Apara Ekadashi 2019 is being observed on May 30. On this day, devotees observe fast and pray to Lord Vishnu. Apara Ekadashi falls on the eleventh day of Krishna Paksha in the Jyeshtha month. It is said that people who want to get rid of the sins that they may have committed in the past. The day is called Hari Vasara. The word 'apara' means limitless. Therefore, it is said that those who observe a fast on this day and pray to Lord Vishnu, get limitless blessings from the Lord. While Apara Ekadashi is generally observed in June-July, this year, it falls in May. Devotees will observe fast from May 30 and will break it on the morning of May 31. Mohini Ekadashi 2019 Date And Significance: Know All About The Vrat, Puja Vidhi And Shubh Muhurat Of This Auspicious Day.
According to Drik Panchang, Apara Ekadashi tithi will begin on May 29 at 3 pm. Here are the tithi and parana time details:
Ekadashi Tithi Begins - 03:21 PM on May 29, 2019
Ekadashi Tithi Ends - 04:38 PM on May 30, 2019
Parana Time - May 31, 05:28 AM to 08:12 AM
Parana Day Dwadashi End Timing - May 31, 05:17 PM
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It is said that Lord Krishna first explained the importance of fasting on Apara Ekadashi to Yudhishthira, the eldest son of King Pandu, as has been written in the Hindu epic, Mahabharata. Lord Krishna told Yudhishthira that observing a fast on this day would bring him good fortune, wealth, prosperity and popularity. Since then, it is believed that observing a fast on Apara Ekadashi would get devotees good fortune.
To begin your Apara Ekadashi fast, wake up early in the morning before sunrise and take a bath.
After taking a bath, pray to Lord Vishnu by lighting a diya and offer flowers, tulsi leaves and dhoop to the Lord.
You should then spend the rest of the day in prayers and singing bhajans. One must not eat or drink anything offered by anyone on this day to ensure that the sanctity of the fast remains. You can break your fast during the parana timings on the next day.
It is said that if you observe the fast with all the above points on Apara Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu will bless you with good health, wealth and prosperity.
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