Ekadashi is an auspicious Vishnu vrata observed in both fortnights of each month (Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha). Ekadashi April 2021 dates are: April 7 & April 23 (Papamochani Ekadashi & Kamada Ekadashi).
Papamochani Ekadashi – April 7, 2021
This Ekadashi day falls on Falguna Krishna Paksh in Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars. This is the last Ekadashi vrat among the 24 Ekadasi vrata in Hindu Year. In 2021, Papamochani Ekadashi falls in Panguni Masam in Tamil calendar, Meena Masam of Malayalam calendar and Chaitra Month in Bengali Panji.
Papamochani Ekadashi vrata gets devotees free from all the sins committed by them. Literally ‘Paap means the sin and ‘mochani is the remover.
7 April 2021, Wednesday – Papmochani Ekadashi
Next Day Parana Time, 8 April 2021 = 1.33 PM to 4.02 PM
Kamada Ekadashi – April 23, 2021
Kamada Ekadasi falls in Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month as per all the North Indian calendars as well Amavasyant calendars. In 2021, Kamada Ekadashi falls in Chithirai Masam in Tamil calendar, Meda Masam of Malayalam calendar and Boishakh 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, 24 April 2021 – 6 AM to 8.22 AM (Ekadashi Vrata Paaran Time).