Ekadashi Dates 2020

Hinduism is full of festivals and thithis that have profound meaning. A vrat is a fast observed for a particular purpose. Ekadashi is one such day that is auspicious and dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Ekadashi in Sanskrit means the 11th day. This is after the full moon and the 11th day which falls after the new moon. Ekadashi in Sanskrit means eleven. As per the Panchang, two Ekadashis fall in one month. The Shukla Paksha and the Krishna Paksha READ MORE

Ekadashi Dates 2020

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6 January
(Monday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi
20 January
(Monday)
Shattila Ekadashi
5 February
(Wednesday)
Jaya Ekadashi
19 February
(Wednesday)
Vijaya Ekadashi
6 March
(Friday)
Amalaki Ekadashi
19 March
(Thursday)
Papmochani Ekadashi
20 March
(Friday)
Vaishnava Papamochani Ekadashi
4 April
(Saturday)
Kamada Ekadashi
18 April
(Saturday)
Varuthini Ekadashi
3 May
(Sunday)
Mohini Ekadashi
4 May
(Monday)
Gauna Mohini EkadashiVaishnava Mohini Ekadashi
18 May
(Monday)
Apara Ekadashi
2 June
(Tuesday)
Nirjala Ekadashi
17 June
(Wednesday)
Yogini Ekadashi
1 July
(Wednesday)
Devshayani Ekadashi
16 July
(Thursday)
Kamika Ekadashi
30 July
(Thursday)
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
15 August
(Saturday)
Aja Ekadashi
29 August
(Saturday)
Parsva Ekadashi
13 September
(Sunday)
Indira Ekadashi
27 September
(Sunday)
Padmini Ekadashi
13 October
(Tuesday)
Parama Ekadashi
27 October
(Tuesday)
Papankusha Ekadashi
11 November
(Wednesday)
Rama Ekadashi
25 November
(Wednesday)
Devutthana Ekadashi
26 November
(Thursday)
Vaishnava Utthana Ekadashi
10 December
(Thursday)
Utpanna Ekadashi
11 December
(Friday)
Gauna Utpanna EkadashiVaishnava Utpanna Ekadashi
25 December
(Friday)
Mokshada Ekadashi
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The fast is observed as per the sunset timings on the previous day to the sunrise after the Ekadashi day. The timings are in the Hindu calendar and Panchang. The word Ekadashi upvas has many meanings the obvious meaning is fasting from grains and beans on the eleventh day.

Connection of moon and our food

To fast is only a practical expression of a deeper meaning. Planets and heavenly bodies above us are not just mere objects. They contribute to our well-being and affect our life.

Significance of Ekadashi

The importance is not only fasting alone. In the lunar calendar, the 11th days are the two Ekadashi. Ekadashi is a special day where devotes dedicate the day to praying to Lord Vishnu and seek his blessings. Less importance is given to mundane chores that day and it is advised to rise early in the morning bathe and dedicate the day to praying to Lord Vishnu. Those who cannot fast completely usually fast from grains. It is believed that on this day, we are given the maximum concentration capacity, through the energy centers or chakras. Hence for spiritual advancement fasting on this day is highly beneficial. The mind is just one subtle position of our food that gets influenced by the moon. Ekadashi is connected to the cosmic movement of the moon and its relation with the mind. The mind uses the chakras which get influenced.

What the Hindu scriptures say about Ekadashi

The Hindu scriptures describe the meaning of the day. The internal meaning in the astrological calculation, Ekadashi means eleven ‘Upvas’ ‘up’ means close or near. And ‘vas’ means to stay or reside. To stay close to the Lord through all senses, body, and mind of the eleven senses is Ekadashi. The 11th day stands for these eleven senses of ours. They are the 5 sense organs, 5 action organs, and last but not the least, the mind. So this day brings us closer to Lord Vishnu. We need to absorb our consciousness in the service of the Lord, and not concentrate on mundane jobs like eating and sleeping. This helps in absorbing the spiritual path easier.

24 Ekadashis fall in a year that is 2 in a month.

General guidelines for Ekadashi Vrat/ fast

The rules for the fast are very simple. Those who are not able to fast completely can have fruits and milk. For those who want to eat on the day, there are Ekadashi food recipes that are free from grains and beans. The sunset before Ekadashi to the sunrise the next day is observed as Ekadashi. The prescribed fast breaking time is given on our website.

