19 September 2014 is Indira Ekadashi. It falls on the eleventh day in Krishna Paksha.
Indira Ekadashi is observed in…
Hindi Month (North Indian calendar) – Ashwin Month, Telugu Month – Bhadrapada Masam, Kannada Month – Bhadrapada Masa, Marathi Month – Bhadrapad Maas, Gujarati Month – Bhadra Maas, Tamil Panjangam – Purattasi Masam, Malayalam Month – Kanni Masam, Bengali Panjika – Aashin Month, Nepali Patro – Asoj Month.
Indira Ekadashi Vrat Katha (story) and Indira Ekadashi Mahatmya (significance) are mentioned in the Brahmavaivarta Purana as a conversation between Lord Krishna and Yudhishtira. The story is associated with King Indrasena.
On Indira Ekadasi day, Shraddh rituals for dead ancestors are performed. Departed souls leave their world on this day and come back to this world and see whether their descendents observe fasting for them or not.
Usually, Ekadashi vrata is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Vishnu Sahasranama, Bhagavatha and Vishnu Purana are recited during Indira Ekadasi vrat.
Panchang, Indira Ekadashi – 19 September 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:18 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:23
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)26:49 Chandrastama (Moonset)15:16
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 26:32*
Nakshatra Pushya – Full Night
Yoga Parigha – 18:39
Karana Balava – 26:32*
Purnimanta Month Ashwin
Amavasyanta Month Bhaadrupada
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 10:49 – 12:20
Gulika Kalam: 07:48 – 09:19
Yama Gandam: 15:21 – 16:52
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kanya
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Karka
Amrita Kalam 23:11 – 24:59*
Abhijit: 11:56 – 12:44
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 12:24 – 14:12
Durmuhurthams: 12:44 – 13:33