Jaya Ekadashi is a Hindu fasting day on Ekadashi of Magha Mas.

Lord Vishnu is worshipped on Jaya Ekadashi
Hindu God Shri Vishnu ; source : bhagwanimage

Namaste!

Welcome to the world of engrossed readings at www.onindianpath.com. Get ready to cleanse all your sins on Jaya Ekadashi 2024.

Introduction

Jaya Ekadashi is believed to bring spiritual benefits and cleanse oneself from all the bad deeds. Apparently, this Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Likewise, Jaya is the name of guard of Vaikunth dham. We Hindus believe that performing puja rituals and observing fasts give us victory over the demons inside us. It is called ‘Jaya,’ a Hindi word that means victory over our inner evils.

However, Jaya Ekadashi is popularly known as Bhishma Ekadashi. On this auspicious day, Bhishma Pitamah chose Jaya Ekadashi to depart from his mortal body. Further, Bhishma Pitamah was a powerful warrior, pursuing celibacy and famous archer at the time of Mahabharata. He was called Pitamah, means grandfather. He guided as a commander to Kauravas.

Devotees fast on this day and engage in prayers and rituals to seek blessings.

Date and tithi of Jaya Ekadashi 2024

Besides, in 2024, we are going to celebrate Jaya Ekadashi on 20 February 2024. As per Hindu Panchang, it will fall on 11th day of Shukla Paksha of Magh Mas.

And, the Ekadashi tithi will begin at 08:49 AM on Feb 19 and end at 09:55 AM on 20th February 2024.

Significance of Jaya Ekadashi 2024

Moreover, it is suggested in our ancient Hindu scripts, if a person performs the Jaya Ekadashi vrat, it will help him in defeating his inner demons.

Do you know Goddess Lakshmi is wife of Shri Hari Vishnu. She always accompany him and resides at home where her husband is worshipped. Thus, if one observes fast on this Ekadashi will surely fullfill his financial desires. Not only financial stability, devotee is also blessed to wash away all his sins.

My perspective on Jaya Ekadashi

In my opinion, more than a religious pursuit, observing fast gives you more power to control your senses. Furthermore, by refraining oneself from food and water, one focus on other non materialistic aspects of life. Lord Vishnu is epitome of non attachment, truth and meditation. Even, in images and idols, you will find Hindu god Vishnu in Yoga nidra (closed eyes and meditating). He guides us to live amidst worldly attachments and materialistic pleasures without getting attached to them.

Meanwhile, I try to focus on finding solace within myself on a fast day. I can easily introspect to evaluate my karma and behavior. Similarly, if you try observing a fast on Ekadashi, you will feel the same.

In addition to this, our sages and scholars understood the relevance of fasting on Ekadashi. As we all know, our atmosphere and biological clocks are influenced by the movements of the Sun and moon. Hence, Ekadashi is the day when atmospheric pressure is at its lowest level, resulting in discomfort and uneasiness in the human body.

Indeed, Ekadashi vrats hold great importance in maintaining the balance of the body, providing resting time for digestion, and enhancing mood and clarity in the mind and thought process.

What to do on Jaya Ekadashi?

1. Firstly, get up early in the morning on Ekadashi and take a bath.Then after, take a vow of fasting and then worship Lord Vishnu.

2. Secondly, place an idol or image of Bhagwan Vishnu ji on a stool over a clean yellow ccolor cloth.

3. Always offer yellow flowers to Lord Vishnu, alongwith lighting a diya in front of idol nd Tulsi mata. Then, offer sweets made of milk and coconut.

4. Lastly, it is considered auspicious to worship Goddess Lakshmi along with Lord Vishnu and keep reciting Vishnu Sahastranama all day long.

5. As per Shashtra, a Hindu must donate food articles Nd money to needy people on Ekadashi.

Don’ts for Jaya Ekadashi

One should avoid eating rice on the day of Ekadashi.

Also, do not indulge in quarrels, argumentive fights and violence. And, do refrain yourself from alcohol, smoking and non-veg food items.

Conclusion

At last, I would sum up my blog on Jaya Ekadashi by marking it as a significant day for offering spiritual seekers an opportunity for self-reflection, control over senses and a deeper connection with divine energies.

As devotees observe this day with prayer, fasting and introspection, it becomes a pathway to inner victory, fostering a sense of balance, mental clarity, and spiritual serenity. Have a blessed time ahead.

Keep growing with us.

About Author

1 thought on “Seeking Divine Grace: Significance and Rituals of Jaya Ekadashi2024

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

seven + 6 =