1. Varuthini Ekadasi: Varuthini Ekadasi falls on the 11th tithi of Krishna Paksha in the masa of Vaishakh (April/May). Vamana incarnation (avatar) is worshiped on this day. Varuthini means protection; therefore, observing fast on this day will protect the devotee from any misfortunes, and his life will be accompanied by good luck and prosperity.
2. Mohini Ekadasi: Mohini Ekadasi falls on the 11th tithi of Sukla Paksha of Vaishakh masa. Observing fasting on this Ekadasi can wash away all sins of his current and past life. Mohini is the female embodiment of Lord Vishnu; it is believed Lord Vishnu took this form on this day. Sri Rama Sahita Satyanarayana Vratam is performed.
3. Apara Ekadasi: Apara Ekadasi falls on the 11th tithi of Krishna Paksha of Jyeshtha masa (May and June). Also known as Achala Ekadasi, fasting on this day is believed to free devotees of all accumulated sins. Complete abstinence from food and worldly form of pleasures on this day would help a person receive unlimited wealth.
4. Nirjala Ekadasi: Nirjala Ekadasi falls on the 11th tithi of Sukla Paksha of the masa of Jyeshtha masa. The day is commemorated as Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi in honor of the five Pandava brothers. Nirjala Ekadasi Vrata has fasting rules without water, so abstinence from food and water is necessary to complete this fast. It is regarded as the most rigorous and significant of all Ekadasi.
5. Yogini Ekadasi:Yogini Ekadasi falls on the 11th day of Krishna paksha of Ashadha masa (June and July). Desisting food on this day and worshiping Lord Vishnu with pure heart and dedication will wash away all your sins and allow you to avoid any diseases and other health problems in the future.
6. Padma/Devshayani Ekadasi: Padma, Devpodhi, Devshayani, or Maha Ekadasi is observed on the 11th day of Sukla Paksha of the Ashadha masa. After fulfilling his worldly duties, Lord Vishnu began his Sleep on his Shesha Naga in the milky cosmic ocean for four months. The day is also referred to as Hari Shayani Ekadasi. He wakes up on the day of Prabodhini Ekadasi. Thus, the four months are also called Chaturmasa.
7. Kamika Ekadasi: Kamika / Krishna Ekadasi, falls on the 11th tithi of Krishna Paksha of Sravana masa (July and August). The Krishna incarnation of Lord Vishnu is worshiped on this day to destroy all sins and achieve Moksha (ultimate liberation from the cycle of birth and death). Fasting on this day frees the devotee from Pitru Dosha (curse of ancestors).
8. Sravana Putrada Ekadasi: The sacred day falls on the Sukla paksha of Sravana masa. Fasting on this day allows spouses to conceive a long-awaited child if there are problems.
9. Parivartini, Vamana or Parsva Ekadasi: Also known as Pavitra Ekadasi, the day falls on the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada masa. It is believed that Lord Vishnu, during his sleep, changed his position from left to right, so the name Parsva Parivartini Ekadasi. Devotees who fast on this day are endowed with eternal happiness and longevity.
10. Ananda/ Aja Ekadasi:Ananda or Aja Ekadasi falls on the 11th tithi of Sukla Paksha of Bhadrapada masa (August and September). Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped on this day to receive blessings. Fasting on this day will shower the devotee with unlimited wealth, prosperity, and happiness.
11. Indira Ekadasi:Indira Ekadasi falls on the 11th tithi of Krishna Paksha Aswija masa (September and October). The day also coincides with Pitru Paksha (16 days period dedicated to Shradha: a ceremony to honor deceased ancestors). Thus, fasting on this day helps your deceased ancestors’ souls to enter the heavenly worlds. It also helps to wash away your past sins.
12. Papankusha Ekadasi: Papankusha Ekadasi falls on the 11th tithi of Sukla Paksha of Ashwin masa. This day is dedicated to Lord Padmanabha (another form of Lord Vishnu). Fasting on this day will bless the devotees with excellent health and everything he does not wish for.
