Nirjala Ekadashi 2023: One of the most difficult fasts, when is the fast of Nirjala Ekadashi, know the date and its importance

Nirjala Ekadashi 2023: There are a total of 24 Ekadashi in a year. But in the year in which there is more month, in that year 26 Ekadashis happen. The most important of all these Ekadashi is ‘Nirjala Ekadashi’. The importance of fasting on Nirjala Ekadashi is immense.

"text-align: justify;">Nirjala Ekadashi fast is one of the important fasts, which is a difficult fast. It is a kind of penance fast. The fast of Nirjala Ekadashi lasts for 24 hours. Eating and drinking is absolutely prohibited during this fast. During this whole fast, no matter how much thirst you feel, you cannot take even a drop of water. In the year 2023 Nirjala Ekadashi fast will be observed on 31st May 2023, a Wednesday. This fast of Nirjala Ekadashi will be observed on the date of Jyestha Shukla Paksha. On this day there is Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga from sunrise till 5.59, then Bhadra will also remain till 13.49.


There is nothing to worry about due to Bhadra Kaal. Because the time Bhadra is in the world, its effect is also in that world. Manglik works are prohibited on earth when there is Bhadra in the earth. It is auspicious for the people of the earth when Bhadra resides in heaven and underworld. Due to Bhadra Kaal, there will be no inauspiciousness due to the fasting effect of Ekadashi on this day. 

"text-align: justify;">Importance of Nirjala Ekadashi

  • On the day of Nirjala Vrat, be firm towards the Vrati with full devotion, emotion, dedication, faith. 
  • You can take fruits in the rest of the Ekadashi of the year, but in this Nirjala Ekadashi fast of Jyeshtha month, what about fruits, you are not allowed to drink even a drop of water. 
  • This Ekadashi falls in the middle of the hot summer in which the devotees observe this fast with pain and penance.
  • The rest of the importance of Nirjala Ekadashi is paramount among all Ekadashis.
  • Observing Nirejala Ekadashi Vrat increases longevity, health and attains the best regions. 
In the Mahabharata period, Bhima did this waterless fast in spite of being difficult. Since then it is known as ‘Bhimseni Ekadashi‘ Also called. If even a drop of water is consumed during the fast, then the fast is broken. On this Ekadashi one should fast day and night without water and take bath in the morning on Dwadashi and according to one’s ability one should donate a golden urn containing water. After this the fast should be recited and the prasad should be taken. This time Gayatri Jayanti and Hasta Nakshatra are also on the day of Ekadashi.

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