Ekadashi 2020

The literal translation of the Sanskrit word, Ekadashi, is 'the eleventh’. The festival of Ekadashi refers to the eleventh day of a fortnight in a Hindu Lunar month. According to the Hindu calendar, there are two fortnights in a lunar month – one bright and the other dark. Thus, Ekadashi occurs twice in a month, once in the bright fortnight and then again once in the dark fortnight.

During the festival, devotees worship Lord Vishnu. A traditional ritual observed on Ekadashi is the Ekadashi vrat (a fast) kept by devotees to seek Lord Vishnu’s blessings. The Ekadashi Vrat spans for three days.

Devotees have a single meal a day in the afternoon before fasting, to make sure there is no residual food in their stomachs on the next day. The fast is broken after sunrise, on the day after the Ekadashi.

Different types of fast are observed on this day. Some choose to fast without water, some with water and some only eat fruits. It is believed that by fasting, one can become alert and attentive, and become more devoted towards God.

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Ekadashi 2020 will be observed on 28 days. The following is the list of Ekadashi 2020-

S.No.

Ekadashi

Krishna/Shukla Ekadashi                                

Date

1

Pausha Putrada

Pausha Shukla Ekadashi                              

6th January

2

Shattila

Magha Krishna Ekadashi

20th January

3

Jaya

Magha Shukla Ekadashi

5th February

4

Vijaya

Phalguna Krishna Ekadashi

19th February

5

Amalaki

Phalguna Shukla Ekadashi

6th March

6

Papmochani

Chaitra Krishna Ekadashi

19th March

7

Vaishnava

Chaitra Krishna Ekadashi

20th March

8

Kamada

Chaitra Shukla Ekadashi

4th April

9

Varuthini

Vaishakha Krishna Ekadashi

18th April

10

Mohini        

Vaishakha Shukla Ekadashi

3rd May

11

Gauna Mohini/Vaishnava Mohini

Vaishakha Shukla Ekadashi

4th May

12

Apara

Jyeshtha Krishna Ekadashi

18th May

13

Nirjala

Jyeshtha Shukla Ekadashi

2nd June

14

Yogini

Ashadha Krishna Ekadashi

17th June

15

Devshayani

Ashadha Shukla Ekadashi

1st July

16

Kamika

Shravana Krishna Ekadashi

16th July

17

Shravana Putrada

Shravana Shukla Ekadashi

30th July

18

Aja                                     

Bhadrapada Krishna Ekadashi                 

15th August

19

Parsva

Bhadrapada Shukla Ekadashi       

29th August

20

Indira

Ashwina Krishna Ekadashi

13th September

21

Padmini

Ashwina Shukla Ekadashi

27th September

22

Parama

Kartika Krishna Ekadashi

13th October

23

Papankusha

Ashwina Shukla Ekadashi

27th October

24

Rama

Kartika Krishna Ekadashi

11th November

25

Devutthana

Kartika Shukla Ekadashi

25th November

26

Vaishnava Devautthana/Guruvayur 

Kartika Shukla Ekadashi

26th November

27

Utpanna

Margashirsha Krishna Ekadashi

11th December

28

Mokshada/ Vaikuntha

Margashirsha Shukla Ekadashi

25th December


According to Hindu scriptures, it is believed that Ekadashi and the movement of the moon have a direct impact on the human mind. During Ekadashi, our mind attains maximum efficiency, which gives us the ability to concentrate easily and successfully on tasks.

A special puja is also performed during the Festival. The Ekadashi Puja Vidhi is decided by astrologers, choosing the most auspicious time to perform prayers and chants.

 

 

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