Amalaki Ekadashi is one of the most important days of the Hindus. As in 2021, Ekadashi will fall on March 24 and March 25. Every year 24 ekdashi falls. This Ekadashi is a holy Hindu festival that is celebrated on the 11th day (Ekadashi) of the waxing moon. It will occur in the lunar month of Phalgun. According to the Gregorian calendar, the day falls either in the month of March or February. On the main day, the festival occurs between Maha Shivaratri and Holi. There are various rituals that are performed by devotees on this day. They fast, eat fruits and do prayers. Let’s look over these important festivals of Hindus.
Amalaki Ekadashi date and time
This day is known as Amalaki Ekadashi. The thing will begin at 10:23 AM on March 24 and ends at 9:47 AM on March 25. However, the time of Pooja which is the time of breaking the fast is between 6:18 AM to 8:21 AM on March 26. Just like other Ekadashi which falls in a year. This day also celebrated in the same manner but some rituals are different. The devotee also chants the Ekadashi mantra.
Amalaki Ekadashi significance
On this day devotees pray to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Many people also worship the Amla tree. It is believed that on this day that Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi reside in a particular tree. As Amla is one of the most valuable fruit. It also has various Ayurvedic properties.
Amalaki Ekadashi vrat Rituals
On this day the devotees wake up early in the morning, they perform various rituals after taking bath early. First, they offer prayers to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi with incense stick, offer fruits, coconut to the Lord and Goddess. However, on this day people generally do not feed themselves with rice and grains. Generally, people who are fasting drink juice, eat fruits. At the time when the devotee breaks the fast, they perform Ekadashi Vrat Katha and Aarti of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The Pooja of this day will be done during the Shukla Paksha or Full moon fortnight and another during Krishna Paksha or the New Moon phase. This day is marked as one of the most important days for Hindus. They perform the pooja with full dedication and devotion.