Ekadashi

Ekadashi 2015: Eleven Comes As The Divine Trouble shooter!

We fetch you dates of Ekadashi in 2015. Are you attentive amidst troubles? Do you regret doing sin? Not need to be worried. Here we brings each and every aspect for you about Ekadashi which will surely direct you to get a delightful life further on and your sins shall easily get removed . Read on….

Ekadashi 2015

According to Hindu calendar Ekadashi means the ‘Eleventh day’. This word Ekadashi has been took origin from Sanskrit Language. Ekadashi falls two times in a month. Thus, it means that there are 24 Ekadashis in a year. Ekadashi falls once in the period of waning Moon (Krishna Paksh) and once in the period of waxing Moon (Shukla Paksh) in each month of the year.

Ekadashi is also called as ‘Ekadasi’, ‘Hari Din’ and ‘Harivasara’. This very day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Devotees of eniter country and around the world keep fast on Ekadashi. This fast is called as ‘Ekadashi Vrat’.

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Earlier than moving on to some more facts about Ekadashi Vrat, first have a look on the kinds of Ekadashi that will be experiential by the devotees through this year in 2015.

Ekadashi 2015: Ekadashi in its Different Forms

As we have discussed Ekadashi occurs twice in a month, below mentioned are the different forms of Ekadashi according to Gregorian and Vaisnava calendar.

Ekadashi

  • Padma Ekadashi
  • Saphala Ekadashi
  • Putrada Ekadashi
  • Rama Ekadashi
  • Yogini Ekadashi
  • Papankusha Ekadashi
  • Utpanna Ekadashi
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  • Mokshad Ekadashi
  • Aja Ekadashi
  • Jaya Ekadashi
  • Amalaki Ekadashi
  • Dev Uthni Ekadashi
  • Kamika Ekadashi
  • Devshayani Ekadashi
  • Apara Ekadashi
  • Papmochani Ekadashi

 

  • Nirjala Ekadashi
  • Shattila Ekadashi
  • Mohini Ekadashi
  • Kamada Ekadashi
  • Indria Ekadashi
  • Pavitra Ekadashi
  • Vijaya Ekadashi
  • Varuthini Ekadashi

 

 

Ekadashi (Krishna Paksha)

 

Vaishnava MonthGregorian Month CalendarEkadashi (Shukla Paksha)
Papamochani EkadashiChaitraApril – MayKamada Ekadashi
Varuthini EkadashiVaisakhaMay – JuneMohini Ekadashi
Apara EkadashiJyeshtaJune – JulyNirjala Ekadashi
Yogini EkadashiAshaadJuly – AugustShayani Ekadashi
Kamika EkadashiShraavanaAugust – SeptemberShravana Putrada Ekadashi
Ananda EkadashiBhadrapadaSeptember – OctoberParsva Ekadashi
Indira EkadashiAshvinOctober – NovemberPapankusha Ekadashi
Rama EkadashiKartikNovember – DecemberPrabodhini Ekadashi
Vaikunta EkadashiMargashirshaDecember – JanuaryMokshada Ekadashi
Saphala EkadashiPaushaJanuary – FebruaryPausha Putrada Ekadashi
Sat Tila EkadashiMaaghaFebruary – MarchBhaimi Ekadashi
Utpanna EkadashiPhalgunaMarch – AprilAmalaki Ekadashi
Parama EkadashiAdhika monthOnce in 2-3 yearsPadmini Visuddha Ekadashi

Now, we belive that you have become alert of the different forms of Ekadashis observed in a year, have a look on the dates when Ekadashi is observed in 2015.

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Ekadashi 2015: ekadashi 2015 Dates

Following are the dates of Ekadashi Vrat in 2015:

01January(Thursday)Pausha Putrada Ekadashi
16January(Friday)Shattila Ekadashi
30January(Friday)Jaya Ekadashi
15February(Sunday)Vijaya Ekadashi
01March(Sunday)Amalaki Ekadashi
16March(Monday)Papmochani Ekadashi
17March(Tuesday)Papmochani Ekadashi
31March(Tuesday)Kamada Ekadashi
15April(Wednesday)Varuthini Ekadashi
29April(Wednesday)Mohini Ekadashi
14May(Thursday)Apara Ekadashi
29May(Friday)Nirjala Ekadashi
12June(Friday)Yogini Ekadashi
28June(Sunday)Padmini Ekadashi
12July(Sunday)Parama Ekadashi
27July(Monday)Devshayani Ekadashi
10August(Monday)Kamika Ekadashi
26August(Wednesday)Shravana Putrada Ekadashi
08September(Tuesday)Aja Ekadashi
24September(Thursday)Parsva Ekadashi
08October(Thursday)Indira Ekadashi
23October(Friday)Papankusha Ekadashi
24October(Saturday)Papankusha Ekadashi
07November(Saturday)Rama Ekadashi
22November(Sunday)Devutthana Ekadashi
07December(Monday)Utpanna Ekadashi
21December(Monday)Mokshada Ekadashi

 

 

Ekadashi 2015 dates are in your reach now. If you want to know more regarding the importance and rituals of specific Ekadashi Vrat in 2015 then, click on the above specified link.

Moving towards, and have a look why the eleventh day of each month is known as Ekadashi according to Hindu calendar and who is the legend of Ekadashi.

