On the auspicious ocassion of Nirjala Ekadashi, chabeel was organised in various parts of the city.
In a year, 24 ekadashi are observed and out of these the Nirjala Ekadashi is the most sacred one. Nirjala Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, so all the pujas performed on this day are for Him to seek His blessings. Nirjala means water-less and as per Hindu calendar Nirjala Ekadashi falls on the eleventh lunar day of the waxing fortnight in the month of Jyestha (June-July). On Nirjala Ekadashi, a waterless fast is observed and it is considered a very fortunate day as per Hindus. Devotees observe the fast very religiously and say that it is the toughest fast. Also some communities organize chabeel (sweet mixture of water and milk) on this day.
Amid the mercury soaring to 44 degree, roadside stalls served sweetened and flavored cold water to public today. Various associations of shopkeepers, religious bodies & public in general organized this in order to provide relief to the people from scorching heat wave.