Achala Ekadasi fasting is observed during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in the month of Jyeshtha (May – June). In 2013, the date of Achala Ekadasi is June 4. Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in a traditional Hindu calendar. It is believed that observing Achala Ekadasi will help in redemption of sins and ultimately will lead to Moksha. This Ekadasi is also known as Apara Ekadasi.
Fasting on Achala Ekadashi is believed to help in redemption of sins. It is also believed that observing this Ekadasi will lead one to Moksha. Other benefits include name and fame.
All the usual rules associated with Ekadasi fasting is observed on the day. Those who observe partial fast avoid rice on the day.
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