Ekadashi 2015: Legends of Ekadashi

We have already discussed that the tithi of Ekadashi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, now it’s time to know why Vishnu lord is paid such high respect on Ekadashi.

As per Hindu mythology, at the time Dev Vishnu was in sound sleep (Yoga Nidra), a devil named as Murdanav dare him to get involved in a war. In answer to this, a damsel got ebonite from the Ekadash Indris (Eleventh sense) of Lord Vishnu. The demon Murdanav got fascinated to damsel and wants to marry her.

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As the damsel knows the intention of Murdavana, she placed a condition in front of him that if he wants to marry her then it will require war with her. The demon proudly agrees to the condition of Damsel by thinking that it is very easy for him to win over her. But, in the war Damsel wins and killed the demon Murdanava. This event by damsel pleased the Lord Vishnu he was very happy knowing about it. Damsel got the boon by lord Vishnu that she would be known as Ekadashi and all the devotees of him keep fast on this very day and receives his blessings. After this the day is observed as Ekadashi.

Now, after knowing the actual story following for Ekadashi Vrat, let’s search out for the rituals observed for keeping fast on Ekadashi.

Ekadashi 2015: Rituals for Ekadashi vrat

Following are some rituals that will be followed while observing Ekadashi Vrat in 2015:

  • Statue of Lord Vishnu are worshiped on the very day of Ekadashi. In the early morning, people clean the idols or statues of Lord Vishnu by Panchamrit, it is made from the mixture of ghee, curd, honey, milk and water. After this devotees washed the statue with water and offered new clothes to the lord.
  • Devotees offered chandan, flowers, sweets and incense sticks to lord Vishnu.
  • There is great importance of Charity work on the day of Ekadashi. Materials that usually use for donation are food grains, hand fans, clothes, pitchers full of water, umbrellas, gold, etc.
  • It is prohibited according to Hindu religion to consume rice or any food item made from rice on the day of Ekadashi. But, it is assumed that consuming rice and items prepare from it on Dwadashi (the next day of Ekadashi) is very good.
  • Devotees visit to the temples of Lord Vishnu and chanted his mantras throughout the day.
  • Devotees who observed Ekadashi Vrat hear Ekadashi Katha. Do you know what Ekadashi Vrat Katha is? Want to know about this katha? Let’s begin.

Ekadashi Vrat Katha 2015: Rituals for Ekadashi Vrat 2015

This katha of Ekadashi Vrat is measured as an essential element which followed in Ekadashi Vrat. In real Ekadashi katha is consist of stories which motivate the followers of Ekadashi Vart. The tradition of reading this Katha is more essential as it says about the significance of observing Ekadashi vrat or Ekadashi fast. These below mentioned are some tales which are included in the Vrat katha of Ekadashi:

  • Lord Krishna is supposed to disclose the way of attaining salvation in the Ekadashi Vrat katha.
  • The influential powers of Ekadashi are mentioned in Ekadashi Vrat katha.
  • The effects of getting attentive by material pleasures are detailed in Ekadashi Vrat Katha.
  • If one who observes Ekadashi Vrat can free herself/himself from worldly concerns is said in Ekadashi Vrat katha.

Now, because you have few ideas about the significance of Ekadashi Vrat katha though observing Ekadashi Vrat, now have a look at the part those details about food items to be consume on the day of Ekadashi.

These below listed are some food items that should and should not be consumed on the day of Ekadashi Vrat:

Food items that can be consumed in Ekadashi Vrat:

  • Nuts
  • Sweet
  • All fruits
  • Fresh ginger
  • Black pepper
  • Potatoes
  • Milk
  • Coconut
  • Milk products
  • Olives
  • Sabudana
  • Rock salt

Food items that can’t be consumed in Ekadashi vrat:

  • Dal
  • All grains (rice, urad, barley, millet)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Custard
  • Baking powder
  • Cloves
  • Baking soda
  • Normal and mustard/ daily food items

The vrat on Ekadashi is observed for entire day. Therefore, during Ekadashi 2015 remember all these important rituals for keeping Ekadashi Vrat and get the powerful blessings of Lord Vishnu.

Ekadashi Vrat 2015: Benefits

These following are the benefits arise by observing Ekadashi vrat:

  • As per ‘Vishnu Purana’ and ‘Markandeya Purana’ if devotees keep an Ekadashi vrat, then all of their previous sins washed away.
  • A devotee can gain immense benefits by worshiping the incarnation of lor Vishnu i.e. lord Krishna on the day of Ekadashi.
  • One can lead to the path of salvation and can attain the path of spirituality if he/ she perform the Ekadashi vrat.

As we know that the very day of Ekadashi falls two times in a month, prayers and observance on this day will keep you protected during your life and also protects you and directs you towards the path of salvation even after death. Keeping fast on Ekadashi is depending on one’s point of view. Deity only wants honesty and true faith of their devotees towards them. Hence, it is important to have heartly dedication and faith in the lord you believe.

We hope that this article helps you the best in observing prayers and vrat on Ekadashi. So, celebrate this very day of Ekadashi in year 2015 with full dedication, belief, devotion and trust towards the Lord.

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Category: Festival 2015

Created: Sunday, March 15 2015
Author: Lokesh Jagirdar

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