Vijaya Ekadashi 2023

Vijaya Ekadasi is an auspicious day celebrated during the Krishna Paksha in Phalguna or Falgun month (February – March) in North Indian Hindi calendar. In 2023, Vijaya Ekadashi date is February 16, 17.

16 February 2023 – Smarta Vijaya Ekadashi

17 February 2023 – Vaishnav Vijaya Ekadashi (Bhagvat Ekadashi)

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 5.32 AM on 16 February and ends at 2.49 AM on 17 February 2023.

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 – 17 February 2023

Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 06:42 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 06:07 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 05:04 AM, Feb 18
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 02:49 PM

Today’s Panchangam:

Tithi : Dwadashi upto 11:36 PMTrayodashi
Nakshatra : Purva Ashadha upto 08:28 PMUttara Ashadha
Yoga : Kaulava upto 01:15 PM Taitila upto 11:36 PM Garaja
Karana : Siddhi upto 11:45 PM Vyatipata
Weekday : Shukrawara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha

Samvat:

Shaka Samvat : 1944 Shubhakruth
Chandramasa : Phalguna – Purnimanta Magha – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2079 Rakshasa
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda

Shubh Muhurat:

Abhijit Muhurat : 12:02 PM to 12:47 PM
Amrit Kalam : 04:09 PM to 05:35 PM

Time to avoid:

Rahu Kalam : 10:59 AM to 12:24 PM
Yamaganda : 03:16 PM to 04:41 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 08:07 AM to 09:33 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:59 AM to 09:44 AM 12:47 PM to 01:33 PM
Varjyam : 07:31 AM to 08:57 AM 03:33 AM, Feb 18 to 04:58 AM, Feb 18

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