Bhoumi Ekadashi



Bhoumi Ekadashi is observed in the Shukla Paksha of Magha Month in Orissa during the waxing phase of the moon. Bhoumi Ekadasi is of great significance at the Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri. In 2015, the date of Bhoumi Ekadasi is January 30. This Ekadasi is also observed as Jaya Ekadasi and Bhishma Ekadashi by other Hindu communities.

Special pujas and rituals dedicated to Lord Jaganntah are held on Bhoumi Ekadashi. It is an auspicious day at all Jagannath temples around the world.

Ekadasi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and it falls on the on the eleventh day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. Vishnu devotees fast on the day and some devotees keep vigil during night.

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