Jaya Ekadashi 2024: Date, Muhurat, Timing, Vrat Vidhi, Katha, Paran Time

Jaya Ekadashi 2024 falls on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. It is believed that on this day offering water, flowers, Roli, Akshat, and special aromatic substances to Lord Vishnu brings his special blessings.  Ekadashis are very important day for Hindus and a total of 24 Ekadashis are observed every year (except in case of Malmasa where there are 26 Ekadashis in a year). One such Ekadashi vrat is Jaya Ekadashi. Jaya Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day in the Magh month during the Shukla Paksha and usually falls in the month of January or February (as per the Gregorian calendar). Devotees observe day-long fast on this day with the belief that Lord Vishnu will forgive all their sins and provide them salvation. Apart from this, donating food and other necessary items to the poor are considered as sacred task performed on the day of Jaya Ekadashi. Jaya Ekadashi is also known as Bhoumi Ekadashi or Bhishma Ekadashi in south India, mainly in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Jaya Ekadashi 2024 Overview

Ekadashi Name Jaya Ekadashi (जया एकादशी)
Date February 20
Day Tuesdat
व्रत का पारण 21st February 2024(6:55 AM to 09:11 AM)

Jaya Ekadashi 2024 Date

In the year 2024, Jaya Ekadashi falls on February 20. Ekadashi tithi is starting at 8:49 AM on February 19, 2024 and ends at 9:55 AM on February 20, 2024. Parana will be done on the next day of Jaya Ekadashi Vrat 2024, i.e., on 21st February 2024. Timing of Parana will be from 6:55 AM to 09:11 AM.

Significance of Jaya Ekadashi

Each Ekadashi vrat has its own story and importance. Jaya Ekadashi is the Ekadashi observed for forgiveness of the sins committed in the past life and freedom from bhoot (ghost) and pisaach (vampire) yoni. Those who seek salvation, observing a fast on the day of Jaya Ekadashi can help them attain moksha. People who observe fasting on Jaya Ekadashi will uttermost devotion find a place in Vaikuntha, the abode of Lord Vishnu. Other than this, praying to Lord Vishnu on this day is believed to bring good fortune and health and wealth to the devotees.

Jaya Ekadashi Vrat Kaise Kare?

On the day of Jaya Ekadashi, devotees wake up early in the morning, take a holy bath and wear clean clothes. They worship Lord Vishnu and seek His forgiveness for the past life sins and ask for salvation. Prasadam and tulsi leaves are also offered to Lord Vishnu and devotees also visit temples nearby. People should refrain from eating rice, pulses, grains, honey, leafy vegetables, certain spices, etc. Even those who do not observe a fast should avoid consuming these foods. Reciting Vishnu mantra and Jaya Ekadashi vrat katha are considered as important ritual related to this auspicious day. The devotees should also offer food to Brahmins or poor on the Dwadashi day (Parana day) and break their fast after that. Most people begin the ritual of Jaya Ekadashi fasting from one day before and intake a single meal on this day. Parana of the vrat is done on the next day, i.e., on Dwadashi as per the best time calculated for breaking fast.

Jaya Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Other than observing a fast, reading the story related to Jaya Ekadashi is also considered as pretty important. Devotees who observe a fast on Jaya Ekadashi are believed to be released from pisaach (vampire) yoni. In this regard, Lord Krishna tells Yudhisthir a story that is explained in the Bhavisya Uttara Purana. The Jaya Ekadashi vrat katha goes as follows: Once upon a time, there was a place named Nandanvan where festivities were going on that was attended by several saints, deities, and demigods. Many Gandharva men were singing and Gandharva women were dancing. Among them, there was a dancer named Pushyavati who got focus of Gandharva named Malyavan and they both lost their attention. As a result, they were unable to perform their task with full concentration and were cursed by Lord Indra to be born in pisaach yoni. They both had to leave heaven and were forced to live their rest of lives in a forest near the Himalaya Mountains straying in the body of vampires. Days went by and they barely get any food to keep their body functioning. It was the day of Shukla Paksha Ekadashi during the Magh month and both Malyavan and Pushyavati had only a single food the whole day. The night was cold and they both were immensely hungry. They kept repenting their acts and kept praying to Lord Vishnu asking for forgiveness. As a result of chilly night and hunger they couldn’t survive the night and died. In this way, they both observed the fast of Jaya Ekadashi unknowingly and were sent to heaven. Everyone was startled to see them both back in heaven and asked them how did this happen. They told the whole story about how they unknowingly observed the fast on Jaya Ekadashi and by the grace of Lord Vishnu were able to get rid of pisaach yoni and returned back to heaven.

