It is appropriate to observe this fast on 26 August
According to the scriptures, people who observe Ekadashi fasting on August 26 should be fasted. Because on August 26, Ekadashi date will be around 22 hours. It will be of no importance if the Ekadashi date ends before sunrise on 27th. However, here also Smarta and Vaishnavism differences are coming out. On the 26th of August, and on the 27th of Vaishnava rising date, Ekadashi will be fasted.
How to do fast worship
The seeker who observes Aaja Ekadashi should not eat food on the night of Dashami. Wake up before sunrise on Ekadashi and apply a paste of sesame and mud and bathe with Kusha. After this give water to the Sun and worship Lord Vishnu. Cleanse your place of worship for worship. Put a red or yellow cloth on a garrison and place the cereal on it and set an urn on it. Decorate the red colored cloth on the urn. Put a statue of Lord Vishnu on it and take the resolution of Ekadashi fast and worship it with the help of law. After this, listen or read the story of Aja Ekadashi fast. Throughout the day, he kept doing mental chanting in the names of Lord Vishnu. On the day of Dwadashi, give proper donations to the Brahmin as Dakshina and open the fast yourself.
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Importance of Aja Ekadashi
A person observing fast on Aaja Ekadashi pushes the path of religion by moving beyond his mental instincts. It is said that by observing the fast of Aja Ekadashi one attains the virtuous fruit like performing the Ashwamedha Yajna. By observing this fast, bathing, donation etc. in the pilgrimage places of Haridwar get fruit. Due to the effect of fast, the person's planetary defects also go away and one gets salvation in the end by enjoying all the pleasures. Many generations of fasting due to the grace of Lord Vishnu do not have to suffer.
- Ekadashi starts August 26 after sunrise at 7.02 am
- Ekadashi ends on 27 August, before sunrise 5.09 am
- Since Ekadashi will end before sunrise on 27th, the date of Ekadashi date has declined.