13. Rama Ekadasi:Rama Ekadasi falls on the 11th tithi of Krishna Paksha of Karthika masa (October and November). The day falls before Dipavali, and it is believed that followers who observe fast on this holy day will be bestowed with immense wealth, happiness, and sin-free life.
14. Devathuna Ekadasi: Haribodhini Ekadasi or Devauthana Ekadasi falls on the 11th day of Sukla paksha of Karthika masa. The day is observed with greatest zeal as the sacred wedding ceremony of the Tulasi mata and Damodara is celebrated. It also marks Chaturmasa Deeksha's end and Lord Vishnu's awakening after his four-month-long sleep.
15. Utapanna Ekadasi: Utpanna Ekadasi, also known as Uttpatti Ekadasi, falls on the 11th tithi of Krishna Paksha of Margasiram (November and December). The day symbolizes the victory of Lord Krishna over Murasura and the birth of Ekadasi’s Mother. Devotees who want to begin their Ekadasi fast should start from this day.
16. Mokshada/Mukkoti/Vaikuntha Ekadasi: Mokshada Ekadasi falls on the 11th day of Sukla Paksha of Margasira masa. As the name implies, observing fast on this day helps the devotee to obtain Moksha and the opportunity to reside permanently on Vaikuntha (Holy abode of Lord Vishnu).
17. Saphala Ekadasi: Saphala Ekadasi falls on the 11th day of Krishna Paksha of Pushya masa (December and January). Those who sincerely fast on this day are believed to be freed from sins and blessed with a happy life. Saphala means Success; thus, observing fast on this day helps achieve a successful and happy life in all its manifestations.
18. Paushya Putrada Ekadasi: Putrada Ekadasi falls on the 11th day of Sukla paksha of Pushya masa. Putrada means giving birth to sons, so those couples who intend to give birth to a boy worship Sri Narayan with the greatest ardor to receive a son with the qualities of Lord Vishnu.
19. Shatilla Ekadasi: Shattila Ekadasi is observed on the 11th day of Krishna Paksha of the Magha masa (January and February). The day is also known as Magha Krishna Ekadasi, or Tila Ekadasi. Shat means six, and Tila means sesame seeds, so the devotees observing fast on this Ekadasi should offer sesame seeds and water to Lord Vishnu and sesame seeds to their ancestors.
20. Jaya Ekadasi: Jaya Ekadasi fast is observed on the 11th tithi of Sukla Paksha of Magha masa. Jaya Ekadasi helps the fasting observers to gain awareness of eternal spiritual bliss. It helps realize the temporality of worldly pleasures and seek real happiness by serving all living things (plants, animals, and human beings).
21. Vijaya Ekadasi: Vijaya Ekadasi falls on the 11th tithi of Krishna Paksha of Phalguna masa (February and March). The eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu, is worshiped on this day. It is said that Lord Rama fasted for the first time on this Ekadasi. Fasting helps the person to accumulate good deeds and achieve Moksha.
22. Amalaki Ekadasi:Amalaki Ekadasi falls on the 11th tithi of Sukla Paksha of Phalguna masa, characterized by devotees offering honor to Amala (Indian Gooseberry) which is regarded as the residence of Lord Vishnu. The sacred day of Amla Ekadasi also marks the beginning of the colorful festival of Holi.
23. Kamada Ekadasi: Kamada Ekadasi is observed on the 11th day of Sukla Paksha of Chaitra masa. Kamada means fulfillment of all your desires and dreams. This day is celebrated with the greatest austerity and devotion.
24. Papmochani Ekadasi: Papmochani Ekadasi falls on the 11th tithi of Krishna Paksha of Chaitra masa (March and April). It is the last day of all 24 Ekadasi and falls between Holi Festival and Chaitra Navami or Rama Navami. Papa means sins, and Mochani means liberation, so it is the auspicious day to get rid of all your sins and abstain from evil deeds.
Sukla Paksha / krishna Paksha Ekadasi - Sri Satyanarayana Vratam
It is considered auspicious to perform Satyanarayana vratam and observed fasting. Ekadasi comes on every 11th Tithi in our calendar. There are two Ekadashi in a month, one during Sukla Paksha and another during Krishna Paksha. Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe Ekadashi fasting or perform vratam to seek His blessings.
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