Nirjala Ekadashi 9th of June 2014

In Hindu religion, there are about 24 Ekadashi days for devotees in a year. But Nirjala Ekadashi is the most important and auspicious fasting for devotees. During fasting, people don’t eat any food and even water throughout the day. This is why the fasting has been called Nirjala which means without water. According to the legend, Bhim couldn’t observe 24 ekadashi as he couldn’t control his desire to have food but all his brothers and Draupadi observe nicely . But later realized that he is dishonoring Lord Vishnu and met Maharishi Vyas to find a solution. So, sage Vyasa advised him to observed only Nirjala Ekadashi to obtain benefits of all other ekadashi of the year. Hence, it is also called Bhimseni Ekadashi or Pandava Ekadashi. Devotees fast to attain moksha and donate goods to poor people.

This special occasion come in Shukla Paksha in Jyaishta month but currently falls in 9th of June 2014. Shri Ram Hanuman Vatika temple is organizing this special occasion in the temple. In this day, water will be distributed to the people in the road as good work. Devotees can come and pray in the temple.

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