Ekadashi fasting is an auspicious vrata dedicated to Vishnu puja. It is observed on every 11th day of Hindu month. Ekadashi August 2019 dates are: August 11 & 26 August 2019 (Putrada Ekadashi Ekadashi & Aja Ekadashi).
Pavitra Ekadashi / Pavitropana Ekadashi / Putrada Ekadashi – 11 August 2019
August 11 is Pavitra Ekadashi Vrat or Pavitropana Ekadashi Pujan. This Ekadashi falls in Shukla Paksha of Shravan Month as per all Hindu calendars followed in North India, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
In 2019, Pavitra Ekadashi falls in Karkidaka Masam of Malayalam calendar, Aadi Masam of Tamil calendar, Shraban Mash in Bengali Panjika and Shrawan Maas in Nepali Patro.
Putrada Ekadashi Vrat katha or the story is mentioned here.. Read full story of Putrada Ekadashi Vrat here..
Aja Ekadashi / Annada Ekadashi – 26 August 2019
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 2019, Aja Ekadashi falls in Chinga Masam of Malayalam calendar, Aavani Masam of Tamil calendar, Bhadra Mash in Bengali Panjika and Bhadra Maas in Nepali Patro.
The legend, importance and the significance of Aja Ekadasi or Ananda Ekadashi are explained in the Brahma Vaivartha Purana.