Bhishma Panchaka Vrata

The last five days of Shukla Paksha (bright half) of Magha Month are traditionally known as Bhishma Panchaka or Vishnu Panchaka Vrata. Bhishma Pitamaha observed fasting for these five days in order to give up his life. In 2020, Bhishma Panchaka Vrata begins on February 5 and ends on February 9 in Magha Masam. As […]

Bhishma Ekadashi, 21 February 2013

Today, 21 February 2013 is Bhishma Ekadashi, Jaya Ekadashi, Bhaumi Ekadashi Vrat, Vishnu Sahasranama Jayanti, Bhishma Panchaka Vrata Arambh, Bhaimi Ekadasi. It falls on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Magha Month as per all Hindu calendars (Amavasyant and Purnimant Panchangams). It is also significant as it falls on Thursday (Guruvara Ekadashi Vrata). Ekadasi begins at 8.38 PM […]