
The fast of Nirjala Ekadashi tells about the utility and importance of water in life. Along with food, water is also sacrificed in this fast. Not a single drop of water is consumed during this fast. That is why this Ekadashi is called Nirjala Ekadashi. Nirjala Ekadashi is the last Ekadashi of Jyeshtha month. According to the Hindu calendar, Jyeshtha month is considered as the third month. Jyeshtha month is considered best for religious works. Worship of Lord Vishnu has special significance in this month. Jyeshtha month is happening on 24th June.
Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Story
Nirjala Ekadashi is also known as Bhimseni Ekadashi. Its story is also related to Bhima. It is believed that once during the Mahabharata period, Bhima asked Maharishi Ved Vyas ji that without observing Ekadashi fast, how can one get the virtue of fasting on Ekadashi? Maharishi Ved Vyas then advised Bhima to observe Nirjala Ekadashi fast. Vyas ji told the method of this fast to Bhima and said that during this fast food and water are completely abandoned. Along with this, fasting of Ekadashi should be done according to the rules on the date of Paran Dwadashi. By doing this one gets the fruits of all Ekadashi fasts. At the behest of Vyas ji, Bhima completed the fast of Nirjala Ekadashi beforehand and became free from all kinds of sins.
Auspicious time of Nirjala Ekadashi
- Nirjala Ekadashi Date: 21 June 2021
- Ekadashi date start: Starting at 4:21 pm on Sunday, June 20
- Ekadashi Date Closing: June 21, Monday till 1.31 pm