Importance of Ekadashi, the procedure for Ekadashi Puja and its dates for 2022

Ekadashi Tithi is known as a holy day. It is believed that if a person observes fast on this day then it simplifies the path of attainment of salvation. Traditionally fast and Puja are done to appease Lord Vishnu. Chanting, penance, worship, charity done on Ekadashi multiplies results manifold.

Procedure for Ekadashi Puja

On the day of Ekadashi wake up during the Bharma Muhurat or at dawn, take a bath and finish all your daily chores. After that worship Lord Vishnu. Keep Lord Vishnu’s idol or picture at the place of worship. Lord Vishnu Puja should be done in line with the rituals for the same. If it is possible to observe a fast then do so. While fasting only fruits can be consumed. Lord Vishnu Puja should be done in the evening. A lamp should be lit in front of a Tulsi plant. Remember to place a Tulsi leaf in the food offered to Lord Vishnu. Offer food to a Bhraman, donate money or gifts as per your capacity. Food can be consumed the next day after sunrise.

What to avoid during Ekadashi

Stay away from Tamasik food. Do not consume rice and Masoor Daal. You should not consume food grains given by others. Avoid criticising or gossiping about others. Avoid all types of vices such as lying, gambling, getting angry, etc. Anything that can lead to a negative impact should be avoided.

One must worship the Lord with a clear and pure heart. Let us find out more about Ekadashi days in 2022.

Dates of Ekadashi Fast in 2022


Name of Ekadashi Month Date
Putrada Ekadashi Posh Shukla Paksha 13 January, Thursday
Shattila Ekadashi Magha Krishna Paksha 28 January, Friday
Jaya Ekadashi Magha Shukla Paksha 12 February, Friday
Vijaya Ekadashi (Vaishnav) Falgun Krishna Paksha 26/27 February, Saturday
Amalaki Ekadashi Falgun Shukla Paksha 14 March, Monday
Paapmochini Ekadashi Chaitra Krishna Paksha 28 March, Monday
Kamada Ekadashi Chaitra Shukla Paksha 12 April, Tuesday
Varuthini Ekadashi Vaishakh Krishna Paksha 26 April, Tuesday
Mohini Ekadashi Vaishakh Shukla Paksha 12 May, Thursday
Apara Ekadashi Jyeshtha Krishna Paksha 26 May, Thursday
Nirjala Ekadashi Jyeshtha Shukla Paksha 10/11 June, Friday
Yogini Ekadashi Ashadha Krishna Paksha 24 June, Friday
Devshayani (Harishayan) Ekadashi Ashadha Shukla Paksha 10 July, Sunday
Kamika Ekadashi Shravan Krishna Paksha 24 July, Sunday
Pavitra Ekadashi Shravan Shukla Paksha 08 August, Monday
Aja Ekadashi Bhadra Krishna Paksha 23 August, Tuesday
Padma Ekadashi Bhadrapad Krishan Paksha 6/7 September, Tuesday
Indira Ekadashi Ashwin Krishna Paksha 21 September , Wednesday
Papankusha Ekadashi Ashwin Shukla Paksha 06 October, Thursday
Rama Ekadashi Kartik Krishna Paksha 21 October, Friday
Devprabodhini(Hariprabodhini) Ekadashi Kartik Shukla Paksha 04 November, Friday
Utapanna Ekadashi Margshirsha Krishna Paksha 20 November, Sunday
Moksha Ekadashi Marshirsha Shukla Paksha 03 December, Saturday
Safla Ekadashi Paush Krishna Paksha 19 December, Monday