Vaikunta Ekadashi Upavasam | Why observe Fasting on Vaikunta Ekadashi?

Lord Vishnu cosmic sleep

The Importance of observing fast during Vaikuntha Ekadashi is mentioned in the Puranas. According to legend, once,when the great demon Murasura fights with Lord Vishnu, a female form emerged from the body of Lord Vishnu, and burnt Murasura into ashes with her powers. Lord Vishnu, was very much satisfied with the female form, and he […]

Ekadashi March 2020 dates

Ekadasi is an highly meritorious vrata dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on eleventh day in both – Shukla paksha and Krishna paksha in each month. Ekadasi March 2020 dates are – 6 March and 19 March. 6 March 2020 – Amalaki Ekadashi 19 March 2020 – Papmochani Ekadashi Amalaki Ekadashi – 6 March […]

Amalaki Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Here is the story of Amalaki Ekadashi – Amalaki Ekadashi Vrat Katha….  Amalaki Ekadashi falls in Shukla Paksha of Phalgun Month, 12th and the last month in Hindu calendar. King Mandhata once told Vasishtha Muni – “Oh great sage, be merciful and let me know about a holy fast which can benefit me to come up in […]

Benefits of chanting Ekadashi names

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “Once during Tapobhoomi Namishaaranya Thirth, eighty eight thousand rishis and Muni participated. Shri Ved Vyas, the chief Pandit Sutji was perfectly seated in between the 88000 Rushi Muni such as a Moon present in between the nine lakh stars. All the Hindu devotees asked with dedication and […]

Durvasa, Ambarisha: Story of Ekadashi Vrat Paaran on Dwadashi

The story of Sage Durvasa and the King Ambarisha tells the importance of Ekadashi Vrat Paaran (Ekadashi fast breaking) on Dwadashi day. The story also tells the Mahatmya of Durvasa Muni… Being of the Amsha of Maha Deva, Maharshi Durvasa was stated to be of extremely short temper. An interesting happening was narrated by Sage […]

Vaikunta Ekadashi, 6 January 2020 | Mukkoti Ekadashi

6 January 2020 is Vaikunta Ekadashi (Mukkoti Ekadashi). In 2020, it is first Vaikunta Ekadashi. 25 December 2020 will also be celebrated as Vaikunta Ekadashi, Mukkoti Ekadashi, Swargavathil Ekadashi or Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. Vaikunta Ekadashi falls in Margazhi Masam in Tamil calendar, Dhanu Masam in Malayalam calendar and Paush Month in other Hindu calendars followed […]

Saphala Ekadashi 2019 date

Safala Ekadashi, Saphala Ekadasi, is observed on Paush Krishna Paksha Ekadasi day as per North Indian calendars. In 2019, Saphala Ekadashi date is 22 December. This Ekadasi falls on Krishna Paksha Ekadasi of Margashira month as per Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada and Telugu calendars. Saphala Ekadashi vrat helps devotees to attain success in every aspect of […]

Vaikunta Ekadasi at Vittalapuram Panduranga Vittaleshwara Temple in Tamil Nadu

Vaikunta Ekadasi is observed on Margali Ekadashi or the Ekadashi day during Margazhi month as per the traditional Tamil calendar. In 2020, Vaikunta Ekadasi date is January 6. Vaikunta Ekadasi is celebrated in a grand manner in Vittalapuram Panduranga Vittaleshwara Temple in Tamil Nadu. The 500-year old Lord Panduranga Vittalaeshwara temple at Vittalapuram village is […]

Mukkoti Ekadashi 2020

Mukkoti Ekadashi is observed on Dhanurmasa Ekadashi or the 11th day of Dhanurmasam. In 2020, Mukkoti Ekadashi dates are January 6 and December 25. This festival is celebrated with lot of fervor at Vishnu temples in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. January 5, 2020 – Poush Putrada Ekadashi (Mukkoti Ekadashi) December 25, 2020 – Mokshada Ekadashi (Mukkoti Ekadashi) […]

Ekadashi December 2019 dates, Ekadashi Vrata Fasting

Ekadashi in December 2019 are utmost meritorious. In December 2019, Ekadasi vrata dates are: December 8 & December 22. Both these Ekadasi are observed in Margashirsha month as per Amavasyant calendars (Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada & Konkan Panchang). As per Purnimant North Indian Hindi calendars, Mokshada Ekadashi falls in Margashirsha Month and Saphala Ekadashi falls in Poush Month. 8 […]

