Vijaya Ekadasi is an auspicious day celebrated during the Krishna Paksha in Phalguna or Falgun month (February – March) in North Indian Hindi calendar. In 2018, Vijaya Ekadashi date is February 11.
It coincides with Krishna Ekadashi in Magha Month as per Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi and Kannada calendars. It falls in Maasi Masam of Tamil calendar, Kumbha Masam of Malayalam calendar and Phalgun Month of Bengali Panjika.
According to the Skanda Purana, one who observes Vijaya Ekadasi attains success with nullifying the sins. The Purana also tells that Lord Sri Ram observed Vijaya Ekadashi and demolished Ravana without any obstacles.
Vijaya Ekadashi Timings
Ekadashi begins at 2.44 PM on 10 February and ends on 5.24 PM on 11 February.
Vijaya Ekadashi – Vrat Katha or legend or story, Importance and spiritual significance
The legend or story of Vijaya Ekadasi was narrated to Narada by his father Lord Brahma. Lord Sri ram went to cross the sea with his army (Vanarasena), but was unable to find the means to cross the sea. Informed by Lakshmana, Lord Ram went to a Sage and got the importance to observe Vijaya Ekadashi. Lord Ram was well informed by the Sage about the observance of Vijaya Ekadashi. Lord Rama attained victory after performing. Vijaya Ekadasi rituals with utmost fervor.
There is no specific rules, rituals or customs to observe on Vijaya Ekadasi. They are same as normal Ekadashi, which include fasting. Devotees break their fasting on Dwadashi day after performing Vishnu Puja.
Panchang, Vijaya Ekadashi – 11 February 2018
साधारण नाम संवत्सर, फाल्गुन मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष एकादशी, मूला नक्षत्र, हर्षण योग, कौलव करण.
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:05 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:16
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 28:17 Chandrastama (Moonset) 14:39
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 17:24
Nakshatra Mula – 23:00
Yoga Harshana – 12:43
Karana Kaulava – 30:45*
Purnimanta Month Phaalguna
Amavasyanta Month Maagha
Shaka Samvatsara: Hevilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Sadharana
Rahu Kalam: 16:52 – 18:16
Gulika Kalam: 15:29 – 16:52
Yama Gandam: 12:41 – 14:05
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Falgun Mahina
Malayalam Calendar – Makaram Month
Kannada Calendar – Magha Masa
Tamil Calendar – Thai Masam
Bengali Calendar – Magh Mash
Nepali Calendar – Magh Maas
Telugu Calendar – Magha Masam
Marathi Calendar – Magh Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Magh Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Dhanu
Amrita Kalam 15:46 – 17:34
Abhijit: 12:18 – 13:03
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 21:11 – 23:00
Durmuhurthams: 16:47 – 17:32