2020- Ekadasi, Fasting (upvas) Dates

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List of Ekadashi dates for the Year 2020

Dates of Ekadasi Vrat and Fasting for the year 2020

If you want to know when is Ekadashi in this month or When is Upvas (fasting) day, below given Ekashi list will be helpful for Vaishnavas as well as Smartas.

Ekadasi (Sanskrit: एकादशी, Tamil: ஏகாதசி, Bengali: একাদশী Telugu: ఏకాదశి, ekādaśī, "Eleven"), also spelled as Ekadashi, is the eleventh lunar day (tithi) of the shukla (bright) or krishna (dark) paksha (fortnight) of every lunar month in the Hindu (Vedic) calendar (Panchang). In Hinduism and Jainism it is considered a spiritually beneficial day and is usually observed by a partial fast. Beans and grains are not eaten during Ekadasi, as on this day these two foods are believed to be contaminated by sin. Only fruits, vegetables and milk products are eaten during Ekadasi. This period of abstention runs from sunrise on the day of Ekadasi to sunrise on the day following Ekadasi.
Two Ekadasis occur in one month according to positions of the moon. The progression of the moon from full moon to new moon is divided into fifteen equal arcs. Each arc measures one lunar day, called tithi(About 12 degree distance between Sun and Moon): The time it takes the moon to traverse that distance is the length of that lunar day. Ekadashi refers to the 11 tithi, or lunar day. The eleventh tithi therefore 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 Ekadasi, and in the dark half of the lunar month, the moon will be about 3/4 dark on Ekadasi.
Bhagavata Purana (sk. IX, adhy. 4) notes the observation of Ekadashi by Ambarisha, a devotee of Vishnu. Astrologically Moon's position on Suddha Ekadashi will be 5th house from Sun, House of Knowledge and Purva punya and in Bahula paksha it will be 12th house from Sun, House of Moksha.

DateName of the EkadashiHindu MonthPresiding deity
Ekadashi in January 2020
January 6, 2020(Pushya) Putrada Ekadashi, Vaikuntha EkadashiPushyaNaaraayana
January 20, 2020Shattila Ekadashi PushyaNaaraayana
Ekadashi in February 2020
February 5, 2020Jaya Ekadasi MaghaMaadhava
February 19, 2020Vijaya Ekadashi MaghaMaadhava
Ekadashi in March 2020
March 6, 2020Amalaki EkadashiPhalgunaGovinda
March 19, 2020Papmochani Ekadasi (Smarta)PhalgunaGovinda
March 20, 2020Papmochani Ekadasi (Vaishnava, Madhva)Phalguna
Ekadashi in April 2020
April 4, 2020Kamada EkadashiChaitraVishnu
April 18, 2020Varuthini EkadashiChaitraVishnu
Ekadashi in May 2020
May 3, 2020Mohini Ekadashi(Smarta)VaishakhaMadhusudana
May 4, 2020Mohini Ekadashi(Vaishnava, Madhva)VaishakhaMadhusudana
May 18, 2020Apara EkadashiVaishakhaMadhusudana
Ekadashi in June 2020
June 2, 2020Nirjala EkadashiJyeshthaTrivikrama
June 17, 2020Yogini EkadashiJyeshthaTrivikrama
Ekadashi in July 2020
July 1, 2020Devshayani EkadashiAshadhaVaamana
July 16, 2020Kamika Ekadashi AshadhaVaamana
July 30, 2020Putrada Ekadashi (Sravana)ShravanaSridhara
Ekadashi in August 2020
August 15, 2020Aja Ekadashi Shravana
August 29, 2020Parsva EkadashiBhadrapadaHrisikesha
Ekadashi in September 2020
September 13, 2020Indira EkadashiBhadrapadaHrisikesha
September 27, 2020Padmini EkadashiAdhika AswayujaPurushottama
Ekadashi in October 2020
October 13, 2020Parama EkadashiAdhika AswayujaPurushottama
October 27, 2020Papankusha Ekadashi AswayujaPadmanabha
Ekadashi in November 2020
November 11, 2020Rama Ekadashi AswayujaPadmanabha
November 25, 2020Devutthana Ekadashi (Smarta)KartikaDamodara
November 26, 2020Devutthana Ekadashi (Vaishnava, Madhva)KartikaDamodara
Ekadashi in December 2020
December 11, 2020Utpanna EkadashiKartikaDamodara
December 25, 2020Mokshada Ekadashi, Vaikuntha EkadashiMargashiraKeshava

How many Ekadashis are there in a Hindu Year?
In a normal Hindu year, there are 24 Ekadashis in total. If it is a leap year (Adhika Masa), there will be 2 more Ekadashis will fall in that year. Every month there will be a Suddha Ekadashi and a Bahula Ekadashi.
What is Nirjala Ekadashi Vrat?
Every Ekadashi has its own significance. Jyesta Suddha Ekadashi is called as Nirjala Ekadashi. This Ekadashi comes in summer season ((May/ June month) every year. Nirjala means, no water. Those who are following this Nirjala Ekadashi vrat, they should not take water on that day. This is one of the most sacred Ekadashi Vrat.
What is Upavas
In Sanskrit Upavas means staying near to God. In this day devotees pray lord Vishnu and donate their food to poor and they stay with empty stomach. on Dwadashi, Afternoon they give food to a brahmin or a guest and then only they take food. They believe that this will give nullify their bad deed done in this birth and past birth and gives moksha.

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