Bhishma Ekadasi is observed on Shukla Ekadashi in Magh Month (Magha masam). In 2020, Bhishma Ekadashi date is February 5.
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, 5 February 2020
परिधावी नाम संवत्सर, माघ मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, एकादशी तिथि, मृगशिरा नक्षत्र, वैधृति योग, विष्टि करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:09 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:12
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)14:22 Chandrastama (Moonset)28:15
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 21:30
Nakshatra Mrigashirsha – 25:58*
Yoga Vaidhriti – 27:36*
Karana Vishti – 21:30
Purnimanta Month Maagha
Amavasyanta Month Maagha
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 12:41 – 14:03
Gulika Kalam: 11:18 – 12:41
Yama Gandam: 08:32 – 09:55
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Magh Mahina 2076 (Magh Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Makaram Month 1195 (Makara Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Magha Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Thai Month (Thai Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Maagh Mash 1426
Nepali Calendar – Magh Maas 2076
Telugu Calendar – Magha Masam (Magham)
Marathi Calendar – Magh Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Magh Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha – 14:00:03
Amrita Kalam 17:07 – 18:43
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 07:27 – 09:04
Durmuhurthams: 12:18 – 13:03
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.