Ashadi Ekadashi, also spelt as Ashadhi Ekadashi, is the most important Ekadasi vrata observed as first Ekadashi. It falls on eleventh day in bright half of Ashad Maas. In 2022, Ashadi Ekadashi date is July 10.
Also popular as Devshayani Ekadashi or Sayana Ekadasi or Harisayani Ekadashi or Harivasara Ekadasi, Ashadi Ekadasi marks the celebration of Pandharpur Palki Yatra in Vithoba Temple in Maharashtra. 17-days long Ashadi Waari Palki Yatra concludes on Ashadi Ekadasi day in Pandharpur Vithal Temple.
As per many legends associated with Ashadi Ekadasi, Lord Vishnu goes on to Yog nidra (cosmic meditation) on this day for four months. These four months holy period is observed as Chaturmas Puja. Sri Maha Vishnu opens his eyes and gets up from the cosmic sleep on Utthana Ekadasi (Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi) which is also popular as Kartik Ekadashi. In Pandharpur Vithoba Temple, Kartik Ekadasi Yatra is another important pilgrimage festival.
Ashadi Ekadashi in other countries
Ashadi Ekadashi 2022 date in USA – as per Hawaii, CST, EST, PST & MST – July 10
Ashadi Ekadashi 2022 date in UK & Europe – July 10
Ashadi Ekadashi 2022 date in UAE & Gulf countries – July 10
Ashadi Ekadashi 2022 date in Singapore – July 10
Ashadi Ekadashi 2022 date in Malaysia – July 10
Ashadi Ekadashi 2022 date in Australia – July 10
Ashadi Ekadashi 2022 date in New Zealand – July 10
Panchang, 10 July 2022
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 05:31 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 07:00 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 03:29 PM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 02:36 AM, Jul 11
Tithi : Ekadashi upto 02:13 PM, Dwadashi
Nakshatra : Vishakha upto 09:55 AM, Anuradha
Yoga : Vishti upto 02:13 PM Bava upto 12:47 AM, Jul 11 Shukla
Karana : Shubha upto 12:45 AM, Jul 11 Balava
Weekday : Raviwara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvatsaram : 1944 Shubhakrutha
Chandramasa : Ashada Maas – Purnimanta; Ashada Maas – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit Muhurat : 11:49 AM to 12:42 PM
Amrita Kalam : 10:20 PM to 11:48 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 05:19 PM to 07:00 PM
Yamaganda : 12:16 PM to 01:57 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 03:38 PM to 05:19 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 05:12 PM to 06:06 PM
Varjyam : 01:34 PM to 03:02 PM
Ashadi Ekadashi in Previous Years
In 2021, Ashadi Ekadashi date is July 20.
In 2020, Ashadi Ekadashi date is July 1.
In 2019, Ashadi Ekadashi date was July 12.
In 2018, Ashadi Ekadashi date was July 23.
In 2017, Ashadi Ekadashi date was July 4.
In 2016, Ashadi Ekadashi date was July 15.
In 2015, Ashadi Ekadashi date is July 15
In 2014, Ashadi Ekadashi date was July 9.
In 2013, Ashadi Ekadashi date was July 19.
Ashadi Ekadashi 2012 date was June 30.