Ekadashi is an auspicious Vishnu vrata observed in both fortnights of each month (Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha). Ekadashi April 2023 dates are: April 1|2 & April 16 (Kamada Ekadashi & Varudhini Ekadashi).
Kamada Ekadashi – April 1, 2023 | 2 April 2023
Kamada Ekadasi falls in Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month as per all the North Indian calendars as well Amavasyant calendars. In 2023, Kamada Ekadashi falls in Panguni Masam in Tamil calendar, Meena Masam of Malayalam calendar and Chaitra Month in Bengali Panji.
Kamada Ekadasi vrata katha is mentioned in the Varaha Purana and the Bhagavada Purana states the Varuthini Ekadashi vrata katha.
Break fast time on Dwadashi day, 2 April 2023 – 1.45 PM to 4.25 PM (Ekadashi Vrata Paaran Time).
Break fast time on Dwadashi day for Vaishnava, 3 April 2023 – Till 6.23 AM (Ekadashi Vrata Paaran Time).
Varudhini Ekadashi – 16 April 2023
Varudhini Ekadashi falls on Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha of Vaishakh Month in North Indian Hindi calendars and in Chaitra Month in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati Calendars.
In 2023, Varudhini Ekadashi falls in Chthirai Masam in Tamil calendar, Meda Masam of Malayalam calendar and Boishakh Month in Bengali Panji.
Shri Yudhishthira Maharaj offering obeisance to Lord Vasudeva asked to describe the merits and influence about Ekadashi taking place during the dark fortnight of Vaishaka month [April-May]. Read full story – Varuthini Ekadashi Vrat Katha…
Break fast time on Dwadashi day, 17 April 2023 – 5.55 AM to 8.28 AM (Ekadashi Vrata Paaran Time).