Ekadashi in December 2016 are utmost meritorious. In December Ekadasi vrata dates are: December 10 & December 24. 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.
Mokshada Ekadasi, Mauni Ekadashi, Gita Jayanti, Swargavathil Ekadashi: December 10, 2016
It falls in Shukla Paksha of Margashirsha Month in North Indian Hindi calendars. Mokshada Ekadasi is also known as Mauni Ekadasi in North India. It is believed Bhagvad Gita was first told to Arjuna by Lord Krishna on this day hence ‘Gita Jayanti’ is also observed on this day.
This year, it is also observed as Guruvayur Ekadashi in Kerala’s Guruvayoorappan Temple.
Saphala Ekadashi – December 24, 2016
Vrat Katha of Saphala Ekadashi is associated with Lumpaka, son of King Mahishmata whol ruled Champaavati.
Saphala Ekadashi is observed in Paush Month in North Indian Hindi calendars, and in Margashirsha Month as per Telugu, Marathi, Kannada & Gujarati calendars.
This Ekadashi falls in Dhanu Masam of Malayalam calendar and Margazhi Masam of Tamil calendar.