8|9 July 2014, Shayana Ekadashi (Devshayani Ekadasi | Tholi Ekadashi)

8|9 July 2014 is Shayana Ekadashi (Devshayani Ekadasi, Tholi Ekadashi). This Ekadasi marks the beginning of four holy months in Hinduism (Chaturmas vrata).

8 July 2014 – Smartha Shayana Ekadashi

9 July 2014 – Bhagwat Shayana Ekadashi (Vaishnava Ekadashi)

On this day, Lord Vishnu goes into Yoga nidra (cosmic sleep) and wakes up on Kartik Ekadasi (Bodhini Ekadashi). On Parsva Parivartini Ekadasi in Bhadrapad month, Vishnu turns from one side to another. Chaturmas Vrata comes to an end on Prabodhini Ekadashi (Kartik Ekadashi).

Pandharpur Palki yatra is celebrated on Ashadi Ekadashi in Pandharpur Vithoba Temple.

Those who observe fasting on this Ekadasi will get the results of observing fasting on all Ekadashi vratas in their life.

Here you can read Devshayani Ekadasi vrat katha or the story of Devashayani Ekadashi. Read Shayani Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi or the procedure of Maha Ekadashi Poojan here..

Panchang, Smartha Shayani Ekadashi – 8 July 2014

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:51 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:12
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)15:06 Chandrastama (Moonset)26:33

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dashami – 05:56
Skipped Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 28:39*
Nakshatra Vishakha – 26:24*
Yoga Sadhya – 22:15
Karana Vanija – 17:24
Skipped Karana : Vishti – 28:39*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Aashaadha
Amavasyanta Month Aashaadha
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 15:52 – 17:32
Gulika Kalam: 12:31 – 14:12
Yama Gandam: 09:11 – 10:51

Hindi Month (North Indian calendar) – Ashada Month, Telugu Month – Ashada Masam, Kannada Month – Ashada Masa, Marathi Month – Ashada Maas, Gujarati Month – Ashada Maas, Tamil Month – Aani Masam, Malayalam Month – Midhuna Masam, Bengali Month – Aashar Month.

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mithuna
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula – 20:35:18

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 17:45 – 19:19
Abhijit: 12:05 – 12:58

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 08:19 – 09:54
Durmuhurthams: 23:28 – 24:10*

Panchang, Bhagwat Shayani Ekadashi – 9 July 2014

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:51 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:12
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)16:05 Chandrastama (Moonset)27:27

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwadashi – 26:35*
Nakshatra Anuradha – 25:10*
Yoga Shubha – 19:43
Karana Balava – 26:35*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Aashaadha
Amavasyanta Month Aashaadha
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 12:32 – 14:12
Gulika Kalam: 10:51 – 12:32
Yama Gandam: 07:31 – 09:11

Hindi Month (North Indian calendar) – Ashada Month, Telugu Month – Ashada Masam, Kannada Month – Ashada Masa, Marathi Month – Ashada Maas, Gujarati Month – Ashada Maas, Tamil Month – Aani Masam, Malayalam Month – Midhuna Masam, Bengali Month – Aashar Month.

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mithuna
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrischika

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 15:18 – 16:49
Abhijit: None

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 06:11 – 07:43
Durmuhurthams: 12:05 – 12:58

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