Apara Ekadashi Vrat, Apara Ekadashi Vrata vidhi, Apara Ekadashi Vrat procedure.. how to observe Apara Ekadashi Vrat?
According to the Hindu traditional calendar, during the waning phase of the moon (Krishna Paksha) in the month of Jyeshtha, Apara Ekadashi is observed with all dedication and devotion. This Ekadshi have religious and social significance among the devotees.
According to the Gregorian calendar, in the month of May or June, this particular usually falls. This particular Vrat of Apara Ekadashi largely helps the followers to eliminating their all kinds of sins plus would initially help them in attaining salvation or Moksha. This Vrat is strongly believed to bring in fame and name to the observer or followers to a large extent.
The day of Apara Ekadashi is also marked and largely celebrated in various parts of India as Jalakrida Ekadashi, Achala Ekadashi, Viashakha Vadi Ekadashi and Bhadrakali Ekadashi. These are just the region names of Apara Ekadashi which is grandly observed in certain pockets of India in its own manner. Each of these Apara Ekadashi has its own identity and significance in religion and social circuits.
The followers of Apara Ekadashi are said to immediately receive fruitful results by performing spiritual and religious acts such prayers, rituals, homams and mainly fasting because it cleanses the devotees from all kinds of sins that was committed in the past. They also indulge in performing ritual bath or dip in Gautami River at Simha Sankraman, worshipping Lord Shiva in Varanasi, ritual bath or dip in Prayag in the month of Magha masam at Mesha Sankraman, offering tharpan to forefathers at Gaya, and so on.