Bhim Ekadashi, or Bhima Ekadasi or Bhimseni Ekadashi, is the most observed Ekadashi vratas in all 24 Ekadashi vratas. Also known as Pandav Bhimseni Ekadasi, Nirjala Ekadasi, and Pandava Ekadasi, Bhim Ekadasi 2016 date is June 16.
This Ekadasi falls on eleventh day in Shukla Paksha of Jyeshta month. It is considered as highly auspicious day for Vaishnava cult of Hindus. Bhim Ekadasi mahatmya is mentioned in many scriptures such as Mahabharata and the Padma Purana.
Pandav Bhim Ekadasi vrat phala (benefits and merits of Nirajala Ekadasi vrata) is equal to the phala of all 24 Ekadashi vrata.
This Ekadasi is also highly auspicious for Smarta sect of Hindus because on next day to this Ekadasi i.e. on Dwadasi (Champak Dwadashi), Aadi Shankaracharya Bhagavatpada Kailasa Gamanam is observed. You can read the legend or Pandav Ekadashi vrat katha in this article.