Ekadashi 2022 Dates: Vrat, Katha, Fasting Rules and Its Importance

What is Ekadashi? 

Ekadashi is the 11th day of the full-moon and new-moon lunar cycles. The day also has spiritual significance, since it represents our body's 11 senses – mind, five action organs, and five sense organs. Hence, it is auspicious to fast on this day to reign in your sense organs to have a healthy mind and body.

Ekadashi is also associated with the worship of Lord Vishnu, who is the protector of all realms. Fasting on this day with his name on lips is said to bring one closer to attaining moksha.

There also exists a scientific reason behind fasting on Ekadashi. Our body transforms every mandala that spans across 48 days. During the process, sages and seers opine that fasting for a minimum of three days with a regular interval between each fasting is a sure-shot way of staying in good health.

Ekadashi caters specifically to this rule. There are three Ekadashi's that occur in a Mandala. Fasting on Ekadashi makes it easier for individuals to keep track without worrying about mandalas and the other intricate details, which is again a blog for another day. 

Types of Ekadashi

We have 24 Ekadashi's in a year, according to the lunar calendar. Each Ekadashi is unique, and depending on the season, different fasting rule applies to each. Few of them are:

  • Putrada Ekadashi: Occurring mostly in January, for those wanting to conceive, this is the most auspicious day to go one fasting to seek blessings from Lord Vishnu for a progeny.
  • Satilla Ekadashi: During this Ekadashi people, donate and receive 'Til' or sesame seeds, and other food items. Hence, the name. Offering guava, pumpkin, and coconut to god is auspicious on this day.
  • Amalaki Ekadashi: Amla, or the gooseberry, is one of Lord Vishnu's most favorite fruit. On this day, people consume Amla's food, worship the amla tree, and donate Amla for the general well-being.
  • Papamochini Ekadashi: During the month of Chaitra, people celebrate Papamochini Ekadashi. Fasting on the day gets rid of one of all their sins.
  • Varuthini Ekadashi: Observing fasting on this day is the equivalent of performing penance for ten thousand years. It is auspicious to offer anna daana to Brahmins.
  • Nirjala Ekadashi: The toughest Ekadashi of all, Nirjala Ekadashi, says devotee can have only a single drop of water during the entire fasting hours. For those who cannot follow this, only one meal is allowed per day.
  • Aja Ekadashi: Fasting on Aja Ekadashi destroys the sins of seven previous births. Corriander seeds with grains are offered to the lord during worship. Ancient scriptures forbid people from having betel leaves and areca nut on this day.
  • Mokshada or Vaikunta Ekadashi: Fasting on this auspicious day and chanting Lord Vishnu's name helps one attain moksha.

Ekadashi Vrat

Ekadashi Vrat is auspicious and is one the most spiritual and scientific way of keeping your senses active. Millions of people across the globe follow fasting for various religious and health benefits. Anyone, women, men, and even children, between the age of eight till eighty, can choose to follow the vrat to attain its benefits.

Ekadashi Fasting & Customs

Do's

  • If you cannot follow Nirjal Ekadashi, you can consume non-grains food like water, milk, fruits, cooked or raw vegetables, nuts.
  • Start the fast with the sunrise after reciting Vishnu mantra – Om Namo Bhagavathe Vasudevaya, as a dedication to Vishnu.
  • Indulge in charitable activities and focus on spreading positivity around you.
  • Visit temples and do spend time reading religious scriptures like Bhagavad Geeta to earn good karma.

Dont's

  • Customs dictate that pregnant's, sick, and people who have crossed eighty years should not observe fasting.
  • Do not consume grains, meat, or any tamasic food that includes onion and garlic if you cannot follow nirjal Ekadashi.
  • The fasting should start with the sunrise on Ekadashi and end with the sunrise on the next day.
  • Do not engage in verbal battles, deceit, lying, or any other negative activities.
  • Smoking and Drinking are prohibited during Ekadashi.

Food to Eat on Ekadashi

Ekadashi is a day dedicated to fasting. Certain people who have the stamina will go on water-less fasting from sunrise till next day sunrise. For people who cannot fast without water, they can consume the following food.

  • The first level of fasting is nirjal or without drinking even a drop of water.
  • The second level is consuming only water.
  • If you cannot sustain on water alone, then you are allowed to have milk and fruits.
  • The next option is to have non-grains food items such as boiled vegetables, soups, fruit and vegetable juice, dry fruits, roots, raw vegetable salad, etc. Take care not to consume onion and garlic in any form; in short, avoid all thamasic food.
  • The last option is to consume any of the above three times in a day while avoiding all grains, including rice, wheat, ragi, barley, jowar, etc. and food made of flour of these items like chapati, poori, and others.
  • Avoid consuming any form of meat, hing, mustard seeds, food grains, pulses, and even prasadam containing any or all of the above.

