Rama Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day in Krishna Paksha during Kartik month as per North Indian calendars. In 2016, Rama Ekadashi date is October 26.
As per Gujarati, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka calendars, Rama Ekadasi falls on Ashwayuja Krishna Paksha Ekadashi.
Rama Ekadasi Vrat Katha or the legend and the significance of this Ekadasi are mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana as a conversation between Lord Krishna and Yudhistira. Lord Krishna detailed the story of a prince who attained salvation in his next life by observing Rama Ekadasi vrata.
Rama Ekadasi vrat makes devotees free from their all sins that they have committed in their past life and provides salvation in present life. The rituals and customs during this Ekadasi are similar to that of the other Ekadashi vratam.
Here is the Rama Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi – Procedure of Rama Ekadashi Pooja.
Panchang, Rama Ekadashi – 26 October 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:32 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:48
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 27:29 Chandrastama (Moonset)15:24
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 14:30
Nakshatra Purva Phalguni – 25:04*
Yoga Brahma – 19:32
Karana Kaulava – 27:19*
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 12:10 – 13:35
Gulika Kalam: 10:46 – 12:10
Yama Gandam: 07:57 – 09:21
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Simha
Amrita Kalam 18:08 – 19:52
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 07:43 – 09:28
Durmuhurthams: 11:48 – 12:33