Sanatan Cultural Society

Sanatana Dharma – The Eternal Truth

2016 Ekadashi fasting days

Leave a comment

2016 Ekadashi fasting days

Goddess Ekadashi

Yoga Maya of Lord Vishnu – Goddess 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.

05  January  (Tuesday) Saphala Ekadashi

19  January  (Tuesday) Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

20  January  (Wednesday) Vaishnava Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

04  February  (Thursday) Shattila Ekadashi

18  February  (Thursday) Jaya Ekadashi

05  March  (Saturday) Vijaya Ekadashi

18  March  (Friday) Amalaki Ekadashi

03  April  (Sunday) Papmochani Ekadashi

17  April  (Sunday) Kamada Ekadashi

03  May  (Tuesday) Varuthini Ekadashi

17  May  (Tuesday) Mohini Ekadashi

01  June  (Wednesday) Apara Ekadashi

16  June  (Thursday) Nirjala Ekadashi

30  June  (Thursday) Yogini Ekadashi

15  July  (Friday) Devshayani Ekadashi

29  July  (Friday) Kamika Ekadashi

30  July  (Saturday) Gauna Kamika Ekadashi

Vaishnava Kamika Ekadashi

14  August  (Sunday) Shravana Putrada Ekadashi

28  August  (Sunday) Aja Ekadashi

12  September  (Monday) Parsva Ekadashi

26  September  (Monday) Indira Ekadashi

12  October  (Wednesday) Papankusha Ekadashi

26  October  (Wednesday) Rama Ekadashi

10  November  (Thursday) Devutthana Ekadashi

11  November  (Friday) Vaishnava Utthana Ekadashi

24  November  (Thursday) Utpanna Ekadashi

10  December  (Saturday) Mokshada Ekadashi

24  December  (Saturday) Saphala Ekadashi

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s