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Ekadashi Vrat


Ekadashi Vrat is one of the important fasts. A person can get all auspicious fruits 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 the person. Along with this, it also increases the positive fruits.

Procedure of Ekadashi Fast
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 the 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.

Ekadashi in January 2010

  • 10 January, Magha Month, Krishna Paksha, Shattila Ekadashi

  • 26 January Magha Jaya Ekadashi


Ekadashi in February 2010

  • 09 February, Falguna Month, Vijaya Ekadashi

  • 25 February, Falguna Month, Amlaki Ekadashi


Ekadashi in March 2010

  • 11 March, Chaitra Month, Papmochni Ekadashi

  • 26 March, Chaitra Month, Kamda Ekadashi


Ekadashi in April 2010

  • 10 April, Vaishakh Month, Varuthini Ekadashi

  • 25 April, Vaishakh Month, Purushottma Ekadashi


Ekadashi in May 2010

  • 09 May, Vaishakh Month, Purushottma Ekadashi

  • 24 May, Vaishakh Month, Mohini Ekadashi


Ekadashi in June 2010

  • 08 June, Jyeshtha Month, Apra Ekadashi

  • 22 June, Jyeshtha Month, Nirjla Ekadashi


Ekadashi in July 2010

  • 08 July, Ashadh Month, Yogini Ekadashi

  • 21 July, Ashadh Month, Harishayani Ekadashi


Ekadashi inAugust 2010

  • 06 August, Shravan Month, Kamika Ekadashi

  • 20 August, ShravanMonth, Pavitra Ekadashi


Ekadashi in September 2010

  • 04 September, Bhadrapad Month, Aja Ekadashi

  • 05 September, Bhadrapad Month, Aja Ekadashi

  • 18 September, Bhadrapad Month, Padma Ekadashi


Ekadashi in October 2010

  • 04 October, Ashwin Month, Indira Ekadashi

  • 18 October, Ashwin Month, Pampakusha Ekadashi


Ekadashi in November 2010

  • 02 November, Kartik Month, Rama Ekadashi

  • 17 November, Kartik Month, Devprabodhini Ekadashi


Ekadashi in December 2010

  • 01 December, Margshirsha Month, Uttpanna Ekadashi

  • 17 December, Margshirsha Month, Mokshda Ekadashi

  • 31 December, Paush Month, Safla Ekadashi


Ekadashi in January 2011

  • 16 January, Paush Month, Putrda Ekadashi

  • 29 January, Magha Month, Shattila Ekadashi


Ekadashi in February 2011

  • 14 February, Magha Month, Jaya Ekadashi

  • 28 February, Falguna Month, Vijaya Ekadashi


Ekadashi in March 2011

  • 16 March, Falguna Month, Amlaki Ekadashi

  • 30 March, AChaitraMonth, Papmochni Ekadashi

Article Categories: Festivals and Vrat
Article Tags: Ekadashi


Comment(s) on this article


  1. asmita said on Apr 14, 2011 11:13 PM
    Hi Is it nessesary to do all the EKADASI Vrat to get blessing?
  2. Ashmit said on Apr 21, 2011 04:59 PM
    The 11th day after the full and new moon is known as Ekadashi.There are two Ekadashi in every month, one each in the bright and dark half of the month.Ekadashi is a sacred day and is believed that several negative karmic reactions are removed through fasting, prayer and meditation on this day.Ekadashi Vrat is an individual expression, once it is approached with sound sense and deep understanding of our personal capabilities it benefits to the fullest. Great post..!!

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