Nirjala Ekadashi is also known as Pandava Nirjala Ekadashi or Pandava Bhima Ekadashi. It is considered one of the most significant and sacred Ekadashi out of all the 24 Ekadashis that come in a year. Nirjala means ‘without water’. The fast is also the toughest one as those observing it abstain from consuming food and water. It is believed that if one observes ‘Nirjala Ekadashi’ fast religiously, he/she gets the benefits one gets by the observance of all 24 Ekadashi in the year. The holy day falls on the 11th lunar day of the waxing fortnight of the Hindu month of Jyestha which coincides with the Gregorian months of May or June. In 2019, Nirjala Ekadashi falls on June 13. Apart from observing fast, devotees also visit temples, chant mantras and sing devotional bhajans to seek Lord’s blessings.
With Nirjala Ekadashi round the corner, here’s a playlist of bhajans and devotional chants to seek Lord Vishnu’s blessings:
Om Jai Jagdish Hare
Lord Vishnu’s aarti ‘Om Jai Jagdish Hare’ is sung in the melodious voice of Anuradha Paudwal.
Shri Vishnu Gayatri Mahamantra
Vishnu Gayatri mantra is sung by Suresh Wadkar.
Shri Krishna Govind Hare Murari
The bhajan is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan in praise of Shri Krishna.
Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram
Achyutam Keshavam Krishna Damodaram is a Krishna bhajan. The bhajan is sung by Madhuraa Bhattacharya.