Papamochani Ekadasi is observed on Chaitra Krishna Paksha Ekadashi day in North Indian calendar. In 2013, Papamochani Ekadasi date is April 6. This Ekadashi day falls on Falguna Krishna Paksh in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars. This is the last Ekadashi vrat among the 24 Ekadasi vrata in Hindu Year.
Papamochani Ekadashi vrata gets devotees free from all the sins committed by them. Literally ‘Paap means the sin and ‘mochani is the remover.
The legend or Paapmochni Ekadasi vrat katha is mentioned in the Bhavishya uttara Purana as a conversation between Lord Krishna and Yudhishtira. The main aspects of the vrat are – charity and fasting.
The next Ekadashi in 2013 is Kamada Ekadashi. Kamada Ekadasi 2013 date is April 22.
Papamochani Ekadasi 2012 date was 18 March.