Nirjala Ekadashi is believed to be the most sacred and auspicious occasion where day long strict fast is observed. The day is equally important for charity works and other donations. It is believed that observing Nirjala Ekadashi provides the benefit of all the other Ekadashis observed in a year which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Time to Celebrate:
Nirjala Ekadashi is held on the 11th day of a bright fortnight in Jyeshta hindu month
Nirjala Ekadasi is one of the most popular and toughest fasting days where drinking a single drop of water is prohibited along with other eatable items. There are twenty four ekadashis are observed in a year and from them Nirjala Ekadashi is the supreme one.
Vishnu devotees who undertake this fast does not drink water while fasting on the day. . The fast begins on Ekadasi sunrise and ends on next day (Dwadasi) sunrise. It is believed that after death people who have observed Nirjala Ekadashi are received by messengers from Vaikunta, abode of Vishnu, and not by Yama, the god of death. Observing it is also equal to going on pilgrimage.