Bhishma Ekadasi is observed on Shukla Ekadashi in Magh Month (Magha masam). In 2021, Bhishma Ekadashi date is February 23.
It is an auspicious occasion, also considered as the birthday of Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram (Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra Jayanti). 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 Vishnus 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.
In Annavaram Satyanarayana Swamy Temple, Simhachalam Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Yadagirigutta Narasimha Swamy Temple, Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Ramachandra swamy temple, and Tirumala Tirupati Sri Balaji temple, Bhishma Ekadasi is celebrated in a grand manner. Bheeshmashtami or Bhishma Astami and Bhishma Dwadasi are also celebrated with fervor in all Vishnu temples.
Panchang, 23 February 2021
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 6:52 AM
Suryastamayam (Sunset) : 6:17 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 2:15 PM
Chandrastamayam (Moonset) : 4:43 AM, Feb 24
Tithi : Ekadashi upto 06:05 PM Dwadashi
Nakshatra : Ardra upto 12:31 PM Punarvasu
Yoga : Ayushman upto 04:35 AM, Feb 24 Saubhagya
Karana : Vishti upto 06:05 PM Bava upto 06:11 AM, Feb 24 Balava
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Weekday : Mangalavara (Tuesday)
Shaka Samvat : 1942 Sharvari
Chandramasa : Magha – Purnimanta ; Magha – Amavasyanta
Vikram Samvat : 2077 Pramadi
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Shubh Muhurat (Auspicious Timings):
Abhijit Muhurat : 12:12 PM to 12:57 PM
Amrit Kalam (Amrutha Kalam) : 6:05 PM to 06:51 AM, Feb 24
Time to Avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 3:26 PM to 04:51 PM
Yamaganda Kalam : 9:43 AM to 11:09 AM
Gulikai Kalam (Kuligai Timings) : 12:35 PM to 02:00 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 9:09 AM to 09:55 AM 11:19 PM to 12:09 AM, Feb 24
Varjyam : 12:54 AM, Feb 24 to 02:33 AM, Feb 24
In 2020, Bhishma Ekadashi date is February 5.
In 2019, Bhishma Ekadashi date was February 16.
In 2018, Bhishma Ekadashi date was January 27 | January 28.
In 2017, Bhishma Ekadashi date was February 7.
In 2016, Bhishma Ekadashi date was February 18.
In 2015, Bhishma Ekadashi date was January 30.