Wake up before sunrise and have a bath and worship Lord Vishnu by lighting a lamp and incense sticks.

Observe fast from the sunset before that morning to make sure that there is no undigested food in our systems.

Visiting a Vishnu temple or reciting the Vishnu Sahasranamam

The Vishnu Sahasranamam holds prime importance and reciting this daily can relieve many sufferings and problems. There are numerous astrological benefits one gets by reciting. So it acts as a protective and remedial measure as well.

Avoid eating Onion garlic if you are observing a no grain fast but are eating other foods.

Avoid eating non-veg or any tamasic food for the whole period starting Dashami.

The idea of the fast is only putting energy in the worship and concentrating less on external factors. The spirit of the fast is only to engage in the worship of Lord Vishnu.

Scientific reasons for observing Ekadashi

Scientists have experimented and arrived at the same conclusions that the scriptures give us. The same result by fasting for 36 hours was termed best by scientists and the scriptures have termed it Ekadashi. It was inferred that cell duplication was lesser if this pattern was followed. According to the Yoga Sutras and medical science, a full fast may not be advisable for everyone. Lukewarm water is known to be the best if you are doing a full fast. Schools and colleges are no more educating students on these rituals. Modern times have forced all this valuable information out of the window. It is important to understand the astrological and spiritual reasons for observing the fast. It is proved by scientists that lethargy and illnesses are at bay following this method of fasting. It is also a detoxification method.

Foods to be avoided

Onion/garlic

Grains

Beans

Mustard seeds

Tamarind

All kinds of spices except jeera/jeera powder and pepper which are allowed

Non-veg food

Foods permitted for those who cannot observe a full fast

Fresh Fruits

Dry Fruits

Nuts

Milk

Cassava

Potato

Sweet Potato

Bottle gourd

Amaranth

Samai / Samo Millet

Sago

Sugar

Rock Salt

Pepper

Ginger

It is believed that the best results of praying and asking forgiveness from the Lord are seen on this day. A system of purification is devised by God himself. It is just for us to understand and follow it. The fast also means we are away from the five evils of lust, anger, jealousy, pride, and greed.

A spiritual connection with God requires you to be free from material desires and not succumb to temptations.

May the Lord always bestow his blessings on all his devotees.

Birthastro has the various Ekadashi dates per year. You can refer to the table below to get the information.

Ekadashi Recipes

Add a tulsi leaf if you want to offer it as bhog.

Ekadashi Sabudana Khichdi

Ingredients:

1 cup Sago Rice/ Tapioca Pearls/ Sabudana

Water to soak

2-3 potatoes – finely chopped

1 tsp - cumin seeds

1 tsp Jeera powder

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp of pepper

3 tbsp - groundnut oil

2 whole green chillies

1 tsp ginger paste

Few curry leaves

2 diced potatoes

Fasting salt/ sendha salt to taste

1/3rd cup roasted and crushed peanut

1 tbsp lemon juice

Coriander leaves to garnish

In a wide pan, Add the groundnut oil Add green chillies and curry leaves, then add jeera to splutter. Add potatoes, and cook till potatoes are 80 percent boiled. Add ginger paste, crushed peanuts, Jeera powder and pepper, fasting salt, sugar, and lemon juice. Off the gas and add the sago pearls and mix well. Once mixed well, switch on the flame and heat. Add coriander leaves to garnish.

Ekadashi Samai / Samo Khichdi

Ingredients

Soaked Samo rice -1/2 cup (100 gms) soaked for half an hour

2 (100 gms) - Potatoes

2 to 3 tbsp - Peanuts

3 to 4 tbsp - Ghee

2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped) - Green Coriander leaves

1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds

½ tsp - roasted Cumin seeds powder

1 (finely chopped) Green chilies

6 to 8 1coarsely ground - Black pepper

1 tsp (or to taste - Sendha Salt

1 cup - Buttermilk (Chaas)

Take a pan, add ghee, to the pan, Add Jeera, while adding Jeera make sure gas is in slow. Add green chillies, and coarsely ground pepper. Add the samo rice and cook for a minute to roast this. Add fasting salt, now add 2 cups water and let it cook for 3to 4 minutes on a medium flame. Cut the potato into small pieces, add ghee to another non-stick pan, fry the potatoes in the ghee until soft. If the rice is ready, of the flame. Fry the peanuts in the ghee that is left over. Mix both potato and, peanuts and 1 cup of buttermilk to the khichdi. Mix well. Add coriander leaves to garnish. Add melted ghee on top. Serve with curd.

