The 11th lunar day of the waning phase of the Moon in the month of Jyeshta (Purnimanta) is celebrated as Apara Ekadashi. 

The word “apara” means unlimited, and it is believed that this Ekadashi bestows boundless blessings upon devotees who honor Lord Vishnu on this day.

This year it falls on 2nd June, 2024. For local timings download the align27 app.

The Ekadashi tithi (11th lunar day) is ruled by Mars (Mangal). Observing this Ekadashi fast is said to help avoid Mars-related problems.

The Apara Ekadashi fast is believed to be so powerful that it can grant the same merits and blessings as several other acts of piety combined. These acts include bathing three times daily in Pushkara-kshetra during Kartika, bathing at the time of a solar eclipse at Kurukshetra, offering oblations to one’s forefathers, rendering service to Lord Shiva during Shivratri, bathing in the sacred Gomati River when Jupiter transits Leo, and giving cows, elephants, and gold in charity.

Additionally, the merit attained by donating a pregnant cow, along with gold and fertile land, is also believed to be equivalent to fasting on this day. By observing Apara Ekadashi with devotion and piety, one can receive boundless blessings and spiritual fulfilment.

Apara Ekadashi Rituals

  1. Chant the powerful mantra “Om Namo Bhagavate Trivikramaya” 108 times or more can help to purify the mind and body.
  2. Recite or listen to Vishnu Sahasranama, the thousand names of Lord Vishnu, to bring inner peace and harmony.
  3. One of the key principles of Ekadashi is self-restraint, you can observe a complete or partial fast on this day. 
  4. Contribute to a charity organization or directly help an individual. When you  provide crucial assistance to those who are struggling, you are not only making a difference in their life but also earning merits and blessings for yourself.

For personalized Insights and Remedies download the align27 app.