Kaliyadalana Ekadashi 2016

Kaliyadalana Ekadashi is one of the famous Ekadashi festivals celebrated at Puri Jagannath Temple, Odisha. In 2016, Kaliyadalana Ekadashi date is August 28.

Kaliyadalana Ekadashi is observed in the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada Month as per Odiya calendar. This Ekadashi coincides with Annada Ekadashi (Aja Ekadashi) in North Indian Purnimant Panchang and Amavasyant calendars followed in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Telangana.

As the name suggests, this Ekadashi is a celebration of one of the Sri Krishna Leela – Kaliya Daman, as mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana.

At Puri Jagannath Temple, special rituals are observed on this day. Shri Jagannath is decked in Kaliya Dalan Vesha (the attire of dancing on Kaliya demon) and worshipped with special pujas.

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