Pashankusha Ekadashi, Papankusha Ekadasi or Padmanabha Ekadasi, is an auspicious Ekadashi vrata dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Padmanabha form of Lord Vishnu). In 2014, Pashankusha Ekadashi date is October 4/5.
Smarta Ekadashi – October 4, 2014
Bhagvat / Vaishnava Ekadashi – October 5, 2014
It is observed on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Ashwin month (Ashwayuja masam). Pasankusha Ekadasi vrat katha is mentioned in the Brahma vaivartha Purana as a conversation between Lord Krishna and Dharmaraja.
On Pasankusha Ekadashi, Lord Padmanabha puja is observed. On the next day of this vrata, Govatsa Dwadashi or Padmanabha Dwadasi is celebrated.