Apara Ekadashi is observed on the Eleventh day of the Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of ‘Jyeshtha’. It is believed that observing Apara Ekadashi vrat will be washed away all the sins. The Apara ekadashi is also been recognize by the name of ‘Achla Ekadashi’ and the ekadashi vrat gives divine and auspicious results. Like all ekadashis, the Apara Ekadashi is also dedicated to worshipping Lord Vishnu.
The Observer or devotee of this vrat is believed to get unlimited wealth in his life cycle thus the word Apara implies “limitless” in Hindi. This ekadashi is called as ‘Apara Ekadashi’. Apara Ekadashi is observed with full commitment. Apara Ekadashi is known by the different names in across India. In the state of Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir and Haryana, Apara Ekadashi is celebrated as ‘Bhadrakali Ekadashi.’ Goddess Bhadra Kali is worshiped on this day. In Odisha, it is referred as ‘Jalakrida Ekadashi’ and is celebrated in honor of Lord Jagannath.
Apara Ekadashi Vrat
Apara Ekadashi Vrat is a highly auspicious day dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is also known as Achala Ekadashi, Bhadrakali Ekadashi and Jalakrida Ekadashi. Ekadasi fast is considered highly pious and is assumed to be one of the ways to attain Moksha.
The person who truly fear his past and present sins should must observe the Apara Ekadashi Vrat.
* The Vrat is been observed from the sunrise to the next day sunrise
* Total absent from the food on Apara Ekadashi gives more blissful results, The vrat is broken on next day after sunrise after bathing and offering prayer to the lord Vishnu.
* The person who are binded with the health concern should perform the partial fast by eating fruits and milk avoiding the rice and cereal.
* The main and the points that all forgets on the apara Ekadashi that don’t apply oil on the day of Akara Ekadashi Vrat
Apara Ekadashi Mantra
“ Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya” Meaning – I offer my Obeisance or bow down to the feets fo lord Vasdeva or Lord Krishna.
Apara Ekadashi Shub Muhurat
|Sunrise||May 18, 2020 5:48 AM|
|Sunset||May 18, 2020 6:58 PM|
|Ekadashi Tithi begin||May 17, 2020 12:42 PM|
|Ekadashi Tithi Ends||May 18, 2020 3:08 PM|
|Hari vasara End Moment||May 18, 2020 9:44 PM|
|Dwadashi End Moment||May 19, 2020 5:31 PM|
|Parana Time||May 19, 5:47 AM – 8:26 AM|
Apara Ekadashi from 2015 to 2025
|Year||Day & Dates|
|2017||Monday, 22nd May|
|2018||Friday, 11th May|
|2019||Thursday, 30th May|
|2020||Monday, 18th May|
|2021||Sunday, 6th June|
|2022||Thursday, 26th May|
|2023||Monday, 15th May|
|2024||Sunday, 2nd June|
|2025||Friday, 23rd May|
Apara Ekadashi Significance
The eminence of Apara Ekadashi was anticipated by Lord Krishna himself to King Yudhisitira, the eldest son of King Pandu. Lord Krishna also stated that a person observes Ekadashi vrat, he will be very renowned due to their meritious deeds. It is believed that the Apara Ekadashi vrat is highly beneficial for persons who are suffering from guilt of their committed sins. By observing a fast and worshipping Lord Vishnu with devotion, all the sins will be pardoned. This ekadashi vrat will make a person prosperous and rich. It is also stated in the Hindu scriptures and puranas that by keeping this sacred fast the person gets the same benefits as taking a bath in the holy Ganges during the auspicious month of ‘Kartik’. The importance is equal to donating cows or performing sacred yagyas. The Apara Ekadashi fast is a ray of light that can remove the darkness of one’s sins.