Ekadashi’s are a very auspicious occasion in Hinduism and it occurs twice in a month – 11th day after the full moon and the 11th day after the new moon.
As per Hindu calendar month, Ekadashi twice in a month – Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. So in total, 24 Ekadashis occur in a year. On this day, the devotees usually fast eat fruits or one-time satvik meal on Ekadasi day.
Nirjala Ekadashi 2020 date and time
This year, the Nirajala Ekadashi will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. As per drikpanchang.com, the Ekadashi tithi of Jyestha month will begin on June 1 at 2.57 pm and concludes on June 2 at 12.04 pm.
Nirjala Ekadashi 2020 Significance
The Nirjala Ekadashi is also known as Bhimaseni Ekadashi, named after Bhima, the second and strongest of the five Pandava brothers, heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. As per Hindu legends, Bhima, a foodie, wanted to observe all Ekadashi fast but could not control his hunger. He reached sage Vyasa, author of the Mahabharata and grandfather of the Pandavas for a solution. Sage Vyasa advised Bhima to observe Nirjala Ekadashi, which falls once in a year and gives benefits of all 24 Ekadashis.