Ekadashi is considered the most auspicious day in Hindu calendar as this day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There are 24 Ekadashi vrats falls in a year.
It is the eleventh lunar day of each of the two lunar phases- Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha. On the auspicious day of Ekadashi, people offers prayers to Lord Vishnu and observe an all-day long fast to please and seek blessings from him. Intake of rice and non-vegetarian food must be prevented on this auspicious day.
In this article, I have shared the date and time of all Ekadashi vrat to be observed in 2024 starting from January to December. The month-wise Ekadashi schedule will help devotees to know when will ekadashi tithi start and end in a month and when they need to observe a fast.
Ekadashi in March 2024: Vijaya Ekadashi and Amalaki Ekadashi
All Ekadashi Tithi in 2024
The month-wise dates and time of Ekadashi 2024 vrat is given below. Check date, starting time and end time for both Shukla Paksha Ekadashi and for Krishna Paksha Ekadashi below. So, if you don’t know when is Ekadashi this month then go through the table mentioned below:
|Ekadashi January 2024
|January 7, 2024, Sunday
|Paush Putrada Ekadashi
|January 21, 2024, Sunday
|Ekadashi in February
|February 6, 2024, Tuesday
|February 20, 2024, Tuesday
|Ekadashi in March
|March 7, 2024, Thursday
|March 20, 2024, Wednesday
|Ekadashi in April
|April 5, 2024, Friday
|April 19, 2024, Friday
|Ekadashi in May
|May 4, 2024, Saturday
|May 19, 2024, Sunday
|Ekadashi in June
|June 3, 2024, Monday
|June 18, 2024, Tuesday
|Ekadashi in July
|July 17, 2024, Wednesday
|July 31, 2024, Wednesday
|Ekadashi in August
|Shravan Putrada Ekadashi
|August 16, 2024, Friday
|August 29, 2024, Thursday
|Ekadashi in September
|September 14, 2024, Saturday
|September 28, 2024, Saturday
|Ekadashi in October
|October 14, 2024, Monday
|October 28, 2024, Monday
|Ekadashi in November
|November 12, 2024, Tuesday
|November 26, 2024, Tuesday
|Ekadashi in December
|December 11, 2024, Wednesday
|December 26, 2024, Thursday
Ekadashi Vrat Overview
Fasting on Ekadashi is considered very auspicious and a large number of people observe fast and seek blessings of Lord Vishnu. Although the Ekadashi fasting last for two days, devotees normally keeps vrat on the first day. Second day vrat is mainly for those who seek Moksha like sanyasis.
On the day of Ekadashi Vrat, fast seekers wake up early in the morning (before sunrise). After that they take a holy bath and wear clean clothes. Then they offer prayers and prasad to Lord Vishnu and ask Him for blessing their life with health, wealth and prosperity. Different Ekadashi vrat katha is associated with each vrat and the devotees read the specific katha at the time of praying.
Ekadashi vrat is one very strict fasting in which the devotees may eat fruits and drink water but most people observe the fast without taking any food all day long. The fast breaks the next day after the rise of the sun after which people take a bath and then open their fast.
Different Ekadashi Vrat in 2024 & their Importance
There are a total of 24 Ekadashi vrat observed in a one-year cycle. Each day is associated with different incarnations of Lord Vishnu and fast is observed on each day to seek blessing from Him in different ways. Let us see the significance of Ekadashi of each day.
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi – Those who wish for a child (mainly son), the Putrada Ekadashi must be observed by him/ her. Putrada itself means the giver of son and it is believed that pleasing Lord Vishnu by keeping fast on this day, the devotee will be blessed by a child.
Satilla Ekadashi – Satilla derives from the word Til and on this day, people observe fast and prepare prasad from Til and then consume it the next day with their family after it is offered to Lord Vishnu.
Jaya Ekadashi – Observing fast on this day is believed to provide all kind of happiness to the fast observer and fulfill all of his/ her wishes. It is also believed that the devotees get rid of all Doshas by keeping a fast on this day.
Vijaya Ekadashi – Vijaya means victory. Devotees who want to get victory over all enemies- materialistic or otherwise should observe a vrat on the day of Vijaya Ekadashi and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu.
Amalaki Ekadashi – Amla tree is worshipped on this day by the devotees who believe that Lord Vishnu resides in the Amla tree. The day marks the beginning of the main celebrations of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors.