Ekadashi - Ash gourd Raita

Ingredients

½ cup grated and boiled – Ash gourd

1 tsp Jeera powder

Fasting salt to taste

2 cups beaten curd

Coriander leaves for garnish

Mix all the ingredients together. Raita is ready to serve.

Amaranth/ Rajgira Ki Puri

Ingredients

2 cups - Rajghira flour

1 medium sized boiled potato

Fasting salt

1 tsp Black pepper

1 tsp Jeera

Add all the ingredients and kneed a stiff dough. Roll out using little Amaranth / Rajgira flour and oil. Fry on a fast flame.

Amaranth / Rajgira Thalipeeth

Ingredients

2 Tsps Jeera

2 green chilies medium sized

Pepper

½ cup milk

2 tbsp curd

2-3 boiled potatoes.

2 cups Rajgira or Amaranth flour

Cut coriander leaves

4 tbsp groundnut oil / ghee

Fasting salt

Add all the ingredients together and kneed a soft dough. This will be like a wet dough. Make hands moist and pat on a hot pan with oil. Make sure to use groundnut oil even for roasting the thalipeeth.

Cook on slow so it cooks well from inside. Using a plate flip the thalipeeth.

Ekadashi Fruit curd

Ingredients

1 finely chopped apple

1 peeled - Pomegranate

2 chopped bananas

½ cup - Dates

½ cup - Cut deseeded green grapes

2 tbsps - Cashews

3 tbsps Kishmish or dry grapes

3 tbsps peanuts

3 cups - Sweetened beaten curd

Jeera powder

Mix all the ingredients and serve.

Makhana Kheer

Ingredients

75 gms makhana / lotus seeds

1 ltr full fat milk

pinch of saffron

1/4 tsp green cardamom powder

3 tbsp chopped nuts

100 gms sugar

3 tbsp desi ghee / clarified butter

In a pan add ghee, and roast Makhanas on a slow flame. Once it is golden brown, you can add boiled milk. Add this to the pan of the makhanas. Let it boil on medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes. Add few strands of kesar, add elaichi powder, and let cook for 2 to 3 more minutes. Once it is thick, mix well. Press the makhanas so they break slightly so they do not break completely. Add the sugar, and mix well. This kheer does not take very long to make. Add chopped dry fruits for garnish on top.

Sabudana Kheer

For soaking sabudana

Ingredients:

1 cup (sago) - Sabudana

½ literMilk

Method:

Wash the sabudana to make sure you remove all the starch. Soak this sabudana in the milk for minimum an hour.

For kheer

Ingredients:

½ cup Water

2 litres – full fat Milk

6-8 strands (soaked in milk) Saffron

1/4th cup - Almond chopped

1/4th cup (chopped)- Pistachio

1/4th cup (chopped) Cashew nuts

½ tsp Cardamom powder

condensed milk (sweetened) 300 gm

Method:

Heat a sauce pan or a kadhai, add water and milk, bring to a boil

Add the sabudana which was soaked in the milk and cook on low flame while stirring in intervals until the milk is reduced. Add the saffron, almond, pistachio, cashew nut and cardamom powder, You can also use half cup of sugar instead of condensed milk. Add either now.

Cook for 10 minutes. Serve hot or cold according to preference.

Garnish with few chopped nuts.

In total, there are 24 Ekadashis in a year, but with the arrival of Mal mas, there are 26. Each Ekadashi has its significance.

Putrada Ekadashi 2020

For the blessing of a boy

Hinduism places great importance on fasting on Ekadashi. Paush Putrada Ekadashi falls on Shukla Paksha during Paush month. Ritually, Lord Vishnu is worshipped on this day. Lord Vishnu is believed to fulfill all the wishes of those who observe the Putrada Ekadashi fast. It is considered the best fast for people who wish to have children.

