Ekadasi dates Calendar 2018

Select Year      


Ekadashi dates

YearDateMonthDay
201812JanuaryFriday
201827JanuarySaturday
201811FebruarySunday
201826FebruaryMonday
201813MarchTuesday
201827MarchTuesday
201812AprilThursday
201826AprilThursday
201811MayFriday
201825MayFriday
201810JuneSunday
201824JuneSunday
20189JulyMonday
201823JulyMonday
20187AugustTuesday
201822AugustWednesday
20186SeptemberThursday
201820SeptemberThursday
20185OctoberFriday
201820OctoberSaturday
20183NovemberSaturday
201819NovemberMonday
20183DecemberMonday
201818DecemberTuesday


Ekadashi dates January 2018

2018Jan12Friday
2018Jan27Saturday

Ekadashi dates February 2018

2018Feb11Sunday
2018Feb26Monday

Ekadashi dates March 2018

2018Mar13Tuesday
2018Mar27Tuesday

Ekadashi dates April 2018

2018Apr12Thursday
2018Apr26Thursday


Sashti dates May 2018

2018May11Friday
2018May25Friday

Ekadashi dates June 2018

2018Jun10Sunday
2018Jun24Sunday

Ekadashi dates July 2018

2018Jul9Monday
2018Jul23Monday

Ekadashi dates August 2018

2018Aug7Tuesday
2018Aug22Wednesday


Ekadashi dates September 2018

2018Sep6Thursday
2018Sep20Thursday

Ekadashi dates October 2018

2018Oct5Friday
2018Oct20Saturday

Ekadashi dates November 2018

2018Nov3Saturday
2018Nov19Monday

Ekadashi dates December2018

2018Dec3Monday
2018Dec18Tuesday


Sashti dates for Other Years , Click below

Ekadashi dates in Tamil Panchangam Calendar

Ekadeshi is the word derived from sanskrit. In sanskrit, 'Ekadeshi' means eleven. According to Hindu lunar calendar, eleventh day in each of the two lunar phase is called 'Ekadeshi'. Ekadeshi which comes in the bright phase (after new moon day or amavasai) of lunar phase is 'Sukhla Paksha Ekadeshi'. Ekadeshi which comes in the dark phase (after full moon day or pournami) of lunar phase is 'Krishna Paksha Ekadeshi'.

Hindu devotees especially vaishnavas believe ekadeshi is very auspicious day. Some devotees undergo fasting on this day even without drinking water. Some devotees who cannot be able undergo fasting for the whole day can eat once a day. Devotee who fast on this day will get rid of all sins. People who undergo fasting, perform poojas and other rituals will attract the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

Though ekadeshi comes in every lunar month, some ekadeshi is considered to be very important. To name a few, ekadeshi that comes in the month of (of Hindu calendar) Aavani, Ippasi and Margazhi.
The ekadeshi that comes in the Krishna Paksha phase of Aavani (August/September) is called as 'Kamika Ekadeshi'. People worship Lord Vishnu on this day by putting garland made of tulsi is religiously significant.
The ekadeshi that comes in the sukhla paksha phase of Ippasi month (October/November) is called as 'Papankusha Ekadeshi'.

The ekadeshi that comes in the sukhla paksha phase of margazhi month (December/January) is called as 'Vaikuntha Ekadeshi'. People undergo fasting, chanting hymns and do prayers. The northern gate which is called is 'Paramapada Vasal' (which is believed to be vaikuntha vasal or vaikuntha gate) will be opened on this day. This gate is opened only once in a year. Vaishnavas believe that one who goes through this gate, will go to vaikundam. People worship Lord Vishnu, undergo fast and chanting prayers on this day will be relieved from all sins.