Eknath Sashti, also known as Sant Eknath Shashti, is an auspicious day dedicated to Sant Eknath who was a great saint lived in Maharashtra in 16th century. In 2017, Eknath Sashti date is March 18.
It is observed on Falguna Krishna Sashti, sixth day in dark fortnight of Falguna month in Marathi calendar.
On Phalguna Krishna Shashti day in 1599 AD (Shaka 1521), Santh Eknath left for his heavenly abode by entering into Samadhi (Jalsamadhi) in sacred Godavari River.
Ekanth worshipped Lord Dattatreya and compiled Chatushloki Bhagavat. He also accomplished his Dattadarshan, the realization of atmabodh and purity of mind.
In 2015, Eknath Sashti date was March 12.
In 2014, Eknath Sashti date was March 22.
In 2013, Eknath Sashti date was April 1.
In 2012, Eknath Sashti date was March 13.