Today, 14 July 2012 is Kamika Ekadashi. It falls in Krishna Paksha of Shravan month in North Indian Hindi calendars whereas it is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Ashada month in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, and Gujarati calendars. Ekadashi begins on 14 July at 01:16 am and ends on 15 July 2012 at 03.46 am.
Kamika Ekadasi Vratha katha is mentioned in the Brahma vaivarta Purana as a conversation between Lord Krishna and King Yudhistira. The importance of Kamika Ekadashi was told by Lord Brahma to Narada Muni.
Observing Punya snana in holy rivers like Ganga, Godavari, Krishna, Cauvery, Yamuna, etc., gives the performer pleasant life and salvation.
Bilva Vratham is also observed in some places. Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati are worshipped on this day with bilva patra or bel leaves.