Ekadashi

Ekadashi 2019 special Vishnu Sahasranama Parayanam at Anarghyaa.com

Ekadashi / Ekadasi means the eleventh. Ekadashi is the eleventh lunar day - tithi of each of the two lunar phases which occur in a Hindu calendar month - the Sukla Paksha (the period of the brightening moon also known as the waxing phase) and the Krishna Paksha (the period of the fading moon also known as the waning phase). Ekadashi is considered a spiritual day and is usually observed by fasting. So there are usually 24 Ekadashis in a calendar year.

Devotees can choose to observe fasting on Ekadashi without water, with only water, with only fruits, with one time latex food according to their will and body power.


Significance of Ekadashi:

In the Brahma-vaivarta Purana it is said that one who observes fasting on Ekadashi day is freed from all kinds of reactions to sinful activities and advances in pious life.

According to Padama Puranam, the importance of Ekadashi is expressed in the following words:
“Vrathaanaamapi sarveshaam mukyam ekadashi vratham”
Meaning: Of all the vrathaas Ekadashi is the most important or auspicious vratham to follow.


Mantra to be chanted on Ekadashi:

  • Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare |.    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare || - 108 times 
  • Om namo Narayanaaya || - 108 times 

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Ekadashi Dates for the year 2019:

01. 01.2019

(Tuesday)

  January 

17.01.2019 

(Thursday)

  January

31. 01.2019  

(Thursday)

  January

16. 02.2019  

(Saturday)

February

02. 03.2019  

(Saturday)

 March

17. 03.2019  

(Sunday)

March

31. 03.2019  

(Sunday)

March

01. 04.2019  

(Monday)

April

15. 04.2019  

(Monday)

April

30. 04.2019  

(Tuesday)

April

15. 05.2019  

(Wednesday)

May

30. 05.2019  

(Thursday)

May

13. 06.2019  

(Thursday)

June

29. 06.2019  

(Saturday)

June

12. 07.2019   

(Friday)

July

28. 07.2019  

(Sunday)

July

11. 08.2019  

(Sunday)

August

26. 08.2019  

(Monday)

August

09. 09.2019   

(Monday)

September

25. 09.2019  

(Wednesday)

September

09. 10.2019  

(Wednesday)

October

24. 10.2019  

(Thursday)

October

08. 11.2019  

(Friday)

November

22. 11.2019  

(Friday)

November

08. 12.2019  

(Sunday)

December

22. 12.2019  

(Sunday)

December