Saphala Ekadashi 2020

For gaining success in all your deeds

Therefore, the person who observes the holiest Saphala Ekadashi fast gets salvation in the end. Those who do not are like animals without tails or horns. Saphala Ekadashi is the fruit of Ashwamedha Yagya when one reads or listens to its greatness.

The Hindu calendar calls the Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha of Paush month Saphala Ekadashi. As per religious beliefs, on the day of Saphala Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu showers a special grace on those who worship him by the law, and at the same time, all their wishes are fulfilled.

Shattila Ekadashi 2020

For freedom from sins and acquiring heavenly abode

Shattila Ekadashi fast is observed to gain blessings from Lord Vishnu, the sustainer of the world. The mythological scriptures state that Ekadashi of Krishna Paksha of Magha month is known as Shattila or Papaharini, which destroys all sins.

If one gives a daughter, does thousands of years of penance, and gives gold, the more fruit one receives by performing Shattila Ekadashi. If one observes this fast, he or she receives all the happiness this world has to offer, and finally, he or she gains salvation.

Jaya Ekadashi 2020

For gaining merit of donating ten times more than offering a thousand cows to a Brahman

Jaya Ekadashi falls on Shukla Paksha of Magha month. According to Hinduism, Jaya Ekadashi has a special meaning. Yudhishthira, son of Pandava King Krishna, is believed to have fasted for Jaya Ekadashi after Krishna emphasized its importance to him.

Vijaya Ekadashi 2020

For victory and success in all spheres of life

According to the Hindu calendar, the Ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha of Falgun month is called Vijaya Ekadashi. This date is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the sustainer of the world. It is a religious belief that the person observing Vijaya Ekadashi fast must listen to the fast story related to it, only then the person gets its real fruit.

Amalaki Ekadashi 2020

For gaining merit of donating ten times more than offering a thousand cows to a Brahman

According to the Hindu calendar, the Ekadashi of Falgun Shukla Paksha is known as Amalaki Ekadashi Rangbhari and Amla Ekadashi. On this day there is a law to worship Amla along with the worship of Lord Vishnu. It is a religious belief that a person who observes Amalaki Ekadashi fast according to the law attains salvation.

Papmochani Ekadashi 2020

For the freedom from sins and wrongful acts

Papmochani Ekadashi, however, is the most unique. The fast of Papmochani, which removes all sins, is observed on the Ekadashi of Chaitra Krishna Paksha. There is a law to worship Lord Vishnu on all Ekadashis. By his grace, all sins and sorrows are cut away and happiness and prosperity are attained.

Kamada Ekadashi 2020

for the fulfillment of desires

Kamada Ekadashi is the first Ekadashi followed by devotees in the Hindu New Year. On the day of Kamada Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu is worshiped by law. With the effect of fasting on Kamada Ekadashi, all sins are destroyed and one gets freedom from the Ghost yoni.

Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month is called Kamada Ekadashi. Kamada Ekadashi is the first Ekadashi of the Hindu New Year. On the day of Kamada Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu is worshiped. With the effect of fasting on Kamada Ekadashi, all sins are destroyed and one gets freedom from the ghost yoni.

Varuthini Ekadashi 2020

For overall happiness

Lord Shri Krishna had told Yudhishthira the importance of Varuthini Ekadashi fast, according to him, whoever observes Varuthini Ekadashi fast according to law, all his sins are erased and in the end he attains heaven.

Varuthini Ekadashi is said to be the Ekadashi date falling in Krishna Paksha in Vaishakh month. This Ekadashi fast is observed to seek the blessings of Lord Vishnua. Whoever observes Varuthini Ekadashi fast according to law, all his sins are erased and in the end he attains heaven.

Mohini Ekadashi 2020

For relief from all kinds of sufferings

According to the Hindu calendar, the Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month is called Mohini Ekadashi. According to religious belief, this Mohini Ekadashi is the best fast to remove all kinds of sorrows, remove all sins. Due to the effect of this fast, humans go to Vishnuloka after getting rid of the entanglement and the evil group. But on this day some special tasks should not be done even by forgetting.

