Shattila ekadashi, Shad Tila Ekadashi, Tilda Ekadasi or Tiladaana Ekadashi is observed on Krishna Paksha Ekadashi in Magh month in traditional North Indian calendar. In 2018, Shattila Ekadashi date is January 12.
Sat-tila Ekadasi corresponds with the Krishna Paskha Ekadasi of Paush month or Pushya masam as per Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka calendars.
‘Til means the sesame seeds and ‘Shat means six, on the whole offering six types of sesame seeds on Sattila Ekadasi is a highly meritorious activity. All other religious activates or rituals remain same as other Ekadashi vratas. Reciting Vishnu Sahasra nama stotram, worshipping Lord Vishnu would fetch merits to devotees.
Shat Tila Ekadasi and Bhishma Ekadashi are considered as highly auspicious days to worship Lord Vishnu. Both Ekadashi days fall during Magh month as per North Indian Panchangams.
It is to note that Shadtila Ekadashi falls in Thai Masam of Tamil calendar, Makaram Month of Malayalam calendar and Maagh Month of Bengali calendar.
In 2017, Shattila Ekadashi date was January 23.
In 2016, Shattila Ekadashi date was February 4, Thursday.
In 2015, Shattila Ekadashi date was January 16, Friday.
In 2014, Shattila Ekadashi date was January 27, Monday.
In 2013, Shattila Ekadashi date was February 6, Wednesday. In 2013, Shattila Ekadashi begins at 2.11 AM on 6 February and ends at 11.35 PM.
Shat-tila Ekadashi 2012 date was 19 January 2012, Thursday.
Shattila Ekadasi begins at 9.31 PM IST on 18 January and ends at 7.30 PM IST on 19 January 2012. It has great importance in 2012 as this Ekadasi falls on Thursday. Guruvara Ekadasi is more auspicious for some Hindu communities as Thursday is the day of Lord Vishnu.