Nirjala Ekadashi 2024: Why is Nirjala Ekadashi Also Called Bhimseni Ekadashi, Know its Significance and Story

Fasting on the day of Nirjala Ekadashi is considered very virtuous. This fast, which falls in the month of Jyeshtha, is one of the most difficult fasts to observe as one must abstain from consuming food and water. Let us find out the significance of this day and why it is also called Bhimseni Ekadashi.
Why is Nirjala Ekadashi also called Bhimseni Ekadashi?

Why is Nirjala Ekadashi also called Bhimseni Ekadashi?

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Ekadashi fast is observed on every 11th day of the Hindu calendar. While during the other Ekadashis of the year of the year people generally give up food, but on the day of Nirjala Ekadashi falling in the month of Jyeshtha, consumption of both food and water is completely prohibited.
Therefore, these fasts are the most difficult, ones to observe. But their results are also very impressive. Pandava prince Bhim also observed only the Ekadashi fast. Let us find out what is the significance of the Nirjala Ekadashi fast and why it is considered the best among all the other fasts and find out about the story of Nirjala Ekadashi fast.
Nirjala Ekadashi 2024 in June
Nirjala Ekadashi will be celebrated on 18 June 2024. People will be observing the Nirjala Ekadashi fast on this day. It is believed that if one observes the Nirjala Ekadashi fast then that person gets the same virtue as fasting on all the other Ekadashis.
Significance of Nirjala Ekadashi
Maharishi Vyas ji had said that if a person while observing the Nirjala Ekadashi fast remains waterless for a day, then that person is freed from all their sins. It is believed that those who observe the Nirjala Ekadashi fast, they do not see the Yamdoots at the time of their death. Rather the messengers of Lord Shri Hari come down from heaven and take them to heaven on the Pushpak Viman. The fast of Nirjala Ekadashi is believed to be not only the most difficult but also the best in the world.
With regards to the rituals to be observed on the day of Nirjala Ekadashi, then those people who take a holy bath, do penance etc. during the intervals of observing this fast get the blessing which is worth donating gold worth millions. One cannot even begin to describe the blessings for those people who perform Yagya, Homa etc. on this day.
Nirjala Ekadashi story
According to the legend, Maharishi Vyas ji once said to Bhimsen - "O grandfather! Brother Yudhishthir, mother Kunti, Draupadi, Arjun, Nakul and Sahadev etc. fast on the day of Ekadashi. He further told than that even he was prohibited from eating any food on the day of Ekadashi, but he said that he could worship God devoutly and do charity in his name, but he cannot remain hungry.
On this, Maharishi Vyas said - It is mentioned in the scriptures that one should not eat food on the day of Ekadashi. If you do not want to suffer the tortures of hell and wish to go to heaven, then one must follow both the Ekadashis of every month.
Why did Bhimsen fast?
Listening to Maharishi Vyas, Bhimsen said to him that he too could not live without food even for a day, therefore it was impossible for him to observe the Nirjala Ekadashi fast for the whole day. He said to him, “If I try, I can definitely fast on only one Ekadashi in a year. Please tell me one such fast, by observing which I can attain heaven."
Why is it called Bhimseni Ekadashi?
Maharishi Vyas said that Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Jyeshtha month falls between Vrishabha Sankranti and Mithun Sankranti, and one should observe Nirjala fast on that day.
Bhima fasted on Nirjala Ekadashi, so he attained salvation and became entitled to enter heaven. Since Bhima observed the Ekadashi fast in its totality and attained heaven, hence it is also called Bhimseni Ekadashi.
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