Ekadashi October 2014 dates – Monthly Fasting for Hindu God Vishnu in October 2014

Ekadashi fasting, dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu, is observed on the eleventh day of a fortnight in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. There are two Ekadasi in October 2014. The dates of Ekadasi in October 2014 are October 4 and October 19. Note - in Maharashtra and in other western regions and majority of South India the first Ekadasi of the month is marked on October 5.

The Ekadashi on October 4, 2014 (Oct 5 in Western and southern parts of India) is known as Pasankusha Ekadasi. It is also known as Papankusha Ekadashi.

The Ekadasi on October 19, 2014 is known as Rama Ekadasi.

The preparation for Ekadashi fasting begins on the Dasami day – the day before Ekadasi. On the Ekadasi day, devotees observe complete fast. The day is meant for hearing religious discourses and performing pujas.

There are also devotees who do not observe total fast. They avoid grains especially rice and consume fruits, nuts and milk.

The fasting comes to an end on the Dwadashi day with the consuming of food cooked in one’s house.

More on Ekadasi fasting can be found in this article.

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