Amalaki Ekadashi is observed on Shukla Paksha Ekadasi day in Falgun Month. In 2019, Amalaki Ekadashi date is March 17.
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.
The next Ekadashi is Papamochani Ekadashi or Papavimochani Ekadasi (Chaitra Krishna Ekadasi / Falgun Krishna Ekadashi).
In 2018, Amalaki Ekadashi date was February 26.
In 2016, Amalaki Ekadashi date was 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.