Amalaki Ekadashi 2024: Is Ekadashi on March 20 or 21? Date, rituals, significance, celebration, puja timings

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | March 19, 2024 IST

Amalaki Ekadashi, a revered Hindu festival, falls between Maha Shivratri and Holi, specifically on the Ekadashi of Phalgun Shukla Paksha according to the Hindu calendar

Amalaki Ekadashi, a revered Hindu festival, falls between Maha Shivratri and Holi, specifically on the Ekadashi of Phalgun Shukla Paksha according to the Hindu calendar. Also known as Rangbhari Ekadashi, it typically occurs in February or March and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, with special reverence also accorded to Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati on this day. Notably, it stands as the sole Ekadashi dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. A significant aspect of the festivities is the special puja held for Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati at Kashi Vishwanath Varanasi.

Devotees hold this festival in high regard, observing a vrat (fast) as it is believed that their wishes are fulfilled through dedicated worship of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. The date for Amalaki Ekadashi 2024 is noted as March 20, according to Drik Panchang. The fast is observed on this day, with the vrat Parana (breaking of fast) scheduled from 1:41 pm to 4:07 pm on March 21.

Puja timings for Amalaki Ekadashi 2024, as per Drik Panchang, include the completion of Hari Vasar on the day of Paran Tithi, set for March 21 at 8:58 am. The Ekadashi Tithi commences on March 20, 2024, at 12:21 am and concludes on March 21, 2024, at 02:22 am.

Rituals and celebrations for Amalaki Ekadashi involve various sacred practices. According to Drik Panchang, the fast is concluded with Parana, performed post-sunrise on the subsequent day. It is crucial to break the Ekadashi fast before Dwadashi Tithi ends, even during Hari Vasar. Devotees recite the Ekadashi fast story, believed to fulfill wishes and lead to salvation and absolution from sins. Early morning bathing, meditation, temple cleaning, installation of Lord Vishnu's idol, offering Amla, worship, and charitable acts are all part of the day's observances.

Additionally, the placing of a Kalash under the Amla tree for worship, along with offerings of incense, lamp, sandalwood, roli, flowers, and Akshat, are customary. Feeding the poor or Brahmins further completes the spiritual obligations of this auspicious day.

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