2020 Ekadashi Vrat

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Ekadashi Vrat

Ekadashi Vrat (fast) is one of the most significant rituals observed as per the Hindu Calendar. The word ‘Ekadashi’ has its roots in Sanskrit language, which means ‘Eleven’ and corresponds to the 11th day of every fortnight in Hindu Lunar Calendar. There are two Ekadashis falling every month, namely Shukla Paksha (those taking place during the waxing phase of the moon) and Krishna Paksha (the ones falling during the waning phase of the moon). You can check the Ekadashi dates.

As per Hindu scriptures, people observe fast from sunset on the eve of Ekadashi until sunrise the day after Ekadashi. The fast, therefore, lasts for approximately 48 hours.

List of Ekadashi Vrat 2020

Tithi Date Tithi Time

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi(S) January, 2020

06 January

(Monday)

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Shattila Ekadashi(K) January, 2020

20 January

(Monday)

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Jaya Ekadashi(S) February, 2020

05 February

(Wednesday)

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Vijaya Ekadashi(K) February, 2020

18 February

(Tuesday)

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Amalaki Ekadashi(S) March, 2020

05 March

(Thursday)

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Papmochani Ekadashi(K) March, 2020

19 March

(Thursday)

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Kamada Ekadashi(S) April, 2020

04 April

(Saturday)

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Varuthini Ekadashi(K) April, 2020

18 April

(Saturday)

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Mohini Ekadashi(S) May, 2020

03 May

(Sunday)

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Apara Ekadashi(K) May, 2020

17 May

(Sunday)

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Nirjala Ekadashi(S) June, 2020

01 June

(Monday)

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Yogini Ekadashi(K) June, 2020

16 June

(Tuesday)

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Devshayani Ekadashi(S) July, 2020

01 July

(Wednesday)

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Vaishnava Kamika Ekadashi(K) July, 2020

16 July

(Thursday)

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Shravana Putrada Ekadashi(S) July, 2020

30 July

(Thursday)

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Aja Ekadashi(K) August, 2020

14 August

(Friday)

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Parsva Ekadashi(S) August, 2020

28 August

(Friday)

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Indira Ekadashi(K) September, 2020

13 September

(Sunday)

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Papankusha Ekadashi(S) September, 2020

27 September

(Sunday)

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Rama Ekadashi(K) October, 2020

12 October

(Monday)

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Devutthana Ekadashi(S) October, 2020

26 October

(Monday)

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Rama Ekadashi(K) November, 2020

11 November

(Wednesday)

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Devutthana Ekadashi(S) November, 2020

25 November

(Wednesday)

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Utpanna Ekadashi(K) December, 2020

10 December

(Thursday)

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Mokshada Ekadashi(S) December, 2020

25 December

(Friday)

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Importance of Ekadashi/Significance of Ekadashi

Ekadashi is also known as “Hari Vasara” and “Hari din”. The importance of Ekadashi Vrata finds mention in the sacred texts of Skanda Purana and Padma Purana. Ekadashi is observed by both Vaishnavas and the Non-Vaishnava community. Devotees who keep this fast refrain from consuming cereals, wheat, spices and most vegetables. The preparation for the vrata begins on Dashami (10th day), or the day before Ekadashi.

This day is dedicated to worshipping Lord Vishnu. Prayers and mantras are chanted, and puja offered in praise of Lord Vishnu to invoke his blessings for all-round prosperity. Bath as a ritual is taken by the devotees on Dashami in the morning. Devotees can also sing Aartis, narrate Ekadashi Vrata Katha (Ekadashi story) and give spiritual sermons after sunset on Ekadashi.

Ekadashi Fast Rules

If you’re keeping Ekadashi fast, here are a few things you must keep in mind:

  • You can consume only one meal in the whole day. Avoid salt in the meal.
  • Fresh fruits, dry fruits, vegetables, nuts and milk products are among the most preferred edibles consumed on this day.
  • Sabudana Khichdi made from sabudana, groundnuts and garnished or mixed with potatoes is consumed as an alternative to cereals.
  • You cannot have any form of cereals. Even dal (pulses) and honey is also avoided on the day of Dashami.  
  • Consumption of alcohol, non-vegetarian food and sex are to be thoroughly avoided.
  • The following day, on Ekadashi, complete fast is to be observed. There are some devotees who do not even consume water. This fasting is known as Nirjala Ekadashi.

On Dwadashi (twelfth day), the day after Ekadashi, the routine of Dashami is to be followed. Have your bath early in the morning and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu by lighting a diya (earthen lamp). The fast can be broken by eating food prepared on the day of Dashami.

Check this month’s Ekadashi dates here.

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