Amalaki Ekadashi is observed on Shukla Paksha Ekadasi day in Falgun Month. In 2018, Amalaki Ekadashi date is February 26.
Amalaki means the Indian Gooseberry tree (botanical name – Phyllanthus emblica).
On this Ekadashi day, Amalaki tree is worshipped. Amla tree is believed as Lord Vishnu and Tulsi as Goddess Lakshmi.
The legend or Amalaki Ekadasi vrat katha is mentioned in the Brahmanda Purana as a conversation between Vasista Muni and King Mandhata. The story is associated with King Chitraratha.
This Ekadashi is also referred to as Rangbhari Ekadashi. In Varanasi, Rangbhari Ekadasi is celebrated with utmost gusto.
Ekadashi Vrat Paaran Time
Those who observe Ekadashi on Monday (26 February 2018), have to break their fasting on 27 February at 6.30 AM to 8.38 AM with Dwadashi Bhojan.
The next Ekadashi is Papamochani Ekadashi or Papavimochani Ekadasi (Chaitra Krishna Ekadasi / Falgun Krishna Ekadashi).
In 2016, Amalaki Ekadashi date is March 18 | March 19.
In 2015, Amalaki Ekadashi date was March 1.
In 2014, Amalaki Ekadashi date was March 12, Wednesday.
In 2013, Amalaki Ekadashi date was March 23, Saturday.
Amalaki Ekadashi 2012 date was March 4, 2012.