1 March 2015 is Amalaki Ekadashi, Rangbhari Ekadashi. It falls on Phalgun Month Shukla Ekadashi as per all – North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimanth Panchang) and Amavasyant Panchangams (Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada & Telugu calendars).
In 2015, Amalaki Ekadashi falls in Maasi Masam of Tamil Panchangam, Kumbha Masam in Malayalam calendar and Falgun Month in Bengali Panjika.
Amalaki Tree is worshipped on this Ekadashi Vrat. Amalaki is offspring of Lord Brahma, who can destroy all kinds of sinful reactions. If Amalaki tree is not available, Tulsi tree is offered the same puja.
It is also observed as Rangbhari Ekadashi in Varanasi Kashi Vishwanath Temple. It marks the beginning of Holi festival in Varanasi.
Amalaki Ekadashi Vrat Katha, the story associated with this Ekadasi, is mentioned in the Brahmanda Purana as a conversation between King Mandhata and Vashishta Muni.
Next Day Parana Time = 6:49 AM to 9:07 AM, 2 March 2015
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment = 4:05 PM, 2 March 2015
Panchang, Amalaki Ekadashi – 1 March 2015
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:52 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:26
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 14:57 Chandrastama (Moonset) 28:19
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 14:02
Nakshatra Punarvasu – 23:54
Yoga Saubhagya – 29:50*
Karana Bava – 27:01*
Purnimanta Month Phaalguna
Amavasyanta Month Phaalguna
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 16:59 – 18:26
Gulika Kalam: 15:32 – 16:59
Yama Gandam: 12:39 – 14:06
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kumbha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mithuna – 17:17:45
Amrita Kalam 21:16 – 23:01
Abhijit: 12:16 – 13:02
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 10:45 – 12:30
Durmuhurthams: 16:53 – 17:39