Bhishma Ekadashi, also considered as the birthday of Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram (Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra Jayanti / Jaya Ekadashi / Bhaumi Ekadashi), is an auspicious Ekadashi vrat. Vishnu Sahasranama stotram was revealed to Pandavas by Bhishma. While on the bed of arrows, Bhishma revealed the stothram to Pandavas and became a major reason for their success in Kurukshetra war.
Lord Krishna himself told to Pandavas that chanting Vishnu’s 1000 names will provide success and salvation in life.
Bhishma Ekadasi is celebrated with utmost fervor in Vishnu temple across India and abroad. ISKCON Temples and other Vishnu temples consider it as one of the major festivals. In Andhra Pradesh, ‘Narasimha Kalyanam is observed at Antarvedi Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple.
Bhishma Ekadashi Vrat Paaran Time, 28 January 2018
Those who observe Bhishma Ekadashi on 27th January, can break their fasting between 1.28 PM to 3.43 PM (Dwadashi Paarana Time).
Harivaasara ends at 1.40 PM, 28 January 2018.