Kamika Ekadashi vrat is observed in Krishna Paksh or dark half in Shravan month (July – August) as per North Indian Hindi Panchang. In 2016, Kamika Ekadasi date is July 30.
It falls in Ashada month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu Panchanga. Kamika Ekadasi is one of the most important ekadasi vrata gives the merits of performing punya snan in sacred rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Sindhu, Cauvery, Godavari, Krishna, etc.
Kamika Ekadasi vrat katha or the legend of this Ekadashi is mentioned in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana as a conversation between Lord Krishna and Yudhistira. Lord Brahma explained the glories and merits of Kamika Ekadasi vrata to Narada Muni.
In 2016, Kamika Ekadashi falls in Aadi Month in Tamil calendar, Karkidakam Masam in Malayalam calendar and Shraban Mash in Bengali Panjika.
Panchang – 30 July 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:00 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:05
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)27:19 Chandrastama (Moonset)15:59
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 08:33
Nakshatra Mrigashirsha – 27:56*
Yoga Dhruva – 10:49
Karana Kaulava – 19:30
Purnimanta Month Sraavana
Amavasyanta Month Aashaadha
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 09:16 – 10:55
Gulika Kalam: 06:00 – 07:38
Yama Gandam: 14:11 – 15:49
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Karka
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha – 16:34:12
Amrita Kalam 19:37 – 21:08
Abhijit: 12:07 – 12:59
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 10:32 – 12:03
Durmuhurthams: 06:52 – 07:45
In 2015, Kamika Ekadasi date was August 10.
In 2014, Kamika Ekadasi date was July 22.
In 2013, Kamika Ekadasi date was August 2.
In 2012, Kamika Ekadasi date was July 14.