The glories of the Ekadasi that occurs in the Krishna paksha (waning phase of the moon) in the month of Jyeshtha of the is known as Apara Ekadasi. The glories of Apara Ekadasi are described by to King Yudhishtira in the .
Glories and significance of Apara Ekadasi vrat:
• The merit gained by one who fasts on Apara Ekadasi is equivalent to the collective merit achieved by
• The most heinous sins like killing a brahmana/cow/an embryo, blasphemy, coveting another man's wife etc., will be completely nullified by observing Apara Ekadasi fast.
• People who are not true to their noble professions like medicine, astrology etc., cheaters, liars, disobedient disciples and all such sinful people will be freed from their sins by the proper observance of Apara Ekadasi fast.
• The faithful observer of Apara Ekadasi vrat will reach Lord Vishnu's abode after the death of the present body.
Appropriate way to observe Apara Ekadasi vrat:
This year, Apara Ekadasi falls on 24th of May. Please break your fast between 06:47AM and 08:13AM on 25 May 2014.
OnlineTemple.com wishes you all a very happy Apara Ekadasi! May you all reap great spiritual and material benefits by the proper observance of Apara Ekadasi vrat.