Ekadashi (Sanskrit: एकादशी, Tamil: ஏகாதசி, Bengali: একাদশী Telugu: ఏకాదశి, ekādaśī, "Eleven"), also spelled as Ekadasi, 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.
|08 January 2017||Sunday||Putrada Ekadashi (Smarta )|
|09 January 2017||Monday||Putrada Ekadashi (Vaishnava)|
|23 January 2017||Monday||Shattila Ekadashi|
|07 February 2017||Tuesday||Jaya Ekadashi|
|22 February 2017||Wednesday||Vijaya Ekadashi|
|08 March 2017||Wednesday||Amalaki Ekadashi|
|24 March 2017||Friday||Papmochani Ekadashi|
|07 April 2017||Friday||Kamada Ekadashi|
|22 April 2017||Saturday||Varuthini Ekadashi (Smarta)|
|23 April 2017||Sunday||Varuthini Ekadashi(Vaishnava )|
|06 May 2017||Saturday||Mohini Ekadashi|
|22 May 2017||Monday||Apara Ekadashi|
|05 June 2017||Monday||Nirjala Ekadashi|
|20 June 2017||Tuesday||Yogini Ekadashi|
|04 July 2017||Tuesday||Devshayani Ekadashi|
|19 July 2017||Wednesday||Kamika Ekadashi (Smarta)|
|20 July 2017||Thursday||Kamika Ekadashi (Vaishnava)|
|03 August 2017||Thursday||Putrada Ekadashi|
|18 August 2017||Friday||Aja Ekadashi|
|02 September 2017||Saturday||Parsva Ekadashi|
|16 September 2017||Saturday||Indira Ekadashi|
|01 October 2017||Sunday||Papankusha Ekadashi|
|15 October 2017||Sunday||Rama Ekadashi|
|31 October 2017||Tuesday||Devutthana Ekadashi|
|14 November 2017||Tuesday||Utpanna Ekadashi|
|30 November 2017||Thursday||Mokshada Ekadashi|
|13 December 2017||Wednesday||Saphala Ekadashi|
|29 December 2017||Friday||Putrada Ekadashi (Pausha)|
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