Aja Ekadashi 2019

Aja Ekadashi 2019

Aja Ekadashi 2019 Date: Monday, 26 August

Ekadashi that falls in the Bhadrapada Krishna paksha is called as Aja ekadashi. People worship Lord Vishnu on this ekadashi and perform jagran. They used to observe fast on this day and it is believed that person gets rid of all his sin activities by worshiping Lord Vishnu on this day. You can find the importance of this ekadashi mentioned by Lord Krishna in Brahma Vaivarta purana. Person observing fast on this day gets fame and happiness in life.

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Legend of great king Harishchandra is behind this ekadashi. It is said that the king got back all his property, wife and dead son by sacrificing food and worshiping Lord Vishnu on this Ekadashi. Gautama Muni advised the king Harishchandra to perform this ekadashi.

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Here are some rules to perform fast on this ekadashi:

Person should not eat meat on Dashami tithi, the day before ekadashi.
On the night of Dashmi tithi, he should not eat masoor daal.
Grams and Karonda should not be eaten on this day.
Person should also avoid eating leafy vegetables and honey.
Person should not eat food borrowed from others on this day.
Person should follow Brahmacharya and should not go for gambling on this day.
Person should also not have to speak lie on this auspicious day.
Person should wake up early in the morning and should worship Lord Vishnu after cleaning the house and taking bath. He should complete the puja by following all the traditions and at last he has to read the story related to Aja Ekadashi.

Aja Ekadashi 2019 Date: Monday, 26 August

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