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Ekadasi

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Ekadasi is the eleventh lunar day (Tithi) of the shukla (bright) or krishna (dark) paksha (fortnight) respectively, of every lunar month in the Hindu calendar (Panchang). In Hinduism and Jainism, it is considered spiritually beneficial to observe an (ideally waterless) fast from sunset on the day prior to ekadasi until 48 minutes after sunrise on the day following ekadasi.

See also

External links

  • VCAL (http://www.krishna.com/downloads/Software/BBT_and_ISKCON_software/) Vedic Calendar Program (freeware). Calculates Ekadasis (and other dates) for any location in the world.



Hinduism | Hindu festivals | Hindu calendar
Pongal | Holi | Ugadi | Ram Navami | Krishna Janmaashtami | Onam

Ganesha Chaturthi | Vijayadashami | Dasara | Navratri | Diwali | Thaipusam

Sacred Days: Maha Shivratri | Ekadasi | Vaikunta Ekadasi | MahaLakshmi vratha
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