Ekadashi 2011

Ekadashi Fast is one of the important fasts. A person can get all his wishes fulfilled by observing this fast. This fast gives the auspiciousness more than fruits of pilgrimages. Apart from this, it is also believed that doors of heaven are opened for the person observing this fast. The fast enhances the tolerance power of a person. Along with this, it also increases the positive fruits.

Ekadashi Fast will fall on the following dates during this year:

Name of Ekadashi

Name of Ekadashi Paksha of Month Date Name of Month Day
Putrda Shukla Paksha 16 January Paush Sunday
Shattila Krishna Paksha 29 January Magha Saturday
Jaya Shukla Paksha 14 February Magha Monday
Vijaya Krishna Paksha 28 February Falguna Monday
Amlaki Shukla Paksha 16 March Falguna Wednesday
Papmochni Krishna Paksha 30 March Chaitra Wednesday
Kamda Shukla Paksha 14 March Chaitra Thursday
Varuthini Krishna Paksha 28 April Vaishakh Thursday
Mohini Shukla Paksha 13 May Vaishakh Friday
Mohini Shukla Paksha 14 May Vaishakh Saturday
Apra Krishna Paksha 28 May Jyeshtha Saturday
Nirjla Shukla Paksha 12 June Jyeshtha Sunday
Yogini Krishna Paksha 27 June Ashadh Monday
Harishayani Shukla Paksha 11 July Ashadh Monday
Kamika Krishna Paksha 26 July Shravan Tuesday
Pavitra Shukla Paksha 09 August Shravan Tuesday
Aja Krishna Paksha 25 August Bhadrapad Thursday
Padma Shukla Paksha 08 September Bhadrapad Thursday
Indira Krishna Paksha 23 September Ashwin Friday
Indira Krishna Paksha 24 September Ashwin Saturday
Pampakusha Shukla Paksha 07 October Ashwin Friday
Rama Krishna Paksha 23 October Kartik Sunday
Devprabodhini Shukla Paksha 06 November Kartik Sunday
Uttpanna Krishna Paksha 21 November Margshirsha Monday
Mokshda Shukla Paksha 06 December Margshirsha Tuesday
Safla Krishna Paksha 21 December Paush Wednesday

Procedure of Ekadashi Vrat

The person observing Ekadashi fast should wake up early in the morning and take a bath. After cleaning up the house, pure water is drizzled. You can also use Yamuna water if Ganga water is not available. After that, worship lord Vishnu. It is believed that keeping this fast without drinking water destroys all the sins of a person.

After this, offer yellow-colored clothes to lord Vishnu or donate it. You should listen to the saga related to the fast. Along with this, also worship lord Vishnu. Incense sticks, lotus flower, Dhoop and Deep are used in the worship. Besides this, Vishnu Strota and Vishnu Sahstranama are recited.

In the end, sweets offered during Aarti are distributed. The person observing Ekadashi fast gets more auspicious fruits in comparison to the fruits of Havana and Yajna. He also gets Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. But the person who eats food during the fast may get inauspicious results.

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