Apara Ekadashi 2020

For achieving name and fame

Apara Ekadashi means immense virtue. According to Padma Purana, there is a law to worship Lord Vishnu in his Vamana form on this day. It is believed that by observing the fast of Apara Ekadashi, Lord Shri Hari Vishnu bestows immense virtue by removing all the sorrows and troubles from the life of a human being. This Ekadashi bestows many virtues and destroys the great evils. Due to the effect of fasting on Ekadashi, all sins like killing Brahma, ghosts, blaming others, adultery, giving false testimony, telling lies, reading or making false scriptures, becoming a false astrologer and becoming a false doctor etc. Apara Ekadashi is also termed Jalkrida Ekadashi, Achala Ekadashi and Bhadrakali Ekadashi.

In the month of Magha, when the Sun is situated on the Capricorn sign, the virtue that a person takes a bath in Prayag at that time, the virtue obtained by fasting on Shivratri in Kashi, the person who gratifies the ancestors by donating Pind in Gaya. The merit of which one is accustomed, the fruit obtained by a person bathing in Godavari when Jupiter is situated on the sign of Leo, the darshan of Lord Kedar at the time of visit to Badrikashram and the meritorious result obtained by visiting Badri Teerth and At the time of solar eclipse, by performing yajna in Kurukshetra with dakshina, the fruit obtained by performing elephant, horse and gold, in the same way, a person obtains the same result by fasting on Apara Ekadashi. It is equivalent to listening gives the fruit of a thousand sacrifices.

Nirjala Ekadashi 2020

For control over senses and relief from all sufferings

Ekadashi fasting is considered paramount. It is said that a person who observes this fast of Nirjala Ekadashi, leads to salvation. Some of these Ekadashis have special significance.

This Ekadashi comes every year in the Shukla Paksha of Jyestha month. The fast of Nirjala Ekadashi is done abstaining from water as well. From the starting vow of the fast to breaking the fast, not even a drop of water can be consumed on this day.In the remaining Ekadashis of the year, the fast is not forbidden to drink water, but the fast of Nirjala Ekadashi is done without drinking water.

Nirjala Ekadashi fasting method

Wake up early and take a bath.

Meditate and worship.

Lord Vishnu.

Practice chanting and do Japa.

First offer bhog to the Lord, donate it to Brahmin, and then break the Nirjala fast by consuming water. It is said that if the fast of Nirjala Ekadashi is done with a sincere heart, then Shri Hari takes away all the troubles of life and life becomes happy.

According to religious belief, it is said that a person who observes this fast with a sincere heart, gets the virtue that is available in all Ekadashi fasts. He becomes free from all kinds of troubles. Along with fasting, charity work is also done on this day. The person who donates receives merit. Donating Kalash is considered very auspicious. This gives a person a happy life and longevity.

According to the legend,once during the Mahabharata period, Pandu's son Bhima asked Maharishi Ved Vyas Ji - "Oh most respected monk! All my family members observe Ekadashi fast and ask me to do the fast too. But I cannot remain hungry, so please tell me how can I get the results of Ekadashi without fasting?

At the request of Bhima, Ved Vyas Ji said - son! You must fast without water on Ekadashi of Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha. On this day both food and water have to be given up. A person who stays from sunrise on Ekadashi date to sunrise of Dwadashi without drinking water and observes Nirjala fast with true devotion, he gets the fruits of all Ekadashis that come in a year by observing this one Ekadashi fast. Then Bhima observed the fast of Nirjala Ekadashi following the orders of Vyas Ji.

Yogini Ekadashi 2020

For performing pious deeds

According to the Hindi calendar, Ekadashi is observed on both sides of Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha every month. In this way, there are two Ekadashi dates in a month and 24 Ekadashi in a year. In the scriptures, the fast of Ekadashi Tithi is said to be the best among all the fasts. According to religious belief, a person who observes fast on every Ekadashi with devotion, all the troubles of his life are removed. The sinful deeds of a person are destroyed and salvation is attained after this world. The fast of each Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, but each Ekadashi has its significance. Yogini Ekadashi falls during Krishna Paksha in the month of Ashadha. This Ekadashi falls between two important Ekadashi fasts, after Nirjala, and before Devshayani Ekadashi.

The greatness of Yogini Ekadashi is considered to be in all three worlds. By observing this fast, a person gets happiness, prosperity, and good health.

Devshayani Ekadashi 2020 - Jayanti Ekadashi 2020

For Moksha (Salvation and liberation)

Devshayani Ekadashi is also called Jayanti Ekadashi. By performing this yajna, one gets the fruit of Vajapeya Yagya. There is no better way than this to destroy the sins of sinners. The person who worships Me (the form of Vamana) on this Ekadashi day, all three worlds are worshiped.

