Ekadashi fasting is an auspicious vrata dedicated to Vishnu puja. It is observed on every 11th day of Hindu month. Ekadashi August 2021 dates are: August 4 & 18 August 2021 ( Kamika Ekadashi & Shravan Putrada Ekadashi).
Kamika Ekadashi – 4 August 2021
Kamika Ekadashi falls (August 4, 2021) in Krishna Paksha of Shravan Month as per all North Indian Hindi calendars and in Ashada Month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars.
It falls in Aadi masam of Tamil calendar, Karkidakam Month of Malayalam calendar, Shraban Month of Bengali Panjika.
Kamika Ekadasi vrat katha or the legend of this Ekadashi is mentioned in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana as a conversation between Lord Krishna and Yudhistira. Lord Brahma explained the glories and merits of Kamika Ekadasi vrata to Narada Muni. Read Full Story of Kamika Ekadashi Vrat..
Shravan Putrada Ekadashi – 18 August 2021
Pavitra Ekadashi (Pavitropana Ekadashi, Putrada Ekadashi) is observed on Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha of Shravan Month as per all lunar calendars of India.
Pavitropana Ekadashi vrat katha is mentioned in the ‘Bhavishyottara Purana’. Lord Krishna explained the glories of this Ekadasi to King Yushishtira. Vrat katha of Pavitropana Ekadasi is associated with Lord Mahajit and his devotion in observing this Ekadasi vrata.
Aja Ekadashi / Annada Ekadashi – 15 August 2020
It falls in Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars and in Shravan Month according to Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and Gujarati calendars. In 2020, Aja Ekadashi date is 15 August.
In 2020, Aja Ekadashi falls in Karkidaka Masam of Malayalam calendar, Aadi Masam of Tamil calendar, Shraban Mash in Bengali Panjika and Shrawan Maas in Nepali Patro.
The legend, importance and the significance of Aja Ekadasi or Ananda Ekadashi are explained in the Brahma Vaivartha Purana.
Parivartini Ekadashi (Parsva Parivartana Ekadashi, Vamana Ekadashi, Jaljilani Ekadashi) – 29 August 2020
Parsva Parivartini Ekadashi falls in Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Bhadrapada Month according to Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada and North Indian Hindi calendar. In 2020, Parivartana Ekadashi date is August 29.
It falls in Aavani Masam in Tamil calendar, Chinga Masam in Malayalam calendar, Bhadra Month in Bengali Panjika and Bhadra Maas in Nepali Patro..