2014 Ekadashi fasting days

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Published on 09 January 2014 Hits: 1113

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 Vishnu observe 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.

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11 January (Saturday) Pausha Putrada Ekadashi
26 January (Sunday) Shattila Ekadashi
09 February (Sunday) Jaya Ekadashi
25 February (Tuesday) Vijaya Ekadashi
11 March (Tuesday) Amalaki Ekadashi
26 March (Wednesday) Papmochani Ekadashi
10 April (Thursday) Kamada Ekadashi
24 April (Thursday) Varuthini Ekadashi
25 April (Friday) Varuthini Ekadashi
10 May (Saturday) Mohini Ekadashi
24 May (Saturday) Apara Ekadashi
08 June (Sunday) Nirjala Ekadashi
22 June (Sunday) Yogini Ekadashi
08 July (Tuesday) Devshayani Ekadashi
22 July (Tuesday) Kamika Ekadashi
06 August (Wednesday) Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
20 August (Wednesday) Aja Ekadashi
04 September (Thursday) Parsva Ekadashi
05 September (Friday) Parsva Ekadashi
19 September (Friday) Indira Ekadashi
04 October (Saturday) Papankusha Ekadashi
19 October (Sunday) Rama Ekadashi
02 November (Sunday) Devutthana Ekadashi
17 November (Monday) Utpanna Ekadashi
01 December (Monday) Mokshada Ekadashi
02 December (Tuesday) Mokshada Ekadashi
17 December (Wednesday) Saphala Ekadashi
31 December (Wednesday) Pausha Putrada Ekadashi
At times Ekadashi fasting is suggested on two consecutive days. It is advised that Smartha with family should observe fasting on first day only. The alternate Ekadashi fasting, which is the second one, is suggested for Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha. When alternate Ekadashi fasting is suggested for Smartha it coincides with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day.

Ekadashi fasting on both days is suggested for staunch devotees who seek for love and affection of Lord Vishnu.

This page list Ekadashi fasting days for Smarthas. Vaishnavas should check Vaishnava Ekadashi Fasting to know Vaishnava fasting days. Vaishnava fasting day might be one day after of Smartha fasting day.