Today, 16 May 2012 is Ekadasi vrat. It is known as Apara Ekadasi, Bhadrakali Ekadasi, Bhadrakali Jayanti, or Vaishak Vadi Ekadasi. It falls in Krishna Paksha of Jyeshta Month in North Indian Hindi calendars and in Vaishakh Month as per all other lunar Hindu calendars. It falls in Vaigasi Masam of Tamil calendar and Edava Masam in Malayalam Calendar.
Ekadasi begins at 5.30 PM on 15 May and ends at 7.22 PM on 16 May 2012.
This Ekadasi is celebrated as Jalakrida Ekadasi in Puri Jagannath Temple of Orissa.
On May 16 in 2012, Ganga River Pushkaranthyalu (conclusion of Ganga River Pushkarams) are celebrated.