Ekadashi 2021 | Ekadashi Vrat 2021 dates

Ekadashi Vrat is the most auspicious day dedicated to Lord Vishnu Puja. Ekadashi is observed on eleventh day of every fortnight of the Hindu month (Shukla Paksha & Krishna Paksha).

Some Ekadashi vratas are differed by a day for Smartha, Vaishnava and Gauna sect of Hindus. Smarta people observe Ekadashi on the day during which Ekadasi starts and Vaishnava and Gauna sect of people observe it on the next day.

As ‘Ekadashi’ or the eleventh day of any month is stated to be a special day for worship of Vishnu, observance of of ‘Upavas’ (Fasting), Puja and Vrata are stated to be of significance to qualify for the nullification of sins and a stepping stone for attaining ‘Vaikuntha’. In fact the advantage of performing Vrata in full faith and devotion is stated to reap the fruits of Ashwamedha Yagna and Rajasuya Yagna, besides avoiding ‘Yama Darshana’ or the need for the visits of hell.

With no exaggeration,observance the Ekadasha Vrata is said to be superior than the bathings in the Sacred Rivers/ Kshetras like Ganga, Kashi, Pushkar, Kukukshetra, Narmada, Devika, Yamuna, Chandrabhaga etc. Rukmanga Katha mentions all the merits of Ekadashi Vrat.

Ekadashi Foods – Food items to consume on Ekadashi Vrata.. what are the various food items to eat on Ekadashi vrata? Clean ingredients means those item that are only used on Ekadashi days and not on any other day, these items are clean salt, clean sugar and clean oil. It is highly advised to keep these items in separate containers in the kitchen. Check about Ekadashi Foods in detail..

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…

Here is the schedule of Ekadashi Vrat in 2021

Saturday, 9 January 2021 – Saphala Ekadashi – (Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Poush Month of North Indian Hindi Calendars & Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Margashirsha Month of Amavasyant Panchang)

Sunday, 24 January 2021 – Pausha Putrada Ekadashi – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Poush Month

Sunday, 7 February 2021 – Shattila Ekadashi – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi Magh Month / Poush Month.

Monday, 8 February 2021 – Vaishnava Shadtila Ekadashi | Bhagwat Shadtila Ekadashi – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi Magh Month / Poush Month.

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 – Jaya Ekadashi – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Magh Month.

Tuesday, 9 March 2021 – Vijaya Ekadashi – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Falgun Month / Magh Month.

Thursday, 25 March 2021 – Amalaki Ekadashi – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Phalgun Month.

Wednesday, 7 April 2021 – Papmochani Ekadashi – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Chaitra Month / Phalgun Month.

Friday, 23 April 2021 – Kamada Ekadashi (Smarta Ekadashi) – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Chaitra Month.

Friday, 7 May 2021 – Varuthini Ekadashi – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Vaishakh Month / Chaitra Month

Saturday, 22 May 2021 – Mohini Ekadashi – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Vaishakh Month.

Sunday, 23 May 2021 – Vaishnava Mohini Ekadashi | Bhagwat Mohini Ekadashi – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Vaishakh Month.

Sunday, 6 June 2021 – Apara Ekadashi – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Jyeshta Month / Vaishakh Month

Monday, 21 June  2021 – Nirjala Ekadashi – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Jyeshta Month

Monday, 5 July 2021 – Yogini Ekadashi – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Ashada Month / Jyeshta Month.

Tuesday, 20 July 2021 – Devshayani Ekadashi – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Ashad Month.

Wednesday, 4 August 2021 – Kamika Ekadashi – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Shravan Month / Ashad Month

Wednesday, 18 August 2021 – Shravana Putrada Ekadashi – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Shravan Month.

Friday, 3 September 2021 – Aja Ekadashi (Smarta Ekadashi) – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Bhadrapad Month / Shravan Month

Friday, 17 September 2021 – Parsva Parivartini Ekadashi – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Bhadrapad Month

Saturday, 2 October 2021 – Indira Ekadashi – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Ashwin Month / Bhadrapad Month

Saturday, 16 October 2021 – Papankusha Ekadashi – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Ashwin Month

Monday, 1 November 2021 – Rama Ekadashi – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Kartik Month / Ashwin Month

Sunday, 14 November 2021 – Devutthana Ekadashi – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Kartik Month

Monday, 15 November 2021 – Vaishnava Devutthana Ekadashi | Bhagwat Devutthana Ekadashi – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Kartik Month

Tuesday, 30 November 2021 – Utpanna Ekadashi (Smarta Ekadashi) – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi Margashirsha Month / Kartik Month

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 – Mokshada Ekadashi – Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Margashirsha Month – Guruvayur Ekadashi

Thursday, 30 December 2021 – Saphala Ekadashi – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Poush Month / Margashirsha Month.

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7 Comments

  1. smita says:

    Thank u so much for this information…Gob Bless

  2. Kamlesh says:

    6 December 2011 – Mokshada Ekadashi / Mukkoti Ekadasi / Vaikunta Ekadasi

    The above information is incorrect, Vaikuntha Ekadasi does not fall on 6 December 2011, infact it falls in early January 2012.

    Please correct the information.

  3. Shankari says:

    Good to know these days of fasting. Really useful info ! Thanks for the mention.

  4. laveena says:

    thanks, good to know the dates and the names of the ekadashis, especially for people like us living abroad.

  5. James Godrej says:

    Co incidentally the dates you mentioned are of 2011 and the link of blog says date of ekadashi in 2009.It might confuse some people who visit this blog any how you mentioned 2011 also that is good.

  6. vijay jamanpuri says:

    when ever ekasdashi pls send me mail to me and story of ekadashi vijay_jamanpuri@yahoo.co.in

  7. Sharda says:

    Radhe Radhe like to no or this calender is for India or europe because i’have one where the date’s are one day eurley like kamika is note here 26 july in my list is it right for in the netherlands its I alway’s looked this list now some one told me iKamika Ekadasi is not today but tommorow please note for wich land this list is I’can’t remember wich site I’ did take this calender from maybe it’s made for India please help Radhe Radhe