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Jaya Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi, Puja Vidhi, Rules and Benefits

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There are 24 Ekadashis in a year with two Ekadashis in each month. The Ekadashi that falls during the Shukla Paksha in the month of Magh is known as Jaya Ekadashi. Every Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. However, all these Ekadashis are given different names. Let us explore how Jaya Ekadashi is different and the Puja Vidhi and other rituals on this day. Since the month of Magh is dedicated to Lord Shiva, he is also worshipped on this Ekadashi.

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Jaya Ekadashi 2019

Observed as a festival by some and a fasting day for many, it falls during January or February as per the Gregorian calendar. Jaya Ekadashi 2019 will be observed on 16 February, Sunday. This Ekadashi is also known as Bhoumi Ekadashi or Bhishma Ekadashi. Jaya Ekadashi Tithi will begin at 1.18 am on 15 February and will continue till 11.01 am on 17 January. The Shubh Muhurat to perform Parana would be from 7.02 am to 8.10 am on 17 February.

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Jaya Ekadashi Puja Vidhi

Prayers are offered before an idol of Lord Vishnu. An offering of sandalwood paste, sesame seeds, and fruits is made after lighting the lamp before the idol. The devotees can chant Vishnu Sahastranaam and Narayan Stotra.

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Rules To Be Observed On Ekadashi

An Ekadashi fast is not considered complete without making donations. One must donate items of use to the poor and needy as per one's capability.

Everybody, whether observing the fast or not, should abstain from rice. Non-vegetarian food as well as onion, garlic and alcohol also should be avoided.

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