Ekadashi 2019 Calendar, Ekadashi 2019 Dates

Ekadashi 2019 Calendar, Ekadashi 2019 Dates

Goddess Ekadashi is the Yoga Maya of Lord Vishnu. Ekadashi fasting is observed by staunch devotees of Sri Hari Vishnu on every 11th Tithi as per Hindu calendar. Ekadashi occurs twice in a month, one during Shukla Paksha and another during Krishna Paksha. Lord Vishnu devotees observe Ekadashi fasting to worship Sri Vishnu and to get his blessings.

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

Here we have mentioned 2019 Ekadashi fasting days and dates for Smarthas. Vaishnavas must check Vaishnava Ekadashi Calendar 2019 fasting to know Vaishnava fasting days. It is the same as released by ISCKON.Vaishnava fasting day might occur after one day after of Smartha fasting day.

Ekadashi Name Ekadashi Date Ekadashi Day
Saphala Ekadashi 1 January (Tuesday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 17 January (Thursday)
Shattila Ekadashi 31 January (Thursday)
Jaya Ekadashi 16 February (Saturday)
Vijaya Ekadashi 2 March (Saturday)
Amalaki Ekadashi 17 March (Sunday)
Papmochani Ekadashi 31 March (Sunday)
Kamada Ekadashi 15 April (Monday)
Varuthini Ekadashi 30 April (Tuesday)
Mohini Ekadashi 15 May (Wednesday)
Apara Ekadashi 30 May (Thursday)
Nirjala Ekadashi 13 June (Thursday)
Yogini Ekadashi 29 June (Saturday)
Devshayani Ekadashi 12 July (Friday)
Kamika Ekadashi 28 July (Sunday)
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 11 August (Sunday)
Aja Ekadashi 26 August (Monday)
Parsva Ekadashi 9 September (Monday)
Indira Ekadashi 25 September (Wednesday)
Papankusha Ekadashi 9 October (Wednesday)
Rama Ekadashi 24 October (Thursday)
Devutthana Ekadashi 8 November (Friday)
Utpanna Ekadashi 22 November (Friday)
Mokshada Ekadashi 8 December (Sunday)
Saphala Ekadashi22December(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.

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