Kalyana Ekadashi is an auspicious Ekadashi vrata observed in Phalgun Month as per North Indian Hindi calendars. In 2016, Kalyana Ekadashi date is March 5.
It falls on Krishna Paksha in Falgun month in North Indian Hindi calendar and in Magh month as per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, and Kannada calendars.
Kalyana Ekadashi is also popular with the name – Vijaya Ekadashi.
Vijaya Ekadashi vrat katha or the legend of this Ekadasi is associated with the Ramayana war. Before Ramayana war, the army of Lord Sri Rama built a bridge on sea to Lanka. The vanarasena completed the construction of bridge on this day. It is also said in Puranas that Lord Ram observed Vijaya Ekadasi vrat and killed Ravana without any obstacle.
Panchang, Kalyana Ekadashi – 5 March 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:48 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:28
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 28:17 Chandrastama (Moonset) 14:51
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 17:11
Nakshatra Uttara Ashadha – 28:58*
Yoga Varigha – 26:10*
Karana Kaulava – 28:28*
Purnimanta Month Phaalguna
Amavasyanta Month Maagha
Shaka Samvatsara: Manmadha
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Kilaka
Rahu Kalam: 09:43 – 11:11
Gulika Kalam: 06:48 – 08:16
Yama Gandam: 14:05 – 15:33
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Kumbha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu – 11:27:59
Amrita Kalam 22:43 – 24:17*
Abhijit: 12:15 – 13:01
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 13:21 – 14:54
Durmuhurthams: 07:35 – 08:21