Pt. Mohan Ramphal

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ekadasi

HOW TO FAST ON EKADASHI

Ekadashi fasting is observed on every 11th Tithi in Hindu calendar. There are two Ekadashi fasting in a month, one during Shukla Paksha and another during Krishna Paksha. Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe Ekadashi fasting to seek His blessings.

Ekadashi fasting spans for three days. Devotees take single meal in the afternoon a day before fasting day to make sure there is no residual food in the stomach on next day. Devotees keep strict fast on Ekadashi day and break the fast on next day only after sunrise. Eating of all type of grains and cereals is prohibited during Ekadashi fasting.

Devotees can choose to observe fasting without water, with only water, with only fruits, with one time latex food according to their will and body power. However it should be decided before starting the fast.

Vedic (Lunar) and
Vaishnava Month

Presiding diety

Krishna paksha Ekadashi name

Shukla paksha Ekadashi name

Chaitra (चैत्र, March–April)

Vishnu

Papamochani Ekadashi

Kamada Ekadashi

Vaisakha (वैशाख, April–May)

Madhusudana

Varuthini Ekadashi

Mohini Ekadashi

Jyeshta (ज्येष्ठ, May–June)

Trivikrama

Apara Ekadashi

Nirjala Ekadashi

Ashaad (आषाढ, June–July)

Vaamana

Yogini Ekadashi

Shayani Ekadashi

Shraavana (श्रावण, July-August)

Sridhar

Kamika Ekadashi

Shravana Putrada Ekadashi

Bhadrapada
(
भाद्रपद, August–September)

Hrisikesha

Ananda Ekadashi

Parsva Ekadashi

Ashvin (अश्विन्, September–October)

Padmanabha

Indira Ekadashi

Paashunkushaa Ekadashi

Kartik (कार्तिक, October–November)

Damodara

Rama Ekadashi

Prabodhini Ekadashi

Margashirsha (Agrahayana)
(
मार्गशीर्ष, November–December)

Keshava

Utpanna Ekadashi

Mokshada Ekadashi

Pausha (पौष, December–January)

Naaraayana

Saphala Ekadashi

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

Maagha (माघ, January–February)

Maadhava

Sat TilA Ekadashi

Bhaimi Ekadashi

Phalguna (फाल्गुन, February–March)

Govinda

Vaikunta Ekadashi

Amalaki Ekadashi

Adhika month
(
अधिक, once in 2–3 years)

Purushottama

Parama Ekadashi

Padmini Visuddha Ekadasii

 Ekdashi for 2016
5 January Saphala Ekadashi
19 January Pausha Putrada Ekadashi
4 February Shattila Ekadashi
18 February Jaya Ekadashi
4 March Vijaya Ekadashi
5 March Vijaya Ekadashi
18 March Amalaki Ekadashi
3 April Papmochani Ekadashi
17 April Kamada Ekadashi
2 May Varuthini Ekadashi
3 May Varuthini Ekadashi
17 May Mohini Ekadashi
1 June Apara Ekadashi
15 June Nirjala Ekadashi
30 June Yogini Ekadashi
15 July Devshayani Ekadashi
29 July Kamika Ekadashi
14 August Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
27 August Aja Ekadashi
28 August Aja Ekadashi
12 September Parsva Ekadashi
26 September Indira Ekadashi
12 October Papankusha Ekadashi
25 October Rama Ekadashi
10 November Devutthana Ekadashi
24 November Utpanna Ekadashi
9 December Mokshada Ekadashi
10 December Mokshada Ekadashi
24 December Saphala Ekadashi
Ekdashi for 2017
08 January (Sunday) Pausha Putrada Ekadashi
23 January (Monday) Shattila Ekadashi
06 February (Monday) Jaya Ekadashi
07 February (Tuesday) Vaishnava Jaya Ekadashi
22 February (Wednesday) Vijaya Ekadashi
08 March (Wednesday) Amalaki Ekadashi
23 March (Thursday) Papmochani Ekadashi
06 April (Thursday) Kamada Ekadashi
22 April (Saturday) Varuthini Ekadashi
06 May (Saturday) Mohini Ekadashi
21 May (Sunday) Apara Ekadashi
22 May (Monday) Gauna Apara Ekadashi
Vaishnava Apara Ekadashi
04 June (Sunday) Nirjala Ekadashi
20 June (Tuesday) Yogini Ekadashi
04 July (Tuesday) Devshayani Ekadashi
19 July (Wednesday) Kamika Ekadashi
03 August (Thursday) Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
17 August (Thursday) Aja Ekadashi
01 September (Friday) Parsva Ekadashi
15 September (Friday) Indira Ekadashi
16 September (Saturday) Gauna Indira Ekadashi
Vaishnava Indira Ekadashi
01 October (Sunday) Papankusha Ekadashi
15 October (Sunday) Rama Ekadashi
31 October (Tuesday) Devutthana Ekadashi
13 November (Monday) Utpanna Ekadashi
29 November (Wednesday) Mokshada Ekadashi
13 December (Wednesday) Saphala Ekadashi
29 December (Friday) Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

Ekdashi for 2018
12 January (Friday) Shattila Ekadashi
27 January (Saturday) Jaya Ekadashi
10 February (Saturday) Vijaya Ekadashi
11 February (Sunday) Vaishnava Vijaya Ekadashi
25 February (Sunday) Amalaki Ekadashi
26 February (Monday) Gauna Amalaki Ekadashi
Vaishnava Amalaki Ekadashi
12 March (Monday) Papmochani Ekadashi
27 March (Tuesday) Kamada Ekadashi
11 April (Wednesday) Varuthini Ekadashi
25 April (Wednesday) Mohini Ekadashi
11 May (Friday) Apara Ekadashi
25 May (Friday) Padmini Ekadashi
09 June (Saturday) Parama Ekadashi
23 June (Saturday) Nirjala Ekadashi
09 July (Monday) Yogini Ekadashi
23 July (Monday) Devshayani Ekadashi
07 August (Tuesday) Kamika Ekadashi
21 August (Tuesday) Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
05 September (Wednesday) Aja Ekadashi
06 September (Thursday) Vaishnava Aja Ekadashi
20 September (Thursday) Parsva Ekadashi
04 October (Thursday) Indira Ekadashi
05 October (Friday) Gauna Indira Ekadashi
Vaishnava Indira Ekadashi
20 October (Saturday) Papankusha Ekadashi
03 November (Saturday) Rama Ekadashi
18 November (Sunday) Devutthana Ekadashi
02 December (Sunday) Utpanna Ekadashi
18 December (Tuesday) Mokshada Ekadashi