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How To Observe Nirjala Ekadashi - Mantra - Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi

Nirjala Ekadasi, or Pandav Bhim Ekadashi, is observed during the Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha – waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month, which falls during (May end or June beginning). The Ekadasi fasting method for Nirjala Ekadashi is different from the usual practice. Nirjala Ekadashi - Mantra Namo Sthvan Anantaya Sahsratra Murtaye Sahstrapataiksha Shiroru Bahave Sahastra Namno Purushaya Sashavate Sashtrakoti Yug Dharine Namah नमो स्तवन अनंताय सहस्त्र मूर्तये , सहस्त्रपादाक्षि शिरोरु बाहवे सहस्त्र नाम्ने पुरुषाय शाश्वते , सहस्त्रकोटि युग धारिणे नम : Or Om Padmanabhaya Namah ॐ पद्मनाभाय नमः You can chant this simple mantra 108 times Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi The previous day of Nirjala Ekadashi one should eat only vegetarian food. On Nirjala Ekadashi day, take bath early in the morning. Wear yellow color dress and offer prayers to Ganesha in mind. Keep a murti or painting of Vishnu on the east side of house or perform the puja in the puj

Story Of Monkeys Who Decided To Observe Ekadashi Fasting

The story of monkeys who decided to observe Ekadashi fasting explains the pitfalls in spiritual life due to overconfidence and by being proud of scriptural knowledge alone. A group of monkeys dwelt in a forest. One day, the leader declared, “Humans fast on Ekadashi days and thereby obtain Punyam. We too shall fast on Ekadashi.” So, on the next Ekadashi, all of them assembled and sat on the ground, with their eyes closed. After some time, one of them said, “We are unsafe sitting motionless on the ground. A herd of elephants passing by may trample us. It is also possible that a passing tiger may maul us. Further, as we are tree-dwellers, remaining continuously on the ground is uncomfortable for us. So, why not we climb the trunks of trees and remain at the start of the branches? We will be safer and yet will not be close to the fruits at the end of the branches.” His suggestion was appreciated by them and they implemented it. Some time passed. Another monkey said, “A