Today, 6 April 2013 is Papamochani Ekadashi. It falls on Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Chaitra Month in North Indian Hindi calendars and in Phalgun Month as per Amavasyant Panchangams (Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu calendars).
The merit or benefit of Papamochani Ekadashi is – those who observe this Ekadashi Vrata would get rid of their sins in all births and get salvation (Moksha) and reaches Vaikunta, the abode of Lord Vishnu.
Paapmochni Ekadasi vrat katha or the story is mentioned in the Bhavishya uttara Purana as a conversation between Lord Krishna and Yudhishtira.
Ekadashi Vrata Paaran Time (Break Fast time) on Dwadashi day is – 6.06 AM to 10.14 AM, 7 April 2013.