Fasting on Ekadashi loads you with health advantages. Our weel-learned sages did not recommend the custom without rhyme or reason. Start the Ekadashi fasting from this month and share your experience and the benefits with the world around you. 

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Ekadashi Dates & Timings for Every Month – 2022

          Date         

          Day                               Ekadashi Vrat                                    Begin                                  End                                 Hindu Month/ Paksha              
13-01-2022 Thursday Pausha Putrada Ekadashi
Vaikuntha Ekadashi
04:49 PM, Jan 12 07:32 PM, Jan 13 Pausha, Shukla Ekadashi
28-01-2022 Friday Shattila Ekadashi 02:16 AM, Jan 28 11:35 PM, Jan 28 Magha, Krishna Ekadashi
12-02-2022 Saturday Jaya Ekadashi 01:52 PM, Feb 11 04:27 PM, Feb 12 Magha, Shukla Ekadashi
26-02-2022 Saturday Vijaya Ekadashi 10:39 AM, Feb 26 08:12 AM, Feb 27 Phalguna, Krishna Ekadashi
27-02-2022 Sunday Gauna Vijaya Ekadashi
Vaishnava Vijaya Ekadashi
10:39 AM, Feb 26 08:12 AM, Feb 27 Phalguna, Krishna Ekadashi
14-03-2022 Monday Amalaki Ekadashi 10:21 AM, Mar 13 12:05 PM, Mar 14 Phalguna, Shukla Ekadashi
28-03-2022 Monday Papmochani Ekadashi 06:04 PM, Mar 27 04:15 PM, Mar 28 Chaitra, Krishna Ekadashi
12-04-2022 Tuesday Kamada Ekadashi 04:30 AM, Apr 12 05:02 AM, Apr 13 Chaitra, Shukla Ekadashi
26-04-2022 Tuesday Varuthini Ekadashi 01:37 AM, Apr 26 12:47 AM, Apr 27 Vaishakha, Krishna Ekadashi
12-05-2022 Thursday Mohini Ekadashi 07:31 PM, May 11 06:51 PM, May 12 Vaishakha, Shukla Ekadashi
26-05-2022 Thursday Apara Ekadashi 10:32 AM, May 25 10:54 AM, May 26 Jyeshtha, Krishna Ekadashi
10-06-2022 Friday Nirjala Ekadashi 07:25 AM, Jun 10 05:45 AM, Jun 11 Jyeshtha, Shukla Ekadashi
11-06-2022 Saturday Gauna Nirjala Ekadashi
Vaishnava Nirjala Ekadashi
07:25 AM, Jun 10 05:45 AM, Jun 11 Jyeshtha, Shukla Ekadashi
24-06-2022 Friday Yogini Ekadashi 09:41 PM, Jun 23 11:12 PM, Jun 24 Ashadha, Krishna Ekadashi
10-07-2022 Sunday Devshayani Ekadashi 04:39 PM, Jul 09 02:13 PM, Jul 10 Ashadha, Shukla Ekadashi
24-07-2022 Sunday Kamika Ekadashi 11:27 AM, Jul 23 01:45 PM, Jul 24 Shravana, Krishna Ekadashi
08-08-2022 Monday Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 11:50 PM, Aug 07 09:00 PM, Aug 08 Shravana, Shukla Ekadashi
22-08-2022 Monday Aja Ekadashi 03:35 AM, Aug 22 06:06 AM, Aug 23 Bhadrapada, Krishna Ekadashi
23-08-2022 Tuesday Vaishnava Aja Ekadashi 03:35 AM, Aug 22 06:06 AM, Aug 23 Bhadrapada, Krishna Ekadashi
06-09-2022 Tuesday Parsva Ekadashi 05:54 AM, Sep 06 03:04 AM, Sep 07 Bhadrapada, Shukla Ekadashi
07-09-2022 Wednesday Vaishnava Parsva Ekadashi 05:54 AM, Sep 06 03:04 AM, Sep 07 Bhadrapada, Shukla Ekadashi
21-09-2022 Wednesday Indira Ekadashi 09:26 PM, Sep 20 11:34 PM, Sep 21 Ashwina, Krishna Ekadashi
06-10-2022 Thursday Papankusha Ekadashi 12:00 PM, Oct 05 09:40 AM, Oct 06 Ashwina, Shukla Ekadashi
21-10-2022 Friday Rama Ekadashi 04:04 PM, Oct 20 05:22 PM, Oct 21 Kartika, Krishna Ekadashi
04-11-2022 Friday Devutthana Ekadashi 07:30 PM, Nov 03 06:08 PM, Nov 04 Kartika, Shukla Ekadashi
20-11-2022 Sunday Utpanna Ekadashi 10:29 AM, Nov 19 10:41 AM, Nov 20 Margashirsha, Krishna Ekadashi
03-12-2022 Saturday Mokshada Ekadashi 05:39 AM, Dec 03 05:34 AM, Dec 04 Margashirsha, Shukla Ekadashi
04-12-2021 Sunday Vaishnava Mokshada Ekadashi 05:39 AM, Dec 03 05:34 AM, Dec 04 Margashirsha, Shukla Ekadashi
19-12-2021 Monday Saphala Ekadashi 03:32 AM, Dec 19 02:32 AM, Dec 20 Pausha, Krishna Ekadashi

