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Achala Ekadasi Vrat May - June

Achala Ekadasi fasting is observed during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in the month of Jyeshtha (May – June). In 2024, the date of Achala Ekadashi is June 2. Ekadashi is dedicated to Bhagavan 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 Ekadashi 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 desire fulfillment and self realization. It is also believed that observing this Ekadasi will help in achieving Vaikunta on earth. It is believed that observing this Ekadashi is equal to undertaking pilgrimage to various holy places.

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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