10 December 2016 is Mokshada Ekadashi, Mauna Ekadasi. It is observed on Margashirsha Shukla Ekadasi, the eleventh day in the light fortnight of the Margashira month (November – December).
Mokshada Ekadasi is popularly observed as Gita Jayanthi. On this day the prominent Hindu scripture Bhagvad Geeta was taught by Lord Sri Krishna to Arjuna during the Kurukshetra war.
Mokshada Ekadasi vrat katha or the legend of this Ekadashi is mentioned in the Brahmanda Purana. It is believed that observing Moksada Ekadasi vrata would free dead ancestors from their sins and provides them Moksha or salvation.
On this day, Mauna Vrata is observed hence it is also called as Mauna Ekadashi. Bhagvad Gita, Mukundashtakam, Vishnu Sahasranamam are recited during the Ekadashi day.
Panchang, Mokshada Ekadashi – 10 December 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:01 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:38
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)14:45 Chandrastama (Moonset)27:42
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 19:44
Nakshatra Revati – 08:29
Skipped Nakshatra : Ashwini – 30:14*
Yoga Varigha – 17:07
Karana Vishti – 19:44
Skipped Karana : Bava – 30:11*
Purnimanta Month Margashirsha
Amavasyanta Month Margashirsha
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 09:40 – 11:00
Gulika Kalam: 07:01 – 08:21
Yama Gandam: 13:39 – 14:59
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Vrischika
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Meena – 08:29:46
Amrita Kalam 23:42 – 25:09*
Abhijit: 11:58 – 12:41
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 26:36* – 28:03*
Durmuhurthams: 07:44 – 08:26