What is Ekadashi Vrat?

Ekadashi is the eleventh day of the moon cycle, both from the Purnima (full moon) and from the Amavasya (new moon). Surely understood as the day of Lord Hari, this is praised as one of the exceptionally promising days appropriate for fasting. Ekadashi Vrat is considered a spiritual day in Hinduism and Jainism.

Next Ekadashi – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi 2020

Apr 04, 12:58 am – Apr 04, 10:30 pm
Kamada Ekadashi

What are the different Ekadashi Vratham/ Ekadashi Vrat?

Safla Ekadashi

Putrada Ekadashi

Shattila Ekadashi

Jaya Ekadashi

Vijaya Ekadashi

Amalaki Ekadashi

Paapmochini Ekadashi

Kamada Ekadashi

Varuthini Ekadashi

Mohini Ekadashi

Apara Ekadashi Jyeshtha

Nirjala Ekadashi

Yogini Ekadashi Ashadha

Devshayani Ekadashi

Kamika Ekadashi

Pavitra Ekadashi

Aja Ekadashi

Padma Ekadashi

Indira Ekadashi

Papankusha Ekadashi

Rama Ekadashi

Devprabodhini Ekadashi

Utapanna Ekadashi

Moksha Ekadashi

What is Ekadashi Vrat Timing?

The Ekadashi Vrat timing depends on the position of the moon. As per the Hindu calendar, cutoff time is 96 minutes before sunrise. If the tenth day completes then just 96 minutes before Ekadashi is celebrated

Ekadashi 2020 Dates

Shukla Paksha Ekadashi 2020 Krishna Paksha Ekadashi 2020
Jan 06, 3:07 am – Jan 07, 4:02 am
Pausa Putrada Ekadashi
Jan 20, 2:51 am – Jan 21, 2:06 am
Shat Tila Ekadashi
Feb 04, 9:49 pm – Feb 05, 9:31 pm
Jaya Ekadashi
Feb 18, 2:33 pm – Feb 19, 3:02 pm
Mar 05, 1:19 pm – Mar 06, 11:47 am
Amalaki Ekadashi
Mar 19, 4:26 am – Mar 20, 5:59 am
Papamochani Ekadashi
Apr 04, 12:58 am – Apr 04, 10:30 pm
Kamada Ekadashi
Apr 17, 8:04 pm – Apr 18, 10:17 pm
Varuthini Ekadashi
May 03, 9:09 am – May 04, 6:13 am
Mohini Ekadashi
May 17, 12:42 pm – May 18, 3:08 pm
Apara Ekadashi
Jun 01, 2:57 pm – Jun 02, 12:04 pm
Nirjala Ekadashi
Jun 16, 5:40 am – Jun 17, 7:50 am
Yogini Ekadashi
Jun 30, 7:49 pm – Jul 01, 5:29 pm
Shayani Ekadashi
Jul 15, 10:19 pm – Jul 16, 11:45 pm
Kamika Ekadashi
Jul 30, 1:16 am – Jul 30, 11:50 pm
Sravana Putrada Ekadashi
Aug 14, 2:02 pm – Aug 15, 2:20 pm
Aja Ekadashi
Aug 28, 8:38 am – Aug 29, 8:17 am
Parsva Ekadashi
Sep 13, 4:14 am – Sep 14, 3:16 am
Indira Ekadashi
Sep 26, 7:00 pm – Sep 27, 7:46 pm
Padmini Ekadashi
Oct 12, 4:39 pm – Oct 13, 2:36 pm
Parama Ekadashi
Oct 26, 9:00 am – Oct 27, 10:46 am
Papankusha Ekadashi
Nov 11, 3:23 am – Nov 12, 12:41 am
Rama Ekadashi
Nov 25, 2:42 am – Nov 26, 5:10 am
Prabodhini Ekadashi
Dec 10, 12:51 pm – Dec 11, 10:04 am
Utpanna Ekadashi
Dec 24, 11:17 pm – Dec 26, 1:54 am
Mokshada Ekadashi

Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi and Ekadashi Fasting Procedures:

Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi is very simple. On this day, in the afternoon you need to eat only food that comes on fasting. Below we have mentioned the list of the food that one should avoid on Ekadashi.

What can we eat on Ekadashi fast?

  • Avoid consuming peas, grains, or any type of cereals.
  • Take milk, fruits, dry fruits, roots and vegetables.
  • Do not pluck tulsi leaves as it is said that Lord Vishnu is offered tulsi on Ekadashi and Dwadashi. It is forbidden in Hindu scriptures.
  • You cannot use powdered asafoetida (hing), as it generally contains grains.
  • On Ekadashi Vrat non-veg (meat, fish, eggs), mushrooms, liquor, intoxicants (cigarettes, tobacco) and other tamasic food is strictly prohibited. You can take juice if possible.

Breaking an Ekadashi Vrat fast:

Ekadashi fast must be broken the next day after sunrise. If you are not on nirjala fast, you can take grains. In nirjala fast, you can break it with non-grain items like milk or fruits.


Who ought to watch Ekadashi Vrat?

Ekadashi Vrat ought to be seen by all classes of individuals including ladies. As indicated by sacred writings, from the age of eight to the age of eighty, an individual should fast on Ekadashi Vratham days.

Ekadashi Vrat Mantras:

The following is the Narayana (Vishnu) Gayatri mantra reasonable for recitation by the individuals who are started by a guru into reciting of the Gayatri mantra:

“Om Narayanaya Vidmahe Vasudevaya Dheemahi Thanno Vishnu Prachodayaat”

In the evening, worship Lord Vishnu and recite Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Ekadashi Benefits- Significance of Ekadashi Vrat

Why do we do Ekadashi?

There are top four Ekadashi Vratham benefits:
Fasting on days, for example, Ekadashi is intended for diminishing the fat inside the body which generally initiates more rest, free and relax.

On Ekadashi, additional time can be used for profound movement. Along these lines, one can accomplish both outside and inward immaculateness.

The Brahma-vaivarta Purana it is said that one who watches fasting on Ekadashi day is liberated from a wide range of sins and advances in a devout life.

The genuine reason for Ekadashi Vrat fast is expanding one’s faith and love for Krishna.

We hope this comprehensive guide on Ekadashi Vrat will help you a lot and give you clear insight into reading this Vrat


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