30 January 2015 is Bhishma Ekadashi, Jayanti Ekadashi. It is observed on Shukla Ekadashi in Magh Month (Magha masam).
It is an auspicious occasion, also considered as the birthday of Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram (Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra Jayanti). Vishnu Sahasranama stotram was revealed to Pandavas by Bhishma.
Bhishma Ekadashi is celebrated with utmost fervor in Vishnu temple across India and abroad. ISKCON Temples and other Vishnu temples consider it as one of the major festivals.
In Puri Jagannath Temple, Vrindavan and Mathura Temples, Annavaram Satyanarayana Swamy Temple, Simhachalam Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Yadagirigutta Narasimha Swamy Temple, Antarvedi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Ramachandra swamy temple, and Tirumala Tirupati Sri Balaji temple, Bhishma Ekadashi is celebrated in a grand manner.
Bhishma Ekadashi Vrat Parana Time is – 7.15 AM to 9.20 AM on 31 January 2015
Panchang, Bhishma Ekadashi – 30 January 2015
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:11 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:08
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 14:28 Chandrastama (Moonset) 28:01
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 22:13
Nakshatra Rohini – 12:37
Yoga Indra – 25:33*
Karana Vishti – 22:13
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Maagha
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 11:18 – 12:40
Gulika Kalam: 08:33 – 09:56
Yama Gandam: 15:24 – 16:46
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha – 25:17:40*
Amrita Kalam 28:44* – 30:25*
Abhijit: 12:18 – 13:02
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 18:33 – 20:15
Durmuhurthams: 13:02 – 13:46