18 December 2014 is Ekadashi (Saphala Ekadashi Vrat). It falls in Poush Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. 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 life. Literally, ‘Safala means success.
The significance and spiritual importance of Saphala Ekadashi was mentioned in the Brahmanda Purana as the conversation between Lord Krishna and Yudhistira.
The legend or story or Saphala Ekadashi vrat katha is associated with King Lumpaka who was sinful in his nature but after observing the Ekadashi vratam he was blessed with blissful life and salvation after death.
Panchang, Safala Ekadashi – 18 December 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:06 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:40
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 28:03 Chandrastama (Moonset) 14:49
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 11:52
Nakshatra Swati – 22:40
Yoga Atiganda – 18:11
Karana Kaulava – 23:55
Purnimanta Month Paush
Amavasyanta Month Margashirsha
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 13:42 – 15:02
Gulika Kalam: 09:44 – 11:04
Yama Gandam: 07:06 – 08:25
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Dhanu
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula
Amrita Kalam 13:32 – 15:12
Abhijit: 12:02 – 12:44
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 28:18* – 29:55*
Durmuhurthams: 14:51 – 15:33