Bhishma Ekadasi is observed on Shukla Ekadashi in Magh Month (Magha masam). In 2023, Bhishma Ekadashi date is February 1.
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, 1 February 2023
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:50 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 05:57 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 02:09 PM
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 04:20 AM, Feb 02
Tithi : Ekadashi upto 02:01 PMDwadashi
Nakshatra : Mrigashirsha upto 03:23 AM, Feb 02Ardra
Yoga : Vishti upto 02:01 PM Bava upto 03:12 AM, Feb 02 Balava
Karana : Indra upto 11:30 AM Vaidhriti
Weekday : Budhawara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1944 Shubhakruth
Chandramasa : Magha – Purnimanta Magha – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda
Abhijit Muhurat : None
Amrit Kalam : 05:35 PM to 07:22 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 12:24 PM to 01:47 PM
Yamaganda : 08:14 AM to 09:37 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 11:00 AM to 12:24 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 12:02 PM to 12:46 PM
Varjyam : 06:54 AM to 08:40 AM
In 2022, Bhishma Ekadashi date is February 12.
In 2021, Bhishma Ekadashi date is February 23.
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.