Ekadashi is considered a very auspicious day in Hinduism and observed by partial fasting. The eleventh lunar day each of the two lunar phases (Krishna Paksha and Sukla Paksha) is called Ekadashi. According to the Hindu lunar calendar; 25 Ekadashi will be observed this year. Here is a list of all the Ekadashi dates(Ekadashi calendar) of 2020.
Ekadashi Calendar 2020
All 25 Ekadashi dates with names for Ekadashi vrats 2020.
|Monday, 06 January||Pausha Shukla Paksha||Paush Putrada Ekadashi|
|Monday, 20 January||Magha Krishna Paksha||Shattila Ekadashi|
|Wednesday, 05 February||Magha Shukla Paksha||Jaya Ekadashi|
|Wednesday, 19 February||Phalguna Krishna Paksha||Vijaya Ekadashi|
|Friday, 06 March||Phalguna Shukla Paksha||Amalaki Ekadashi|
|Thursday, 19 March||Chaitra Krishna Paksha||Papamochani Ekadashi|
|Saturday, 4 April||Chaitra Shukla Paksha||Kamada Ekadashi|
|Saturday, 18 April||Vaishakha Krishna Paksha||Varuthini Ekadashi|
|Sunday, 03 May||Vaishakha Shukla Paksha||Mohini Ekadashi|
|Monday, 18 May||Jyestha Krishna Paksha||Apara Ekadashi|
|Tuesday, 02 June||Jyestha Shukla Paksha||Nirjala Ekadashi|
|Wednesday, 17 June||Ashadha Krishna Paksha||Yogini Ekadashi|
|Wednesday, 01 July||Ashadha Shukla Paksha||Devshayani Ekadashi|
|Thursday, 16 July||Shravana Krishna Paksha||Kamika Ekadashi|
|Thursday, 30 July||Shravana Shukla Paksha||Sravana Putrada Ekadashi|
|Saturday, 15 August||Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha||Aja Ekadashi|
|Saturday, 29 August||Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha||Parsva Ekadashi|
|Sunday, 13 September||Ashwina Krishna Paksha||Indira Ekadashi|
|Sunday, 27 September||Ashwina (Adhik) Shukla Paksha||Padmini Ekadashi|
|Tuesday, 13 October||Ashwina (Adhik) Krishna Paksha||Parama Ekadashi|
|Tuesday, 27 October||Ashwina Shukla Paksha||Papankusha Ekadashi|
|Wednesday, 11 November||Kartika Krishna Paksha||Rama Ekadashi|
|Wednesday, 25 November||Kartika Shukla Paksha||Devutthana Ekadashi|
|Friday, 11 December||Margashirsha Krishna Paksha||Utpanna Ekadashi|
|Friday, 25 December||Margashirsha Shukla Paksha||Mokshada Ekadashi|
Significance of Ekadashi
Ekadashi Vrat is also known as Hari Vasar. This fast is celebrated by both Vaishnava and non-Vaishnav communities. On Ekadashi fast, offering more than Havan, Yagya, Vedic Karma-kand also gives more results. It is said that by observing this fast, our ancestors or fathers attain heaven. The Skanda Purana also mentions the importance of Ekadashi fast. If someone observes this fast, then one has to use wheat, spices, and vegetables on Ekadashi.
Rules of Ekadashi Vrat
There are very strict rules for observing Ekadashi fast on these Ekadashi dates. It is said that the people who keep this fast keep fasting on Ekadashi from the sun rising before Ekadashi date till the sun rises the next day. People of any gender and age can keep this fast according to their wishes.
- People observing Ekadashi fast have to follow some important rules on the day of Dashami which is one day before Ekadashi. It is said that from the day of Dashami, devotees should not eat meat-fish, onion, lentils, and honey-like food items.
- Remember that you have to stay away from indulgence in the night, as well as to follow celibacy completely.
- On Ekadashi, you can not use Wooden brush to clean your teeth. Instead of using it, you can chew with lemon, berries or mango leaves and clean your throat with your hands.
- On this day you cannot even break the leaf of the tree.
- Also, after bathing, you should go to the temple (Vishnu Temple).
- Read Ekadashi Vrat Katha.
- Read or hear the Bhagavad Gita is very fruitful.
- Chant ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’ with a sincere and clear mind.
- Worship Lord Vishnu on Ekadashi Days.
- You can donate according to your wishes.
The next day of Ekadashi is considered as Dwadashi. Nothing happens in Dwadashi Dashami and it is the same as in other days. It is said that on this day, Lord Vishnu is worshiped by taking a bath early in the morning, along with it, complete this fast by eating food as usual. It is said that it is good to give sweets and Dakshina etc. to Brahmins. Just remember that devotees should complete this fast before coming to Trayodashi. On this day try to follow the rules of Ekadashi fast and there should not be any mistake in this also.