Ekadashi Dates & Timings for Every Month – 2021     

Date Day Type Begins Ends
09-Jan-21 Saturday Saphala Ekadashi 09:40 PM – 8th January  07:17 PM -9th January 
24-Jan-21 Sunday Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 08:56 PM – 23rd January  10:57 PM- 24th January 
07-Feb-21 Sunday Shattila Ekadashi 06:26 AM – 7th February 04:47 AM – 8th February
08-Feb-21 Monday Vaishnava Shattila Ekadashi 06:26 AM – 7th February 04:47 AM – 8th February
23-Feb-21 Tuesday Jaya Ekadashi  05:16 PM  – 22nd February 06:05 PM  – 23rd February
09-Mar-21 Tuesday Vijaya Ekadashi 03:44 PM – 8th March   03:02 PM – 9th March 
25-Mar-21 Thursday Amalaki Ekadashi 10:23 AM – 24th March   09:47 AM – 25th March 
07-April-21 Wednesday Papmochani Ekadashi 02:09 AM – 7th April 02:28 AM – 8th April
23-April-21 Friday Kamada Ekadashi 11:35 PM – 22nd April 09:47 PM – 23rd April
07-May-21 Friday Varuthini Ekadashi  02:10 PM – 6th May  03:32 PM – 7th May 
22-May-21 Saturday Mohini Ekadashi 09:15 AM – 22nd May  06:42 AM – 23rd May 
23-May-21 Sunday Vaishnava Mohini Ekadashi 09:15 AM – 22nd May  06:42 AM – 23rd May 
06-Jun-21 Sunday Apara Ekadashi 04:07 AM – 5th June  06:19 AM – 6th June 
21-Jun-21 Monday Nirjala Ekadashi 04:21 PM – 20th June 01:31 PM – 21st June
05-Jul-21 Monday Yogini Ekadashi 07:55 PM – 4th June  10:30 PM – 5th July 
20-Jul-21 Tuesday Devshayani Ekadashi 09:59 PM – 19th July  07:17 PM – 20th July 
04-Aug-21 Wednesday Kamika Ekadashi 12:59 PM – 3rd August  03:17 – 4th August 
18-Aug-21 Wednesday Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 03:20 AM – 18th August  01:05 AM – 19th August 
03-Sep-21 Friday Aja Ekadashi 06:21 AM – 2nd September 07:44 AM – 3rd September
17-Sep-21 Friday Parsva Ekadashi 09:36 AM – 16th September 08:07 AM – 17th September
02-Oct-21 Saturday Indira Ekadashi  11:03 PM – 1st October 11:10 PM – 2nd October
16-Oct-21 Saturday Papankusha Ekadashi  06:02 PM – 15th October 05:37 PM – 16th October
01-Nov-21 Monday Rama Ekadashi 02:27 PM- 31st October 01:21 PM – 1st November
15-Nov-21 Monday Devutthana Ekadashi 05:48 AM – 14th November 06:39 AM – 15th November
30-Nov-21 Tuesday Utpanna Ekadashi 04:13 AM – 30th November 02:13 AM- 1st December
14-Dec-21 Tuesday Mokshada Ekadashi 09:32 PM – 13th December  11:35 PM – 14th December
25-Dec-21 Thursday Saphala Ekadashi  04:12 PM- 29th December 01:40 PM – 30th December

 

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