Shanti Vrata observed on the eleventh day of Kartik Month (Kartik Shukla Paksha Ekadashi). It is one of the vratas dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
According to some scriptures, both the Ekadashis in Kartik Month are observed as Shanthi Vratha.
Lord Vishnu is offered the Shodashopachara Puja (16 steps of Hindu Pujan) and special recipes are offered as Naivedya. Some devotees observe fasting (Upvaas) on this vrata.
The major benefits or merits of this vrata – marital bliss, mental peace, happiness and prosperity.