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Coming Date of Jal Jilni Ekadashi2012

Jal Jilni Ekadashi is Coming on 26 Saptember 2012. Jal Jhilani Ekadashi is observed on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Bhadrapad Month in Gujarat.

Jal Jilni Ekadashi Story

Jal Zilani Ekadasi, also known as Jal Jhilani, is observed on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Bhadrapad month inGujarat. Jal Zilani Ekadashi 2012 date is September 26. This Ekadasi is popularly known as Parivartini Ekadasi. This particular name of Jal Zilani, or Jaljhilni, is widely used in Gujarat and by the Swaminarayan Sect.
Legend has it that Lord Vishnu who is sleeping during the Chatur Mas period turned sideways from his supine position on Jal Zilani Ekadashi day.
Another legend associated with the day is that Lord Krishna took the Gopis in Vrindavan for boating and in return demanded yoghurt. So people donate and share yoghurt on the day.
Some devotees observe a strict fasting on the day. They do not take water. But most devotees observe the usual rules associated with Ekadasi fasting on the day.
As part of puja on the day, an idol of Lord Krishna is taken to a lake or river and worshipped. The idol is also taken on a boat ride on the river. Some people also carry the Ganesha idol installed as part of Ganesh Chaturthi festival and immerse it on the day in a lake or river.
It must be noted that Ganesh Chaturthi festival begins five days before Jal Zilani Ekadashi. Therefore some people immerse Lord Ganesha on this day.

Jal Jilni Ekadashi Fasting

Fasting is for 24 hours. It is believed that a partial or total abstinence from food on Ekadasi is rewarded with bliss.
If you have any health problem or are taking medicines, please consult your doctor before deciding on fasting. You can also opt for a partial fast by avoiding food made of rice.
Do not eat food made from rice on Ekadashi.
Strictly avoid eating rice and grains, honey, meat and eating on a bell metal plate. Do not apply oil on the day. (What food can be eaten on Ekadasi for those observing partial fast?)
Those taking partial fast can consume fruits and milk.


Take bath and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu

Evening Prayers

Take a bath in the evening.
Repeat the morning puja to Vishnu
Visit Vishnu temple and witness the evening puja and rituals.

Prayers for Ekadashi

Vishnu Ashotharam
Vishnu Sahasranamam
Simple Chanting of – Om Namo Narayana
Or any prayers dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Sri Krishna

No Sleep of Keeping Vigil at Night

Staunch devotees who observe Vaikunta Ekadasi fasting do not sleep on the day. They spend the whole night at Vishnu temples or by singing prayers or listening stories dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
But those devotees who have health problems sleep at night. Those people who work, take rest at night and avoid keeping vigil at night

Next Day Morning

The fast is broken on the next day (Dwadashi) after taking bath. Offer prayers to Lord Vishnu by lighting a lamp and then you can break the fast.

Jal Jilni Ekadashi Sms

Jal Jilni Ekadashi Greetings2012

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