Ekadashi, one of the most auspicious days in Hindu culture occurs on the 11th day of the Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha. Ekadashi or “Hair Din” or “Hari Vasara” as it is called was first mentioned in the sacred Skanda and Padma Purana. This day is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and devotees worship the lord with sacred chants and mantras.
The Significance of Ekadashi Fast/Vrat
In spiritual terms, the eleven senses of the body, which constitute the mind, the action organs, and the sense organs are symbolized with Ekadashi. Devotees observe fast on this day and believe that it helps them control their eleven senses. During the fast, they only consume a few permitted foods and refrain from eating others. Those who are not aware of the vrat procedure can always book a pandit online who assists you with all the details and also perform the vrat puja.
The preparation for the Ekadashi fast begins on the Dashami day (10th day) and as mentioned, devotees do not consume spices, wheat, cereals, and some specific vegetables. They also narrate the Ekadashi Story during the puja and a few also perform spiritual sermons post-sunset. The fast on this day is observed by the Vaishnavas as well as non-Vaishnavas. As per the tradition, the fast on Ekadashi lasts for 48 hours as it begins on the Ekadashi eve, and continues until the sunrise on the next day of Ekadashi. Ekadashi is also an auspicious day to perform Satyanarayan Katha.
To make preparations and to perform the Vrat or puja it is important to know the correct Ekadashi dates 2022. Mentioned below are the Ekadashi Dates 2022 which are as per the Hindu calendar and Indian time zone, along with the start and end times.
Ekadashi Dates 2022
Ekadashi Dates in January 2022
Shukla Paksha Ekadashi / Pausa Putrada Ekadashi - Start – 12 January 4.49 Pm | End – 13 January 7.33 PM
Krishna Paksha Ekadashi / Shat Tila Ekadashi – Start – 28 January 2.16 AM | End – 28 January 11.36 PM
Ekadashi Dates in February 2022
Shukla Paksha Ekadashi / Jaya Ekadashi – Start – 11 February 1.52 PM | 12 February 4.27 PM
Krishna Paksha Ekadashi – Start – 26 February 1039 AM | End – 27 February 8.13 AM
Ekadashi Dates in March 2022
Shukla Paksha Ekadashi / Amalaki Ekadashi – Start – 13 March 10.22 AM | End – 14 March 12.05 PM
Krishna Paksha Ekadashi / Papamochani Ekadashi – Start – 27 March 6.04 PM | End – 28 March 4.15 PM
Ekadashi Dates in April 2022
Shukla Paksha Ekadashi / Kamada Ekadashi – Start – 12 April 4.30 AM | End – 13 April 5.02 AM
Krishna Paksha Ekadashi / Varuthini Ekadashi – Start – 26 April 1.38 AM | End – 27 April 12.48 AM
Ekadashi Dates in May 2022
Shukla Paksha Ekadashi / Mohini Ekadashi – Start – 11 May 7.31 PM | End – 12 May 6.52 PM
Krishna Paksha Ekadashi / Apara Ekadashi – Start – 25 May 10.32 AM | End – 26 May 10.54 AM
Ekadashi Dates in June 2022
Shukla Paksha Ekadashi / Nirjala Ekadashi – Start – 10 June 7.26 AM | End – 11 June 5.45 AM
Krishna Paksha Ekadashi / Yogini Ekadashi – Start – 23 June 9.41 PM | End – 24 June 11.12 PM
Ekadashi Dates in July 2022
Shukla Paksha Ekadashi / Shayani Ekadashi – Start – 09 July 4.39 PM | End – 10 July 2.14 PM
Krishna Paksha Ekadashi / Kamika Ekadashi – Start – 03 July 11.27 AM | End – 24 July 1.46 PM
Ekadashi Dates in August 2022
Shukla Paksha Ekadashi / Sravana Putrada Ekadashi – Start – 07 August 11.51 PM | End – 08 August 9.00 PM
Krishna Paksha Ekadashi / Aja Ekadashi – Start – 22 August 3.36 AM | End – 23 August 6.07 AM
Ekadashi Dates in September 2022
Shukla Paksha Ekadashi / Vaishnava Parsva Ekadashi – Start – 06 September 5.54 AM | End – 07 September 3.05 AM
Krishna Paksha Ekadashi / Indira Ekadashi – Start – 20 September 9.26 PM | End – 21 September 11.35 PM
Ekadashi Dates in October 2022
Shukla Paksha Ekadashi / Papankusha Ekadashi – Start – 05 October 12.00 PM | End – 06 October 9.40 AM
Krishna Paksha Ekadashi / Rama Ekadashi – Start – 20 October 4.05 PM | End – 21 October 5.23 PM
Ekadashi Dates in November 2022
Shukla Paksha Ekadashi / Prabodhini Ekadashi – Start – 03 November 7.30 PM | End – 04 November 6.08 PM
Krishna Paksha Ekadashi / Utpanna Ekadashi – Start – 19 November 10.30 AM | End – 20 November 10.41 AM
Ekadashi Dates in December 2022
Shukla Paksha Ekadashi / Mokshada Ekadashi – Start – 03 December 5.39 AM | End – 04 December 5.34 AM
Krishna Paksha Ekadashi / Saphala Ekadashi – Start – 19 December 3.32 AM | End – 20 December 2.32 AM
Ekadashi Puja Vidhi
On the Ekadashi, devotees always wake up right close to sunrise and pledge to keep fasting for the day. This is done during the morning prayer performed for Lord Vishnu. Devotees use Holy Basil, panchamrit, fresh flowers, and Ganga water during the morning puja.
Ekadashi fasting can also be observed in two ways, Nirahar and Falahar. Food is consumed after the prayers are offered to Lord Vishnu in the evening. The ritual called Parana Vidhi is performed on the next day i.e., Dwadashi. If you wish to perform the puja as per the Vedic procedures you can always book online puja services at Pujarambh.
Details of Ekadashi Puja
Fasting on the day of Ekadashi not only makes the individual stronger emotionally, but it helps them find mental peace. This is because Lord Vishnu signifies both intelligence and emotional/mental agility. To get the blessings of Mahavishnu, devotees can now perform Ekadashi Puja, and can also book a pandit online at Pujarambh for the same.
The day is also considered auspicious for performing rituals like Annaprashan Sanskar Puja. However, devotees can always get in touch with astrologers for a perfect muhurat to perform special pujas and rituals.
Benefits of Performing Ekadashi Puja
By performing Ekadashi Puja regularly, devotees can
- Manage and face any difficult situation in their life with the blessings of Lord Vishnu
- Stay stable spiritually, and emotionally
- Achieve success in career and education
- Have a blessed family life and enjoy healthy relationships
So, follow the Ekadashi Vrat, and follow the puja vidhaan to stay blessed.