Ekadasi Fasting is dedicated to Srihari Vishnu. Ekadashi November 2016 dates are November 11 (Nov 10 Smarta) and November 25. The Ekadasi on November 11, 2016 is of great importance as it marks the end of the Chaturmasa Vrata, the Tulsi Vrata begins on the day, Pandarpur Kartik Ekadasi yatra is also observed on the day.
The Ekadashi on November 11, 2016 is known as Prabodini Ekadasi. The Ekadasi on November 11 is the Kartik Ekadasi and it is also known as Dev Uthani Ekadashi. Prabodini Ekadasi is also the last Ekadasi in a cycle of Ekadasi fasting. Devutthi Agyaras is observed in Gujarat. The famous Girnar Parikrama also begins on the day in Gujarat. Smarta Tradition will be observing it on November 10.
The Ekadashi on November 25, 2016 is known as Utpanna Ekadasi and it is from this Ekadasi most people begin the next cycle of Ekadasi Fasting.
It is also known as Kaisika Ekadasi
Pancuka in Orissa begins on November 11. Bhishma Panchak Vrat begins in South India on the day.