Ekadashi Calendar 2019

Ekādaśī (ekāhdaśī, “Eleven”), also spelled as Ekādaśi, 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).

In Hinduism and Jainism, Ekādaśī is considered a spiritual day and is usually observed by partial fast. Beans and grains are not consumed by observant people during because they are believed to be contaminated by sin. Instead, only fruit, vegetables, and milk products are eaten. This period of abstinence starts from sunrise on the day of Ekādaśī to sunset on the following day.

Hindu rules state that anyone between the ages of eight years and eighty years should fast, including forgoing water. However, people who are sick, have health issues, or are pregnant are exempt from the rule and may consume light food including milk and fruits.

The timing of each Ekādaśī is according to the position of the moon.The Hindu calendar marks progression from a full moon to a new moon as divided into fifteen equal arcs. Each arc measures one lunar day, called a tithi. The time it takes the moon to traverse a particular distance is the length of that lunar day. Ekādaśī refers to the 11th tithi, or lunar day. The eleventh tithi corresponds to a precise phase of the waxing and waning moon. In the bright half of the lunar month, the moon will appear roughly 3/4 full on Ekādaśī, and in the dark half of the lunar month, the moon will be about 3/4 dark on Ekādaśī.

There are usually 24 Ekādaśīs in a calendar year. Occasionally, there are two extra Ekādaśīs that happen in a leap year. Each Ekādaśī day is purported to have particular benefits and blessings that are attained by the performance of specific activities.

January 01Saphla Ekadashiसफला एकादशी
January 17Putrada Ekadashiपुत्रदा एकादशी
January 31Shattila Ekadashiषट्तिला एकादशी
February 16Jaya Ekadashiजया एकादशी
March 02Vijaya Ekadashiविजया एकादशी
March 17Amalaki Ekadashiआमलकी एकादशी
March 31Papmochani Ekadashiपापमोचिनी एकादशी
April 15Kamada Ekadashiकामदा एकादशी
April 30Varuthini Ekadashiवरूथिनी एकादशी
May 15Mohini Ekadashiमोहिनी एकादशी
May 30Apara Ekadashiअपरा एकादशी
June 13Nirjala Ekadashiनिर्जला एकादशी
June 29Yogini Ekadashiयोगिनी एकादशी
July 12Devshayani Ekadashiदेवशयनी एकादशी
July 28Kamika Ekadashiकामिका एकादशी
August 11Putrada Ekadashiपुत्रदा एकादशी
August 26Aja Ekadashiअजा एकादशी
September 09Padma Ekadashiपद्मा एकादशी
September 25Indira Ekadashiइंदिरा एकादशी
October 09Papankusha Ekadashiपापांकुशा एकादशी
October 24Rama Ekadashiरमा एकादशी
November 08Devutthana Ekadashiदेवोत्थान एकादशी
November 22Utpanna Ekadashiउत्पन्ना एकादशी
December 08Mokshada Ekadashiमोक्षदा एकादशी
December 22Saphla Ekadashiसफला एकादशी

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