Apara Ekadashi Vrat Details:
Apara Ekadashi Parana:
On 31st, Parana Time=5:28 am to 8:12 am
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Timings =5:16 pm
Ekadashi Tithi Starts = 3:21 pm on 29th May 2019
Ekadashi Tithi Ends=4:37 pm on 30th May 2019
Apara Ekadashi Story or Apara Ekadashi Legends:
The greatness of Apara Ekadashi was first demystified in the Mahabharata by Lord Krishna Himself to King Yudhishthira, the eldest son of King Pandu. Lord Krishna stated that a person fasting on Apara Ekadashi will be famous due to his good virtues. When Dharmaraj Yudhishthira asked Lord Krishna about the Apara Ekadashi Vrat benefits, Lord Krishna promptly justified the importance of Apara Ekadashi with confidence. Observing fast on this day, according to Lord Krishna, is so powerful that devotees will gain immense popularity, wealth, and prosperity. Therefore, whoever observes this fast with full faith and devotion, he or she would gain an enormous fortune from Lord Vishnu.
The Importance of Apara Ekadashi:
The positive results that can be obtained by performing any rituals at the bank of river Ganga, is equivalent to the result obtained by observing the fast on this auspicious day.
It is also believed that hearing or reciting of Apara Ekadashi story is good for the welfare of oneself. Whoever maintains the fast on Apara Ekadashi, he or she will directly enter the Vaikunth of Lord Vishnu.
Apara Ekadashi Rituals Or Vrat Rules:
The rituals of Apara Ekadashi is different from the fast on other Ekadashi periods. The time span of Apara Ekadashi fast is usually more than 24 hours. You should remove all the negative thoughts from your mind and attract only positive thoughts- the thoughts about goodness and purity. You need to control your love for food. You should sleep on the floor at night. You should not lie or misbehave with others. Plus, if married, don’t forget that you should be faithful to your spouse, reminds Ganesha.
Fasting on Apara Ekadashi with complete devotion will boost your fortune. Maintain the following rituals while observing Apara Ekadashi 2019.
- Wake up before the sunrise and take an auspicious bath. Remember, you cannot apply oil on your body.
- It’s time to take the resolution of fast on Dashami, a day prior to Apara Ekadashi.
- Keep a strict fast and spend the day without eating or drinking anything.
- Then, offer Tulsi leaves, flowers, incense sticks and place oil lamp to Lord Vishnu.
- Prepare Kheer as a prasad.
- Recite the Apara Ekadashi Vrat Katha or Apara Ekadashi Story to awaken Lord Vishnu.
- Next, perform Aarti.
- Offer Kheer to Lord Vishnu.
- Serve the prasad to your family members.
- Recite ‘Vishnu Sahastranam’.
- Time to get engaged in bhajans and kirtans in the praise of Lord Vishnu.
Apara Ekadashi Fast Benefits:
Observing the fast will boost your Financial Fortune:
Do you know fast on this day can broaden your financial fortune? Yes, it is believed that observing fast on this auspicious day will make you a rich and prosperous person.
It will remove all your Sins:
The fast helps you possess good virtues and remove all your sins. If you have committed any wrong deeds, you will get rid of sins. It is believed that the fast is highly beneficial if you are suffering from the guilt of your committed sins. You can even attain liberation by maintaining a strict fast.
The Fast will attract Fame, Reputation, and Prestige:
Also note that fasting on Apara Ekadashi will bring you admiration, recognition, and fame.
Fast will bring you more Courage, Strength, and Confidence than performing other rituals:
It is believed that you will gain 3 times more powerful results by fasting on Apara Ekadashi than by bathing in Pushkar or doing Pind Dan of ancestors at the Ganges. If you belong to Leo Ascendant or Leo Moon sign, you will gain more powerful results by fasting on Apara Ekadashi than the combining effects you gain from bathing in Gomti on Thursday or bathing in Kurukshetra during the solar and lunar eclipse. Fasting on Apara Ekadashi boosts your confidence three times more than donating horse, gold, land or performing Yagya.
So, health, career, finance or relationship- where do you want to attract fortune this Apara Ekadashi 2019? Share your learnings and benefits with us.
Ganesha wishes you a very Happy Apara Ekadashi.