Mokshada Ekadashi 2019 | Mauna Ekadasi Vrat

8 December 2019 is Mokshada Ekadashi, Mauna Ekadasi. Vaishnav Gauna Ekadashi is also on 8 December 2019. It is observed on Margashirsha Shukla Ekadasi, the eleventh day in the light fortnight of the Margashira month (November – December). Mokshada Ekadasi is popularly observed as Gita Jayanthi. On this day the prominent Hindu scripture Bhagvad Geeta was […]

Triprayar Ekadashi 2019 | Thriprayar Ekadashi Vrata

Triprayar Ekadasi or Thriprayar Ekadashi is observed on Ekadashi day in the Vrischikam month of Malayalam calendar. In 2019, Triprayar Ekadashi date is November 23. The festival is celebrated for 14 days in Triprayar Sri Rama Temple near Thrissur town of Kerala. During the Ekadashi, a procession of Saasta takes place. Thriprayar Sri Rama temple […]

Dev Utthana Ekadashi, 8 November 2019 | Prabhodini, Kartik Ekadashi

Lord Vishnu

8 November 2019 is Dev Utthana Ekadashi, Prabhodini Ekadashi, Kartik Ekadashi, Haribhodini Ekadashi, Bada Ekadashi, Garuda Ekadashi, Kaisika Ekadashi, Tulasi Ekadashi, etc.. It is also called as Dev Utthana Ekadashi. It is believed that on this day, Lord Vishnu wakes up from his Yoga Nidra (cosmic sleep). Lord Vishnu starts Yoganidra on Ashada Ekadashi (Dev […]

Prabodhini Ekadashi 2019 | Bodhini Ekadasi

Prabodhini Ekadashi, also known as Bodhini Ekadasi, is observed on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi. In 2019, Prabodhini Ekadashi date is November 8. It is also called as Dev Utthana Ekadashi. It is believed that on this day, Lord Vishnu wakes up from his Yoga Nidra (cosmic sleep). Lord Vishnu starts Yoganidra on Ashada Ekadashi (Dev Shayana […]

Kartik Ekadashi 2019

Kartik Ekadashi (Utthana Ekadasi, Prabodini Ekadashi, Bodhini) is observed in Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. In 2019, Kartik Ekadashi date is November 8. It is believed on this day Lord Vishnu wakes up from his four-month Yoga nidra (cosmic sleep). These four holy months are observed as Chaturmas vrat (Shravan month, Bhadrapad month, Ashwin month, […]

Bada Ekadashi

Bada Ekadashi is an auspicious day observed in Puri Jagannath Temple. In 2019, Bada Ekadashi date is November 8. It falls in Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Kartik Month as per Odisha calendar. This Ekadashi is also known as Hari Utthapana Ekadashi, Prabodhini Ekadashi, Haribodhini Ekadashi, Devutthana Ekadashi, Garuda Ekadashi, Yogini Ekadashi, Tulsi Ekadashi, Kartik Ekadashi, etc.. […]

Rama Ekadashi 2019

Lord Vishnu

Rama Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day in Krishna Paksha during Kartik month as per North Indian calendars. In 2019, Rama Ekadashi date is October 24. As per Gujarati, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka calendars, Rama Ekadasi falls on Ashwayuja Krishna Paksha Ekadashi. Rama Ekadasi Vrat Katha or the legend and the significance of  this […]

Rama Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi, Procedure

Rama Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi, Procedure – here is Rama Ekadashi pooja vidhanam… Rama Ekadashi is observed on Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Kartik Month (Purnimant calendars) / Ashwin Month (Amavasyant calendars). How to do Rama Ekadashi Puja? Clean the puja place and place the idols or images of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. First install Haridra […]

Rama Ekadashi Vrat Katha, Story

Rama Ekadashi Vrat Katha, story of Rama Ekadashi Vrat. What is the legend of Rama Ekadashi? Rama Ekadashi Vrat Katha is associated with King Muchakunda, her daughter Chandrabhaaga. Yudhishthira Maharaj once asked Lord Krishna to impart him real knowledge about “Ekadashi”, which actually falls on the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) in the month of Kartik […]

Ekadashi November 2019 dates | Ekadashi Vrata Fasting

Ekadasi November 2019 dates are given here. In November 2019, both the Ekadashi vrata are highly meritorious. Prabhodhini Ekadashi (8 November 2019) and Utpanna Ekadashi (22 November 2019) are observed in this month. Prabhodini Ekadashi – 8 November 2019 | DevUtthana Ekadashi It falls in Kartik Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars and Amavasyant […]