Vijaya Ekadasi is an auspicious day celebrated during the Krishna Paksha in Phalguna or Falgun month (February – March) in North Indian Hindi calendar. In 2021, Vijaya Ekadashi date is March 9.
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 3.44 PM on 8 March and ends on 3.02 PM on 9 March.
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 – 9 March 2021
Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 6:38 AM
Suryastamayam (Sunset) : 6:26 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 4:49 AM, Mar 10
Chandrastamayam (Moonset) : 2:32 PM
Tithi : Ekadashi upto 03:02 PM Dwadashi
Nakshatra : Uttara Ashadha upto 08:42 PM Shravana
Yoga : Varigha upto 12:06 PM Parigha
Karana : Balava upto 03:02 PM Kaulava upto 02:48 AM, Mar 10 Taitila
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Weekday : Mangalavara (Tuesday)
Shaka Samvat : 1942 Sharvari
Chandramasa : Phalguna – Purnimanta ; Magha – Amavasyanta
Vikram Samvat : 2077 Pramadi
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Shubh Muhurat (Auspicious Timings):
Abhijit Muhurat : 12:08 PM to 12:55 PM
Amrit Kalam (Amrutha Kalam) : 2:17 PM to 03:53 PM
Time to Avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 3:29 PM to 04:57 PM
Yamaganda Kalam : 9:35 AM to 11:03 AM
Gulikai Kalam (Kuligai Timings) : 12:32 PM to 02:00 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 8:59 AM to 09:46 AM 11:18 PM to 12:07 AM, Mar 10
Varjyam : 12:45 AM, Mar 10 to 02:23 AM, Mar 10