Jalakrida Ekadashi is also observed as Apara Ekadashi or Achala Ekadasi or Vaishakha Vadi Ekadasi or Bhadrakali Ekadasi. Jalkrida Ekadashi is dedicated to the Lord Jagannath (Lord Vishnu) in Orissa. Jalakrida Ekadashi is celebrated with utmost devotion in Puri Lord Jagannath Mandir in Orissa.
When is Jalakrida Ekadasi observed in 2017
Jalakrida Ekadasi is observed on the Krishna Paksha Ekadasi day in Jyeshta month according to the Oriya Calendar. And it falls on Vaisakha masa Bahula Ekadashi according to other (Telugu, Gujarati etc) lunar calendars. In 2017, Jalkrida Ekadasi falls on May 22.
Rituals, customs and traditions of Jalkrida Ekadashi include the Ekadasi fasting as all other Ekadasis and Lord Vishnu (Lord Jagannath) worship. Jalakrida Eakdasi is considered as one of the regional festivals of Orissa.