Ekadashi 2019 Calendar, Ekadashi 2019 Dates
On the day before Ekadashi, a meal is taken in the afternoon and do not eat at the time of dinner as a strict fast and then fast for the whole Ekadashi day and then break the fast on next day only after sunrise on the dwadashi day. All type of grains and cereals are prohibited to be eaten on the Ekadashi day. Those who fast as well as those who don't fast strictly must not eat rice and rice grain products on the day of Ekadashi. Strict Ekadashi fasting must be observed by people who are completely fit as this fast would be without water. Those who just can't observe the ekadashi fast as a strict can have water, fruits, tea, cofee but not any proper food that you eat daily. Before starting the Ekadasi fast, people must be sure about if they want to observe strict fast without water or otherwise.
2019 Ekadashi fasting days
|Ekadashi Name||Ekadashi Date||Ekadashi Day|
|Pausha Putrada Ekadashi||17||January||(Thursday)|
|Shravana Putrada Ekadashi||11||August||(Sunday)|
Ekadashi fasting sometimes occurs on two consecutive days. It is advisable that Smartha with family should observe Ekadashi fasting on the first day only. For Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha are advised to observe the Ekadashi vrat on the second day. When alternate Ekadashi fasting is advised for Smartha it coincides with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day.
Ekadashi fasting for both- the shukla paksh and krishna paksh is suggested for staunch devotees who just want love and affection of Sri Vishnu and Mata Lakshmi.