Amalaki Ekadashi 2024: Date, Significance, and Rituals

In the vast realm of Hindu culture and traditions there are various days that are considered spiritual and religious. One of them is Amalaki Ekadashi. It is considered to be a day of spiritual cleansing and growth. In this article, we explore the date, significance and rituals of this spiritual day.

Amalaki Ekadashi 2024: Date and Time

In 2024 Amalaki Ekadashi will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 20. The Ekadashi tithi begins at 12:21 AM on March 20th and ends at 2:22 AM on March 21st. Like other Ekadashis, the date and time of this Ekadashi is different every year. Its date and time are decided as per the Hindu calendar and fall on the 11th day (Ekadashi) of the lunar cycle.

Amalaki Ekadashi occurs in the Shukla Paksha (waxing moon phase) of the Phalguna month (February-March).

Significance of Amalaki Ekadashi

  • Devotion to Lord Vishnu: The Amalaki tree is thought to house Lord Vishnu. Devotees honour him by reciting prayers and performing pujas to seek his blessings with spiritual growth, good health and fulfillment of desires.
  • Spiritual cleansing: It’s believed that observing the Amalaki Ekadashi Vrat or fast on this day helps purify the mind, body and soul and remove past sins and negative energy. 
  • Celebrating nature: As per Ayurveda the Amalaki tree is useful for healing. This day reminds us that we should be grateful for nature’s gifts and the healing power of the tree.
photo of lord vishnu and goddess lakshmi statue

The Story Behind Amalaki Ekadashi

There are various different stories associated with this day. One of these legends is the story of Lord Shiva where he was cursed by someone to lose his hair. He tried to find a solution by eating the Amalaki fruit on this day. As a result his hair grew back more beautiful than before, showcasing the fruit’s healing power.

Amalaki Ekadashi Rituals and Traditions

  • Fasting: Many followers observe the Amalaki Ekadashi Vrat and avoid eating food items like onions, grains and beans. It is believed that spiritual practice is easier without such food items in the human system.
  • Worshipping Lord Vishnu: A major ritual of this day is praying to Lord Vishnu and the Amalaki tree. Devotees chant related mantras, offer fruits and flowers and thank god’s gifts.
  • Charity: People engage in charitable actions by donating items like food, clothes and money to the less fortunate. This act of charity symbolizes a compassionate nature and help gain spiritually.
  • Reading scriptures: People read sacred scriptures like the Bhagavad Gita or writings about Lord Vishnu on this day for spiritual growth and enlightenment.

As Amalaki Ekadashi 2024 approaches remember that this day isn’t only about traditions. Focus on your inner self, ask for god’s blessings and enjoy the gifts that nature has to offer. The Astro Kundli team hopes this day is filled with spiritual enlightenment and growth for everyone.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the time of saphala ekadashi in 2024?

There are two Saphala Ekadashis. One was observed on Sunday, January 7, 2024. It’s Ekadashi tithi began at 12:41 AM on January 7 and ended at 12:46 AM on January 8. 

The second Saphala Ekadashi will fall on Thursday, December 26, 2024. The Ekadashi tithi begins at 10:29 PM on December 25 and ends at 12:43 AM on December 27.

What is the significance of Amalaki Ekadashi?

It’s believed that following the rituals of this Ekadashi can help with spiritual growth and enlightenment. It also purify the mind, body and soul and removes past sins.

What time does Amalaki Ekadashi start?

In 2024, the Ekadashi tithi begins at 12:21 AM on March 20th and ends at 2:22 AM on March 21st.

How many Ekadashi are there in 2024?

There will be 24 Ekadashis in total in 2024. 

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