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Aja Ekadashi Vrat 2021 Date, Tithi Timings, Shubh Muhrat, Ekadashi Vrat Puja Vidhi, Rituals and Importance

Ekadashi Vrat 2021 Date, Tithi Timings, Shubh Muhrat, Ekadashi Vrat Puja Vidhi, Rituals and Importance

Updated Date : Thursday, 16 Sep, 2021 07:44 AM

Aja Ekadashi 2021 Date and Time

Aja Ekadashi is considered one of the auspicious days in Hinduism. It commences on Bhadrapada Hindu month with great vigor and devotion. Learn about Aja Ekadashi and know Aja Ekadashi’s date, time, and significance.

Aja Ekadashi 2021

Ekadashi is among the auspicious days in Hindu Panchang. It is the eleventh day of the lunar cycle that includes both waxing and waning of the Moon. Based on this fact, Ekadashi is observed two times every month- during Shukla Paksha (waxing moon period) and Krishna Paksha (waning moon period). 

Aja Ekadashi is one of the Ekadashi dates that commences during the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month. As per English Calendar, this Hindu month commences during August and September. Aja Ekadashi is also popularly known as “Ananda Ekadashi”. Check out when is Aja Ekadashi in 2021? 

Aja Ekadashi 2021 Date and Time

As per Hindu Panchang, Aja Ekadashi will be observed on Friday, 3 September 2021

Aja Ekadashi Shubh Muhurat Timings

Aja Ekadashi Shubh Muhurat timing begins: Thursday, 2 September 2021 at 6:21 AM

Aja Ekadashi Shubh Muhurat timing ends: Friday, 3 September 2021 at 7:44 AM

Paran time on Aja Ekadashi: Saturday, 4 September 2021 from 5:30 AM to 8:23 AM

Note- One should consider Paran timings strictly to open the Ekadashi Vrat.

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Significance of Aja Ekadashi

Aja Ekadashi has great significance in Hindu traditions. It is believed that worshipping Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi on Aja Ekadashi bestows immense powers and blessings. People who observe Aja Ekadashi Vrat are said to receive all the desires of their hearts. They get rid of their sins and find ultimate happiness.

Aja Ekadashi falls in Bhadrapada which is one of the most auspicious months of the Hindu Calendar. It is the sixth month of the Hindu Calendar that witness various Hindu festivals. Here is the list of some of the most important Hindu festivals that are celebrated in Bhadrapada month. 

  • Kajari Teej- August 25, 2021
  • Nag Panchami- August 27, 2021
  • Balrama Jayanti- August 28, 2021
  • Krishna Janmashtami- August 30, 2021
  • Pithori Amavasya- September 6, 2021
  • Bhadrapada Amavasya- September 7, 2021
  • Hartalika Teej- September 9, 2021
  • Ganesh Chaturthi- September 10, 2021
  • Rishi Panchami- September 11, 2021
  • Skand Shasti- September 12, 2021
  • Radha Ashtami- September 14, 2021
  • Vishwakarma Puja- September 17, 2021
  • Vamana Jayanti- September 17, 2021
  • Parsva Ekadashi- September 17, 2021
  • Anant Chaturdashi- September 19, 2021
  • Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat- September 20, 2021

Aja Ekadashi Vrat Katha (अजा एकादशी व्रत कथा)

As per legends, there was a great king from the clan of Lord Rama called Raja Harishchandra. He was known for his honesty and righteousness. People in his kingdom were happy and prosperous. As time passed by, he got married and had a handsome son. Once the king has seen in the dream that he has promised a sage to give his kingdom. On the next day, he witnessed the same on the doors of his palace. The sage reminded him of the dream and asked to fulfill the promise. Following the Dharma, Raja Harischandra gave away his kingdom. Later he had to sell his wife and son to keep his promise. After watching his condition, Sage Gautam suggested him for observing Aja Ekadashi Vrat. Raja Harishchandra kept the Vrat and followed all the Aja Ekadashi Vrat rituals. As an outcome, he received back his lost kingdom, wife and son.

Benefits of Aja Ekadashi Vrat

  • As per Hindu scriptures, one who observes Aja Ekadashi Vrat with full devotion attains “Vaikuntha”, the Dham of Lord Vishnu, after death. 
  • They receive forgiveness for all their transgressions and gain abundance and wealth. 
  • Besides, they gain benefits from performing the great and most auspicious “Ashwamegh Yagya.”
  • Devotees feel motivated to move forward on the path of salvation. 
  • They ultimately achieve freedom from the cycle of birth and death. 
  • Gain control over body, emotions, senses, and behavior. 
  • Aja Ekadashi Vrat purifies the mind and offers peace to the soul. 

Aja Ekadashi Paran Rituals

  • Paran means to open Vrat or end the Vrat. One should always consider Paran time to end their Ekadashi Vrat. 
  • Paran should be done the day after the Ekadashi.
  • Aja Ekadashi Paran should be done only after the Dwadashi sunrise. 
  • One must abstain from eating brinjal on Dwadashi. 

List of Ekadashi Vrat 2021

Learn about the Ekadashi dates in the other months. Here is the Ekadashi table to know about the Ekadashi dates in 2021. 

Ekadashi table

S. N.

Hindu Month

Paksha

Ekadashi Vrat

1

Chaitra

Krishna Paksha

Papmochani Ekadashi

2

Chaitra

Shukla Paksha

Kamada Ekadashi

3

Vaishakha

Krishna Paksha

Varuthini Ekadashi

4

Vaishakha

Shukla Paksha

Mohini Ekadashi

5

Jyeshtha

Krishna Paksha

Apara Ekadashi

6

Jyeshtha

Shukla Paksha

Nirjala Ekadashi

7

Ashadha

Krishna Paksha

Yogini Ekadashi

8

Ashadha

Shukla Paksha

Devshayani Ekadashi

9

Shravana

Krishna Paksha

Kamika Ekadashi

10

Shravana

Shukla Paksha

Shravana Putrada Ekadashi

11

Bhadrapada

Krishna Paksha

Aja Ekadashi

12

Bhadrapada

Shukla Paksha

Parsva Ekadashi

13

Ashwin

Krishna Paksha

Indira Ekadashi

14

Ashwin

Shukla Paksha

Papankusha Ekadashi

15

Kartika

Krishna Paksha

Rama Ekadashi

16

Kartika

Shukla Paksha

Devutthana Ekadashi

17

Margashirsha

Krishna Paksha

Utpanna Ekadashi

18

Margashirsha

Shukla Paksha

Mokshada Ekadashi

19

Paush

Krishna Paksha

Saphala Ekadashi

20

Paush

Shukla Paksha

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

21

Magha

Krishna Paksha

Shattila Ekadashi

22

Magha

Shukla Paksha

Jaya Ekadashi

23

Phalguna

Krishna Paksha

Vijaya Ekadashi

24

Phalguna

Shukla Paksha

Amalaki Ekadashi

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