Shattila Ekadashi is an auspicious day for Kumbh Mela Punya Snan. In 2013, Shattila Ekadashi date is February 6, Wednesday. For this year, it is even more auspicious as this Kumbh Mela is Maha Kumbh Mela which is celebrated once in 12 years at Allahabad Prayag Sangam.
Daan or donations on Shattila Ekadashi is a meritorious deed. Donating or the charity of food, vegetables, gold, silver, cow and calf (Gau Mata), clothes, etc is the best deed to perform on Shattila Ekadashi.
Tila daan or donating sesame seeds and the food prepared with sesame seeds (Tila) are also offered as Daana on Shattila Ekadashi. This is the most significance ritual performed on this Ekadasi day.
Pinda Daan or Pithru Tharpan rituals are also observed in Kumbh Mela on this day.