Types of 24 Ekadasi Vrat of Vishnu

Ekadashi or Ekadasi is an important upvaas or fasting dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Ekadasi falls on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) or Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of every lunar month in the Hindu calendar. Hence usually there will be two Ekadashis in a month and a total of 24 Ekadasi days in a year.

24 Types of Ekadashi Days in a Year

Chaitra Month (March – April)

Papamochani Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha
Kamada Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha

Vaisakha Month (April – May)

Varuthini Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha
Mohini Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha

Jyeshta Month (May – June)

Apara Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha
Pandava Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha. Also known as Nirjala Ekadasi or Pandav Bhim Ekadashi

Ashaad Month  (June – July)

Yogini Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha
Shayani Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha

Shraavana Month  (July – August)

Kamika Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha
Pavitropana Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha

Bhadrapada Month (August – September)

Ananda Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha
Parsva Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha

Types of 24 Ekadasi Vrat of Vishnu

Ashvin Month (September – October)

Indira Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha
Papankusha Paashunkushaa Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha

Kartik Month  (October – November)

Rama Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha
Prabodhini Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha

Margashirsha or Agrahayana Month (November – December)

Utpanna Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha
Mokshada Ekadasi in Shukla Paksha. Mokshada ekadashi is celebrated as Vaikuntha Ekadasi Festival at Sri Rangam Temple in Tamilnadu

Pausha Month (December – January)

Saphala Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha
Putrada Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha

Maagha Month (January – February)

Shattila Ekadasi or Sat Tila Ekadashi in Krishna Paksha
Bhaimi Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha

Phalguna Month (February – March)

Vaikunta Ekadasi in Krishna Paksha
Amalaki Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha


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  2. Hanuman Jayanti is observed on the full moon day (Purnima or Poornima) in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March – April).

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    Abhilash MS

    1. I posted the comment 4th April
      Reference - Vasan Suddha Thiruganitha Panchangam
      (Tamil) year 2011
      Page-40 Tamil month Margazhi
      Malayalam month Dhanush
      Date-8 Day Saturday
      How come this difference. Ofcourse the date is not important.The life he led as a true devotee and as sevak and as minister and dhoot are to be cherished and followed.

    2. Dear Friend,

      The confusion occured because the date of Hanuman Jayanti varies in different regions.

      The date you provided is correct according to Tamil Panchangam. In Tamilnadu, Hanuman Jayanti is observed in Margazhi month (December - January).

      While in Andhra Pradesh, the date is on 15th May 2012.

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