Each month there are two Ekadashi which come during Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Ekadashi fast is very strict.
It is kept from Sunset to Ekadashi before the Ekadashi date till next sunrise; it is about 48 hours fast.
Ekadashi Fasting Dates of 2018
|28-January-2018||Sunday||Gauna, Vaishnava Jaya Ekadashi|
|08-August-2018||Wednesday||Gauna, Vaishnava Kamika Ekadashi|
|22-August-2018||Wednesday||Shravana Putrada Ekadashi|
|04-November-2018||Sunday||Vaishnava Rama Ekadashi|
|19-December-2018||Wednesday||Gauna, Vaishnava Mokshada Ekadashi|
Importance of Ekadashi Dates
According to Hindu mythology, Ekadashi is also called 'Green Vase' and 'Green Day'. Ekadashi is celebrated by both Vaishnav and non Vaishnav community.
The significance of Ekadashi is also explained in Skanda Purana and Padam Purana. Those devotees, who keep fast on this day, do not eat wheat, spices and vegetables.
The devotees make preparations for this fast starting from Dasami a day before Ekadashi. The devotees wake up early in the morning and take a bath with holy water and eat on this day without salt.
Ekadashi Fast Rules
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