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Amalaki Ekadashi 2024: Importance Of Worshipping Amla Tree

By January 17, 2024No Comments
Amalaki Ekadashi 2024

You might be wondering how the Amla tree has such a powerful significance in hindu mythology. The Amalaki ekadashi revolves around the significance of the branches of the Amla tree where Lord Shri Hari Vishnu resides on this day. This is the most auspicious day when you can worship the Amla tree to seek blessings from lord Vishnu. So, mark the dates of Amalaki Ekadashi 2024 so that you can also worship the Amla tree and avail the benefits and blessings of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. 

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Amalaki Ekadashi 2024 Date and Time 

  • Amalaki Ekadashi Date: 20th March 2024 (Wednesday)
  • Parana Time: 21st March 2024 (01:41PM to 04:07PM)
  • Parana Day Hari Vasara End Moment:  08:58 AM
  • Ekadashi Tithi Begins: 12:21 AM on Mar 20, 2024
  • Ekadashi Tithi Ends: 02:22 AM on Mar 21, 2024

What is Amalaki Ekadashi?  

The overall celebration of Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, but the story and the significance differ. Likewise, we have come with another Ekadashi celebration, the Amalaki Ekadashi or Amalaka Ekadashi. Amalaka, meaning the Amla tree, is a festival dedicated to the Amla tree (Gooseberry). The celebration of Amalaki Ekadashi falls on the 11th day of the waxing Moon in the month of Phalguna. 

According to Hindu mythology, the gooseberry or amla tree is considered very effective, so on the day of Amalaki Ekadashi, people offer prayers with full devotion and worship the amla tree. Moreover, it is believed that on the day of Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu resides in the Amla tree along with his wife, Lakshmi Mata. Moreover, on this day, Lord Vishnu also took the incarnation of Lord Brahma to create the universe in the Amla Tree. Therefore, this day also marks the beginning of the Hindu festival of Colour Holi. 

Amalaki Ekadashi Significance and Story 

Many devotees worship the Amla tree on the day of Amalaki Ekadashi because Lord Vishnu resides in every tree branch. Moreover, on this day, Lord Krishna, one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu, lives near the Amla tree along with his wife Radha. However, the historical story that symbolises Amalaki Ekadashi importance starts with King Chitrasena worshipping Lord Vishnu and observing fast. The king, along with his other subjects, kept the Amalaki ekadashi vrat, because of which he was blessed by Lord Vishnu, who saved his life from hunters. 

Furthermore, once, King Chitrasena had lost his way in the forest while hunters surrounded him. He was so frightened and scared that he fell to the ground. The hunters were so surprised to see the divine light coming out of the king’s body that destroyed the hunters. However, when the king returned to his conscience, he found all the hunters dead. He was so surprised when he heard the voice saying it was all because of the Amalaki vrat that helped him save his life. 

Additionally, another story says that King Chaitratha of Vaidisha used to worship the Amla tree near the river. They used to observe fast and perform all the rituals by which Goddess Laxmi was overjoyed and provided wealth. Moreover, they also used to worship the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Parashurama. Later, one hunter joined them in following the rituals and honouring Lord Vishnu while he was born as King Vasuratha in his next birth with the blessings of Lord Vishnu. So, this says that the practices and observation of fasting can protect and bless the devotees in this life and their next life. Moreover, devotees who observe fast on this day tend to reach the gate of Vaikunth, which is Lord Vishnu’s residence. 

Amalaki Ekadashi Rituals and Remedies 

Amalaki Ekadashi includes some rituals and remedies that are essential to accomplishing blessings from Lord Vishnu. Read below all the mentioned Rituals and Remedies so that you can take guidance from here and perform the ceremony accurately. 

Amalaki Ekadashi Rituals 

  • On this day, devotees observe fast from the day of Amalaki Ekadashi to the next day of Dwadashi. However, you can observe the fasting for two consecutive days or eat fruits during the fasting. 
  • All the devotees gather to worship the Amla tree where lord Vishnu and Laxmi Mata reside. 
  • The auspicious day of Amalaki Ekadashi is all about chanting Vishnu bhajan, offering prayers and eating Satvik food prepared at home. 
  • On this day, the flowers placed at the feet of Lord Vishnu should be only Lotus. 
  • On this day, people spend their time in devotion and spiritual activities, reciting Amalaki Ekadashi katha and chanting spiritual prayers and songs. 

Amalaki Ekadashi Remedies 

  • On this auspicious occasion of Amalaki Ekadashi, it’s especially recommended that devotees should avoid wearing anything made of leather or dark clothes. 
  • You must avoid unnecessary activities such as smoking and drinking on this day. 
  • Gather all the family members, and you can go to the nearby where you can find an Amla tree and light a Ghee through the night. 
  • You can invite Priests and needy people to your home so that you can provide them with necessary requirements. 


So, as we come to the conclusion, let us remind you to read about the remedies and rituals properly so that you can perform all the ceremonies properly, seeking the blessings of Maa Laxmi and Lord Vishnu. On this day, devote yourself to Gods and Goddesses so that you can avail Amalaki Ekadashi benefits of prosperity, good fortune and happiness in life. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

1. When is Amalaki Ekadashi 2024 celebrated?

The Amalaki Ekadashi 2024 is celebrated on 20th March 2024 (Wednesday). It is celebrated on the 11th day of the waxing Moon in the month of Phalguna.

2. Why is the Amla tree important for the Amalaki Ekadashi celebration?

The Amla tree is considered the most important and auspicious on the day of Amalaki Ekadashi. It is believed that on this day, Lord Vishnu resides on the branches of the Gooseberry tree.

3. How is Amalaki Ekadashi celebrated?

The Amalaki Ekadashi is celebrated with great devotion and faith. People gather around the Amla tree, chant mantras and follow the rituals. Also, on this day, women who observe the Amalaki Vrat sit around the Amla tree singing bhajans and devotional songs.

4. What are the things to avoid on Amalaki Ekadashi?

Some of the most common and important things you must avoid on the day of Amalaki Ekadashi is to refrain from consuming alcohol and non-vegetarian food. You must avoid speaking ill and hurting others on this day.

5. What are the rituals of Amalaki Ekadashi?

On the day of Amalaki Ekadashi, you must wake up early before sunrise, take a bath, wear clean clothes and start preparing for puja. You must light diya and perform the Amalaki Ekadashi aarti. However, after the puja is done at home, you must gather around the Amla tree and start chanting bhajans and performing puja.

6. What are the benefits of amalaki ekadashi vrat?

If you observe fast on the day of Amalaki Ekadashi, you will be blessed by Lord Vishnu and Maa Laxmi providing you with good wealth and the ability to fight your enemies.

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