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 2019, Ashadi Ekadashi date is July 12.
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 2019 date in USA – as per Hawaii, CST, EST, PST & MST – July 12
Ashadi Ekadashi 2019 date in UK & Europe – July 12
Ashadi Ekadashi 2019 date in UAE & Gulf countries – July 12
Ashadi Ekadashi 2019 date in Singapore – July 12
Ashadi Ekadashi 2019 date in Malaysia – July 12
Ashadi Ekadashi 2019 date in Australia – July 12
Ashadi Ekadashi 2019 date in New Zealand – July 12
Panchang, 12 July 2019
परिधावी नाम संवत्सर, आषाढ़ मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, एकादशी तिथि, विशाखा नक्षत्र, साध्य – शुभ योग, विष्टि करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:52 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:12
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)15:17 Chandrastama (Moonset)26:42
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 24:31*
Nakshatra Vishakha – 15:57
Yoga Sadhya – 06:22
Skipped Yoga : Shubha – 29:01*
Karana Vishti – 24:31*
Purnimanta Month Aashaadha
Amavasyanta Month Aashaadha
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 10:52 – 12:32
Gulika Kalam: 07:32 – 09:12
Yama Gandam: 15:52 – 17:32
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Ashad Mahina 2076
Malayalam Calendar – Mithunam Month 1195 (Midhunam Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Ashada Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Aani Month (Aani Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Aashar Mash 1426
Nepali Calendar – Ashadh Maas 2076
Telugu Calendar – Ashada Masam (Ashadam)
Marathi Calendar – Ashad Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Ashad Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Mithuna
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula – 09:54:51
Amrita Kalam 29:51* – 31:29*
Abhijit: 12:05 – 12:59
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 20:03 – 21:41
Durmuhurthams: 12:59 – 13:52
Ashadi Ekadashi in Previous Years
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.