Today, 19 July 2013 is Shayana Ekadashi, Devshayani Ekadashi, Tholi Ekadashi, Ashadi Ekadashi, Pandharpur Waari Yatra. This Ekadasi marks the beginning of four holy months in Hinduism (Chaturmas vrata).
On this day, Lord Vishnu goes into Yoga nidra (cosmic sleep) and wakes up on Kartik Ekadasi (Bodhini Ekadashi). On Parsva Parivartini Ekadasi in Bhadrapad month, Vishnu turns from one side to another.
Shayana Ekadashi Vratha Paaran Time (breakfast timing) on Dwadashi (20 July 2013) is – 5.51 AM to 10.12 AM.
Pandharpur Palki yatra is celebrated on Ashadi Ekadashi in Pandharpur Vithoba Temple. Those who observe fasting on this Ekadasi will get the results of observing fasting on all Ekadashi vratas in their life.