18 December 2018 is Mokshada Ekadashi, Mauna Ekadasi. Vaishnav Gauna Ekadashi is on 19 December 2018. It is observed on Margashirsha Shukla Ekadasi, the eleventh day in the light fortnight of the Margashira month (November – December).
Mokshada Ekadasi is popularly observed as Gita Jayanthi. On this day the prominent Hindu scripture Bhagvad Geeta was taught by Lord Sri Krishna to Arjuna during the Kurukshetra war.
Mokshada Ekadasi vrat katha or the legend of this Ekadashi is mentioned in the Brahmanda Purana. It is believed that observing Moksada Ekadasi vrata would free dead ancestors from their sins and provides them Moksha or salvation.
On this day, Mauna Vrata is observed hence it is also called as Mauna Ekadashi. Bhagvad Gita, Mukundashtakam, Vishnu Sahasranamam are recited during the Ekadashi day.
Panchang, Mokshada Ekadashi – 18 December 2018
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:06 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:40
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)14:25 Chandrastama (Moonset)27:16
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dashami – 07:57
Nakshatra Ashwini – 28:38*
Yoga Parigha – 23:52
Karana Vanija – 19:52
Purnimanta Month Margashirsha
Amavasyanta Month Margashirsha
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 15:02 – 16:21
Gulika Kalam: 12:23 – 13:42
Yama Gandam: 09:44 – 11:04
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Dhanu
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mesha
Amrita Kalam 21:20 – 22:57
Abhijit: 12:02 – 12:44
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 24:35* – 26:12*
Durmuhurthams: 23:03 – 23:56