Tila Dwadashi is an auspicious vrat observed on the twelfth day of Krishna Paksha in Magh Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. In 2017, Tila Dwadashi date is January 23.
It falls in Krishna Paksha of Paush Month as per the Telugu, Kannada, Konkan, Marathi and Gujarati calendars.
The main ritual of Tila Dwadasi is offering food items or recipes prepared with sesame (Til) as Naivedya to Lord Vishnu. Donating ‘Til’ (sesame seeds) along with other food items and clothes is also considered meritorious deed for this Dwadasi vrat.
Tila Dwadasi vrat falls on the following day of Shattila Ekadashi.
In 2016, Tila Dwadashi date was February 5.
In 2014, Tila Dwadashi date was January 28.
In 2013, Tila Dwadasi falls during Maha Kumbha Mela in Allahabad Prayag Sangam. It is even more auspicious due to this once-in-12-year event. In 2013, Tila Dwadashi date was February 7.