Ekadashi or Ekadasi vrata is an auspicious vrat dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is observed on 11th day of Shukla and Krishna Paksha in each month.
Ekadasi June 2018 dates are – June 10th & June 23rd (Kamala Ekadashi & Niraja Ekadashi vrat).
Kamala Ekadashi – 10 June 2018
Kamala Ekadashi is also known as Parama Ekadashi. Since this Ekadashi falls in Adhik Maas (Purushottam Maas – Adhik Jyeshta Month), it is highly auspicious and meritorious vrata.
This Kamala Ekadashi falls in Krishna Paksha of Dwitiya Jyeshta Mahina in North Indian Hindi calendars and in Pratham Jyeshta Mahina (Adhika Masam) in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. It falls in Edavam Month in Malayalam calendar, Vaigasi Masam in Tamil Panchangam, Jyeshta Mash in Bengali Panjika.
Nirjala Ekadashi – 23 June 2018
Nirjala Ekadasi is also known as Bhimsen Ekadasi or Pandava Ekadashi. On this day, most of the devotees observe fasting even without drinking water.
Nirjala Ekadasi falls in Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in Jyeshta month as per all lunar calendars followed in North India, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. It falls in Mithunam Month in Malayalam calendar, Aani Masam in Tamil Panchangam, Ashar Mash in Bengali Panjika.