Hearing the words of God, Yudhishthira said that Lord! I am in doubt that how do you sleep and take your side and how did King Bali tie the Bali and what other pastimes did you do by keeping the form of Vamana? What is the method of fasting Chaturmas and what is the duty of a human being when you sleep?

Those who worship the Lord Kamalnayan with a lotus, they go near the Lord. One who fasted and worshiped on Bhadrapada Shukla Ekadashi, worshiped the three worlds including Brahma, Vishnu. Therefore, one must observe the fast of Harivasar ie Ekadashi. On this day God takes his turn, hence it is also called Parivartini Ekadashi.

Kamika Ekadashi 2020

For freedom from sins committed

The Ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha of Sawan month is called Kamika Ekadashi. This date is dedicated to Lord Shri Hari i.e. Vishnu. On the day of Kamika Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu, who holds a conch shell, a chakra mace, should be worshiped with devotion by the names of Sridhar, Hari, Vishnu, Madhava, and Madhusudan. Lord Krishna has said that on the day of Kamika Ekadashi, the person who lights a lamp of ghee or sesame oil in front of the Lord, his virtues are not even counted by Chitragupta.

Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 2020

For being blessed with a child

There are a total of 24 Ekadashi fasts observed throughout the year. Shravan brings with it Ekadashi, a festival that has great significance. This fast is dedicated to Lord Hari Vishnu. The Ekadashi that falls on the Shukla Paksha of the month of Shravan is called Shravan Putrada Ekadashi. By observing this fast with a sincere heart, children get happiness, those who have any kind of child-related problem must keep this fast. There are two Putrada Ekadashi celebrations per year, the second of which falls in Paush month.

Aja Ekadashi 2020

For gaining spiritual knowledge and higher consciousness

The Ekadashi date of Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha is called Aja Ekadashi. A person who *observes Aja Ekadashi fast on this day with true faith and rules gets the same result as Ashvamedha Yagya. According to religious belief, the Ekadashi date is very dear to Lord Vishnu. That is why he is worshiped on this day.

Parsva Ekadashi 2020 - Padma Ekadashi 2020

For overall purification of body, mind, and soul

Parsva Ekadashi is the Ekadashi of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha. In the scriptures, this Ekadashi is known as Padma Ekadashi. It is believed that Lord Vishnu changes his side on this day while sleeping in Chaturmas, hence this day is also called Varivarti Ekadashi. The importance of this Ekadashi has been told in the scriptures. After snatching heaven by the Asuras, the gods worshiped Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi Mata on Padma Ekadashi to regain heaven. By this Ekadashi, the deity could again gain authority over heaven.

The Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu is worshiped on the day of Padma Ekadashi. Lord Shri Krishna has said that a person who worships his Vamana avatar on Padma Ekadashi gets the fruits of worshiping Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva together. Such a person attains fame and respect in the earth world and after death, attaining a place in heaven, shines like the moon. On the day of Padma Ekadashi, all the wishes of the devotee who worship Lord Vamana with a lotus are fulfilled.

Regarding Padma Ekadashi, the scriptures say that donating rice, curd, and silver on this day is very fruitful. Those who are unable to observe Padma Ekadashi due to any reason should recite the story of various incarnations of Lord Vishnu on the day of Padma Ekadashi. Reciting Vishnu Sahasranama and Ramayana is also very fruitful on this day.

Indira Ekadashi 2020

For liberating ancestors from the hell of Yamraj

As per the Hindu calendar, the Indira Ekadashi fast occurs on the Krishna Paksha date of Ashwin. The scriptures indicate that the Ekadashi of Pitru Paksha brings salvation to our ancestors.

It is said that if one observes the fast for his ancestors with true devotion, his ancestors are saved. This Ekadashi fast must be observed by family members of an ancestor who received Yamraj punishment due to his sinful behavior.

