Ekadashi is an auspicious Vishnu vrata observed in both fortnights of each month (Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha). Ekadashi April 2016 dates are: April 3 & April 17 (Papamochani Ekadashi & Kamada Ekadashi).
Papamochani Ekadashi – April 3, 2016
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.
Papamochani Ekadashi vrata gets devotees free from all the sins committed by them. Literally ‘Paap means the sin and ‘mochani is the remover.
3 April 2016, Sunday – Papmochani Ekadashi
Next Day Parana Time = 1.23 PM to 3.50 PM
On Parana Day Hari Vasara End Moment = 11 AM.
Kamada Ekadashi – April 17, 2016
Kamada Ekadasi falls in Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month as per all the North Indian calendars as well Amavasyant calendars. In 2016, 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 – 7.39 AM to 8.22 AM (Ekadashi Vrata Paaran Time).
Varuthini Ekadashi – 3 May 2016
Varuthini Ekadashi, also spelt as Varudhini Ekadasi, is an auspicious Ekadasi vrat observed on Krishna Paksha in Vaishakh month as per North Indian Hindi calendars.
In 2016, Varuthini Ekadashi date is May 3.
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…