Today, 3 February 2012 is Bhishma Ekadasi. Bhishma Ekadasi or Jaya Ekadashi or Bhoumi Ekadasi is observed on the eleventh day in Shukla Paksha (bright half) of Magh month. It is believed on this day Bhishma Pitamaha reveled the Vishnu Sahasranama stotram to Pandavas, hence it is also celebrated as Vishnu Sahasranama Jayanti. Ekadashi starts on 3 February at 3.32 AM and ends on 3 February at 4.56 AM on 4 February 2012.
Bhishma Ekadasi is celebrated with utmost gusto at Antarvedi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple where Swamivari Kalyanotsavam (Marriage ceremony) is performed.
It is also grandly celebrated at Annavaram Satyanarayana Swamy temple. Thousands of devotees visit the temple and observe Satyanarayana swamy Vratham on Bhishma Ekadasi.