Importance of Ekadashi, the procedure for Ekadashi Puja and its dates for 2024

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 2024.

Dates of Ekadashi fast 2024 | Ekadasi Vrat Dates 2024

Ekadashi name month Date day
Saphala Ekadashi Paush Krishna Paksha 07 January Sunday
Putrada Ekadashi Paush Shukla Paksha 21 January Sunday
Shattila Ekadashi Magha Krishna Paksha 06 February Tuesday
Jaya Ekadashi Magha Shukla Paksha 20 February Tuesday
Vijaya Ekadashi Phalgun Krishna Paksha 6/7 February Wednesday
Amalaki Ekadashi Phalgun Shukla Paksha 20 March Wednesday
Papmochani Ekadashi Chaitra Krishna Paksha 05 April Friday
Kamada Ekadashi Chaitra Shukla Paksha 19 April Friday
Varuthini Ekadashi Vaishakh Krishna Paksha 04 May Saturday
Mohini Ekadashi Vaishakh Shukla Paksha 19 May Sunday
Apara Ekadashi Senior Krishna Paksha 02/03 June Sunday
Nirjala Ekadashi Jyestha Shukla Paksha 18 June Tuesday
Yogini Ekadashi Ashadha Krishna Paksha 02 July Tuesday
Devshayani (Harishayani) Ekadashi Ashadha Shukla Paksha 17 July Wednesday
Kamika Ekadashi Shravan Krishna Paksha 31 July Friday
Holy Ekadashi Shravan Shukla Paksha 16 August Friday
Aja Ekadashi Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha 29 August Thursday
Padma Ekadashi Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha 14 September Saturday
Indira Ekadashi Ashwin Krishna Paksha 28 September Saturday
Papankusha Ekadashi Ashwin Shukla Paksha 13 October Sunday
Rama Ekadashi Karthik Krishna Paksha 28th October Monday
Devprabodhini (Hariprabodhini) Ekadashi Karthik Shukla Paksha 12 November Sunday
Utpanna Ekadashi Margashirsha Krishna Paksha 26th November Tuesday
Mokshada Ekadashi Margashirsha Shukla Paksha 11 December Saturday
Saphala Ekadashi Paush Krishna Paksha 26 December Monday