Papmochani Ekadashi – This day is associated with the forgiving and elimination of the sins committed by a person by praying to Lord Vishnu. People observe fast all day long and pray Lord Vishnu for eradication of their sins.
Kamada Ekadashi – Kamada Ekadashi is the first ekadashi after the Hindu New Year and is believed to grant all wishes and desires of those who observe a fast on this day. Lord Vishnu is prayed in the form of his incarnation Lord Krishna and offerings are made to Him.
Varuthini Ekadashi – Fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Vamana is prayed on the day of Varuthini Ekadashi. Observing a fast on this day is believed to protect from all evil and bring good fortune to the devotees.
Gauna Mohini Ekadashi – On this very asupicius day, Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini to deceitfully take amrit produced by churning of ocean from the Asuras. Keeping a fast on this day is believed to remove all sins and sufferings.
Apara Ekadashi – Also known as Achla Ekadashi, observing a fast on Apara Ekadashi blesses the devotees with unlimited wealth and if observed with greatest devotion also frees from the cycle of birth and death.
Nirjala Ekadashi – Nirjala Ekadashi is the most important Ekadashi during which the devotees keep a fast without intaking even a single drop of water, let alone eat any food. Observing just this one Ekadashi vrat, people can have the benefits equal to observing all Ekadashi combined.
Yogini Ekadashi Yogini Ekadashi is meant to free the devotees from all their sins and therefore people observe a fast on this special day. It is also said that keeping a fast on this day provides virtue that is equal to feeding eighty-eight brahmins.
Padma/ Devashyani Ekadashi – It is said that on the day of Devashyani Ekadashi Lord Vishnu goes into sleep (deep meditation) and wakes up four months later (this period is known as Chaturmasa). People observe fast on this day for purification of their body and soul.
Kamika Ekadashi – This is the second Ekadashi after Lord Vishnu goes for sleeping in the depths of the ocean. Keeping a fast on Kamika Ekadashi is believed to free from all sins and grant moksha to the devotees. This vrat was even observed by the creator, Lord Brahma.
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi – Those desirous of a child (mainly son) observes this fast and pray to Lord Vishnu to make their wish come true. Normally, both men and women observe fast on Shravana Putrada Ekadashi.
Aja Ekadashi – Also known as Ananda Ekadashi, the Aja Ekadashi vrat is considered to relieve the fast observer from all his/ her past sins. People offer prayer to Lord Vishnu and chant different mantras and vrat katha to please Him.
Parsva Ekadashi – Known popularly as Parivartini, Vamana or Parsva Ekadashi, this day is considered pretty auspicious and a large number of people observe a fast on this day, believing it would rid them of all their bad karma.
Indira Ekadashi – Indira Ekadashi Vrat is meant for the devotees to help their dead ancestors attain Moksha (liberation form life-death cycle). People observe a fast and hail Lord Vishnu to provide blessing to their ancestors.
Papankusha Ekadashi – An Ekadashi that benefits not the one person who observes the fast but all of his/ her family is the Papankusha Ekadashi. People celebrate this vrat to get rid of negative thoughts and forgive the sins of all members of the family.
Rama Ekadashi – On this special day, Lord Vishnu as well as Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped by the devotees. Most sinful of the sin are also believed to be forgiven by observing a fast on this day. Also, the devotees are believed to be awarded with health, wealth and prosperity.
Prabodhini/ Devutthana Ekadashi- Devutthana Ekadashi marks the end of chaturmasa and Lord Vishnu wakes up from His deep meditation. It is also known as Kartik Ekadashi and is celebrated as Tulsi Vivah as it is believed that Lord Vishnu married to goddess Tulsi on this day.
Utapanna Ekadashi – This day celebrates the victory of lord Vishnu over a demon named Murasura and also the birth of Ekadashi Mata. Those who seek salvation observes a fasting on this day and pray to God that He forgives all the sins knowingly and unknowingly committed.
Mokshada Ekadashi – This day is observed for seeking forgiveness for all the sins and also for asking salvation (Moksha and hence the name Mokshada) for the dead ancestors. People keep a fast all day long and prays to Lord Vishnu.
Saphala Ekadashi – The word Saphala means to succeed and this day is observed as an auspicious day on which observing fast is believed to provide success to the devotees in every field of his/ her life.
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