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Apra Ekadashi: Know the Date, Time and Significance of Celebrating Achala Ekadashi

Lord Vishnu is worshipped on this day to have good fortune, a successful career and a happy personal life.

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Updated:May 30, 2019, 10:43 AM IST
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Apra Ekadashi: Know the Date, Time and Significance of Celebrating Achala Ekadashi
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Ekadashi, or the eleventh day of waxing and waning moon every month, holds a great significance for Hindus. In the Jayesth month of the Hindu calendar Vikram Samvat, the eleventh day of the waning moon is celebrated is Apara Ekadashi or Achala Ekadashi.

Lord Vishnu is worshipped on this day to have good fortune, a successful career and a happy personal life. One can observe fast or simply worship Lord Vishnu to get rid of unknown and unintended sins.

Apra Ekadashi: Auspicious Date and Time

Apra Ekadashi began on May 29 at 3:21 pm and will continue till 4:38 pm on May 30. The concluding Apra Ekadashi will be observed between 5:45 am and 8:25 am.

Apra Ekadashi: How to worship

Get up early in the morning, take and bath and prepare yourself for the fast

Worship Lord Vishnu will incense, diyas, sesame seeds, flowers and fruits, etc and read apara ekadashi vrat katha

When observing the fast of Apra Ekadashi, one should not drink water

However, if that is not possible, one can have food and water once a day, making it nirjala ekadashi

On the concluding day of Apra Ekadashi, one should again worship Lord Vishnu in the same manner

After ending your fast, you can offer food to a Brahmin and offer him/her some money (dakshina)

After this, one can break the fast and eat food

Apra Ekadashi: Significance

Lord Vishnu is also known as Trivikram, Vithhal or Balaji. Apra means abundance; therefore, observing pooja on this day gives you money, happiness, success and prosperity in abundance.

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