2016 Ekadashi fasting days

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Published on 12 December 2015 Hits: 1009

Ekadashi fasting is observed on every 11th Tithi in Hindu calendar. There are two Ekadashi fasting in a month, one during Shukla Paksha and another during Krishna Paksha. Devotees of Lord Vishnuobserve Ekadashi fasting to seek His blessings.

Ekadashi fasting spans for three days. Devotees take single meal in the afternoon a day before fasting day to make sure there is no residual food in the stomach on next day. Devotees keep strict fast on Ekadashi day and break the fast on next day only after sunrise. Eating of all type of grains and cereals is prohibited during Ekadashi fasting.

Devotees can choose to observe fasting without water, with only water, with only fruits, with one time latex food according to their will and body power. However it should be decided before starting the fast.


06January  (Wednesday)Saphala Ekadashi

20January  (Wednesday)Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

04February  (Thursday)Shattila Ekadashi

18February  (Thursday)Jaya Ekadashi

05March  (Saturday)Vijaya Ekadashi

19March  (Saturday)Amalaki Ekadashi

03April  (Sunday)Papmochani Ekadashi

04April  (Monday)Gauna Papmochani Ekadashi Vaishnava Papamochani Ekadashi

17April  (Sunday)Kamada Ekadashi

03May  (Tuesday)Varuthini Ekadashi

17May  (Tuesday)Mohini Ekadashi

01June  (Wednesday)Apara Ekadashi

16June  (Thursday)Nirjala Ekadashi

30June  (Thursday)Yogini Ekadashi

01July  (Friday)Vaishnava Yogini Ekadashi

15July  (Friday)Devshayani Ekadashi

30July  (Saturday)Kamika Ekadashi

14August    (Sunday)Shravana Putrada Ekadashi

28August  (Sunday)Aja Ekadashi

13September (Tuesday)Parsva Ekadashi

26September (Monday)Indira Ekadashi

12October   (Wednesday)Papankusha Ekadashi

26October  (Wednesday)Rama Ekadashi

11November  (Friday)Devutthana Ekadashi

25November  (Friday)Utpanna Ekadashi

10December  (Saturday)Mokshada Ekadashi

24December  (Saturday)Saphala Ekadashi