Frequently Asked Questions

जया एकादशी कब है?

वर्ष 2024 में जया एकादशी vrat 20 February को हैं।

जया एकादशी का मतलब क्या है?

The Ekadashi of Magha Shukla Paksha is called “Jaya Ekadashi”.

जया एकादशी व्रत का पारण कब है?

21st February 2024 (6:55 AM to 09:11 AM)

जया एकादशी के दिन किस आरती का पाठ करना चाहिए?

जया एकादशी के दिन इस आरती का पाठ करना चाहिए: ॐ जय एकादशी, जय एकादशी, जय एकादशी माता । विष्णु पूजा व्रत को धारण कर, शक्ति मुक्ति पाता ।। ॐ।। तेरे नाम गिनाऊं देवी, भक्ति प्रदान करनी । गण गौरव की देनी माता, शास्त्रों में वरनी ।।ॐ।। मार्गशीर्ष के कृष्णपक्ष की उत्पन्ना, विश्वतारनी जन्मी। शुक्ल पक्ष में हुई मोक्षदा, मुक्तिदाता बन आई।। ॐ।। पौष के कृष्णपक्ष की, सफला नामक है, शुक्लपक्ष में होय पुत्रदा, आनन्द अधिक रहै ।। ॐ ।। नाम षटतिला माघ मास में, कृष्णपक्ष आवै। शुक्लपक्ष में जया, कहावै, विजय सदा पावै ।। ॐ ।। विजया फागुन कृष्णपक्ष में शुक्ला आमलकी, पापमोचनी कृष्ण पक्ष में, चैत्र महाबलि की ।। ॐ ।। चैत्र शुक्ल में नाम कामदा, धन देने वाली, नाम बरुथिनी कृष्णपक्ष में, वैसाख माह वाली ।। ॐ ।। शुक्ल पक्ष में होय मोहिनी अपरा ज्येष्ठ कृष्णपक्षी, नाम निर्जला सब सुख करनी, शुक्लपक्ष रखी।। ॐ ।। योगिनी नाम आषाढ में जानों, कृष्णपक्ष करनी। देवशयनी नाम कहायो, शुक्लपक्ष धरनी ।। ॐ ।। कामिका श्रावण मास में आवै, कृष्णपक्ष कहिए। श्रावण शुक्ला होय पवित्रा आनन्द से रहिए।। ॐ ।। अजा भाद्रपद कृष्णपक्ष की, परिवर्तिनी शुक्ला। इन्द्रा आश्चिन कृष्णपक्ष में, व्रत से भवसागर निकला।। ॐ ।। पापांकुशा है शुक्ल पक्ष में, आप हरनहारी। रमा मास कार्तिक में आवै, सुखदायक भारी ।। ॐ ।। देवोत्थानी शुक्लपक्ष की, दुखनाशक मैया। पावन मास में करूं विनती पार करो नैया ।। ॐ ।। परमा कृष्णपक्ष में होती, जन मंगल करनी।। शुक्ल मास में होय पद्मिनी दुख दारिद्र हरनी ।। ॐ ।। जो कोई आरती एकादशी की, भक्ति सहित गावै। जन गुरदिता स्वर्ग का वासा, निश्चय वह पावै।। ॐ ।।

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