Papankusha Ekadashi 2020

For fulfillment of desired and Moksha

Ashwin Shukla Paksha Ekadashi is known as Papankusha Ekadashi in the Hindu calendar. This Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Padmanabha. According to tradition, fasting on this Ekadashi yields the same results as austerity. Shri Krishna says that Ekadashi protects against sin, that is, from sinful deeds. A person who observes this Ekadashi fast finds meaning and salvation. This fast has the effect of destroying any sins accumulated by a person. During this day, worship should be performed with reverence and devotion, and donations and Dakshina should be given to Brahmins. Fruit is the only food eaten on this day. As a result, the body and mind are healthy.

Papankusha Ekadashi 2020

For fulfillment of desired and Moksha

Ashwin Shukla Paksha Ekadashi is known as Papankusha Ekadashi in the Hindu calendar. This Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Padmanabha. According to tradition, fasting on this Ekadashi yields the same results as austerity. Shri Krishna says that Ekadashi protects against sin, that is, from sinful deeds. A person who observes this Ekadashi fast finds meaning and salvation. This fast has the effect of destroying any sins accumulated by a person. During this day, worship should be performed with reverence and devotion, and donations and Dakshina should be given to Brahmins. Fruit is the only food eaten on this day. As a result, the body and mind are healthy.

Rama Ekadashi 2020

For elevation to higher consciousness

In Kartik month, Rama Ekadashi fast is observed. There is a special significance to Rama Ekadashi among the 24 Ekadashis in a year. After four months Lord Vishnu wakes up from his Yoga Nidra. Padma Purana says that fasting on Rama Ekadashi brings the blessings of Vishnu along with Lakshmi.

Every year, this fast is observed on the Ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik. A person's sins are destroyed when he or she observes this fast. It is also mentioned in the Padma Purana. Fasting on Rama Ekadashi is said to lead to salvation. By observing this fast, along with Lord Vishnu, one also receives the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi, so one does not suffer from poverty or hunger.

Significance of Rama Ekadashi

Rama Ekadashi is believed to be named after Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu. Also referred to as Rama. Those who fast on this holy day are believed to be blessed by Lord Vishnu and to attain all happiness and salvation in the end, being freed from all sins.

Ekadashi fasting instructions

As part of the Ekadashi fast, our sages should remember God and control their five senses, five sense organs, and one mind. After taking a bath and meditating, the person who observes this fast should especially worship Lord Vishnu, Goddess Lakshmi, and Goddess Tulsi in the morning.

Devutthana Ekadashi 2020

For purification of the body and mind

Ashadh Shukla Ekadashi is celebrated as Devutthana Ekadashi (Devuthani Ekadashi), according to Hindu theology, Lord Vishnu sleeps for four months to awakens on this day of the year during Kartik Shukla Ekadashi.

Prabodini Ekadashi or Dev Uthani Ekadasi is observed on the eleventh day of the month of Kartik during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of the moon. An Ekadashi is one of 24 in a year according to the Hindu lunar calendar. Malamaas, however, increases this number to 26. A major Ekadashi is the Dev Uthani Ekadashi every year.

People throng temples and do parikramas chanting and bhajans.

Utpanna Ekadashi 2020

For the merit of offering a thousand cows to a Brahman

A significant part of Hinduism is fasting on Utpanna Ekadashi. Hindu calendars refer to Margashirsha Krishna Paksha as Utpanna Ekadashi. Fasting the Utpanna Ekadashi fast benefits the person with Lord Vishnu's blessings, according to Hindu tradition.

The significance of Utpanna Ekadashi Vrat

The fast of Utpanna Ekadashi is believed to give a person everything they seek during the pilgrimage and the abode of Lord Vishnu. The rewards of giving on the day of fast are increased by lakhs. In the case of someone who observes the waterless fast on Utpanna Ekadashi, he is reconciled with Lord Vishnu. Observing this fast will destroy a person's sins of all kinds. In the religious scriptures, observing this fast is worth more merit than observing the Ashwamedha Yagya, performing pilgrimage, bathing, and giving charity.

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For liberation

A very auspicious time for fasting, bathing, charity, and cleansing are Ekadashi Tithi and Shukla Paksha of every month according to Sanatan Dharma. Fasting on Ekadashi offers immense blessings from Lord Vishnu, who sustains the universe. Mokshada Ekadashi destroys great evils. A wise and peace-giving fast that creates progeny is Ekadashi fasting. In honor of this day, it is customary to bathe in holy rivers and worship Lord Vishnu. During this fast, human sins are attenuated and the cycle of death and birth is broken.