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ekadasi

HOW TO FAST ON EKADASHI

Ekadashi fasting is observed on every 11th Tithi in Hindu calendar. There are two Ekadashi fasting in a month, one during Shukla Paksha and another during Krishna Paksha. Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe Ekadashi fasting to seek His blessings.

Ekadashi fasting spans for three days. Devotees take single meal in the afternoon a day before fasting day to make sure there is no residual food in the stomach on next day. Devotees keep strict fast on Ekadashi day and break the fast on next day only after sunrise. Eating of all type of grains and cereals is prohibited during Ekadashi fasting.

Devotees can choose to observe fasting without water, with only water, with only fruits all according to their will and body power. However it should be decided before starting the fast.

Vedic (Lunar) and
Vaishnava Month

Presiding diety

Krishna paksha Ekadashi name

Shukla paksha Ekadashi name

Chaitra (चैत्र, March–April)

Vishnu

Papamochani Ekadashi

Kamada Ekadashi

Vaisakha (वैशाख, April–May)

Madhusudana

Varuthini Ekadashi

Mohini Ekadashi

Jyeshta (ज्येष्ठ, May–June)

Trivikrama

Apara Ekadashi

Nirjala Ekadashi

Ashaad (आषाढ, June–July)

Vaamana

Yogini Ekadashi

Shayani Ekadashi

Shraavana (श्रावण, July-August)

Sridhar

Kamika Ekadashi

Shravana Putrada Ekadashi

Bhadrapada
(
भाद्रपद, August–September)

Hrisikesha

Ananda Ekadashi

Parsva Ekadashi

Ashvin (अश्विन्, September–October)

Padmanabha

Indira Ekadashi

Paashunkushaa Ekadashi

Kartik (कार्तिक, October–November)

Damodara

Rama Ekadashi

Prabodhini Ekadashi

Margashirsha (Agrahayana)
(
मार्गशीर्ष, November–December)

Keshava

Utpanna Ekadashi

Mokshada Ekadashi

Pausha (पौष, December–January)

Naaraayana

Saphala Ekadashi

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

Maagha (माघ, January–February)

Maadhava

Sat TilA Ekadashi

Bhaimi Ekadashi

Phalguna (फाल्गुन, February–March)

Govinda

Vaikunta Ekadashi

Amalaki Ekadashi

Adhika month
(
अधिक, once in 2–3 years)

Purushottama

Parama Ekadashi

Padmini Visuddha Ekadasii

 

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