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 2021, Ashadi Ekadashi date is July 20.
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 2021 date in USA – as per Hawaii, CST, EST, PST & MST – July 20
Ashadi Ekadashi 2021 date in UK & Europe – July 20
Ashadi Ekadashi 2021 date in UAE & Gulf countries – July 20
Ashadi Ekadashi 2021 date in Singapore – July 20
Ashadi Ekadashi 2021 date in Malaysia – July 20
Ashadi Ekadashi 2021 date in Australia – July 20
Ashadi Ekadashi 2021 date in New Zealand – July 20
Panchang, 20 July 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 05:36 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 07:19 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 03:42 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 02:24 AM, Jul 21
Tithi : Ekadashi upto 07:17 PM Dwadashi
Nakshatra : Anuradha upto 08:33 PM Jyeshtha
Yoga : Shukla upto 07:35 PM Brahma
Karana : Vanija upto 08:40 AM Vishti upto 07:17 PM Bava
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Weekday : Mangalawara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Ashadha – Purnimanta Ashadha – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 12:00 PM to 12:55 PM
Amrit Kalam : 10:58 AM to 12:27 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 03:53 PM to 05:36 PM
Yamaganda : 09:02 AM to 10:44 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 12:27 PM to 02:10 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:20 AM to 09:15 AM 11:26 PM to 12:07 AM, Jul 21
Varjyam : 01:40 AM, Jul 21 to 03:08 AM, Jul 21
Ashadi Ekadashi in Previous Years
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.