Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi (Tulsi Damodara Dwadasi vrata, Chilku Dwadasi, Yogini Dwadashi, Yogeeshwari Dwadasi, Chukkala Dwadashi) is observed on Shukla paksha Dwadashi in Karthik Month. In 2021, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date is November 15.
According to several Puranas, Lord Vishnu, who woke up from cosmic sleep on Utthana Ekadashi, comes to Vrindavan or Brundavan along with Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Brahma. It is also believed that on this day, Ksheer Sagar Manthan (Churning of the Milk Ocean) for Amrit (nector) was started by demons and Gods.
Hence, worshipping Tulasi plant along with Sri Maha Vishnu on this day gives many meritorious results. Deeparadhana on Vishnu temples are most preferable ritual to perform on Ksheerabdi Dwadashi. Those who protect the diya lighten by others will also get good benefits. Tulsi Damodar Vivah is done today in most of the places.
Ksheerabdi Dwadasi vratam is a main ritual during Karthika masam in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Panchang, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi – 15 November 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:24 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:26 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 03:13 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 03:38 AM, Nov 16
Tithi : Ekadashi upto 06:39 AM Dwadashi
Nakshatra : Uttara Bhadrapada upto 06:09 PM Revati
Yoga : Vajra upto 01:36 AM, Nov 16 Siddhi
Karana : Vishti upto 06:39 AM Bava upto 07:17 PM Balava
Weekday : Somawara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Kartika – Purnimanta Kartika – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit : 11:33 AM to 12:17 PM
Amrit Kalam : 01:02 PM to 02:44 PM
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 07:47 AM to 09:09 AM
Yamaganda : 10:32 AM to 11:55 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 01:17 PM to 02:40 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 12:17 PM to 01:01 PM 02:29 PM to 03:13 PM
Varjyam : – – –
Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi in Previous Years
In 2020, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date is November 26.
In 2019, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 8-9.
In 2018, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 20.
In 2017, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 1.
In 2016, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 11.
In 2015, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 23.
In 2014, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 4.
In 2013, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 14.
In 2012, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 25.