Ekadashi January 2014 date – Monthly Fasting for Hindu God Vishnu in January 2014


Dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu, Ekadashi Vrat is observed on the eleventh day of a fortnight in a Hindu lunar calendar. Ekadashi dates in January 2014 – January 11 and January 27. The famous Vaikunta Ekadasi in South India especially observed in Tirumala and Srirangam is on January 11, 2014. A fasting from sunrise to next day morning sunrise is generally observed by many Hindus on the day. Some observe the fast from the start time of Ekadasi Tithi and break the fast at the beginning of Dwadasi Tithi.

The January 11, 2014 Ekadashi is known as Putrada Ekadasi in most regions in north and western parts of India.
In Kerala it is the SwargaVathil Ekadasi.
The day is known as Mukkoti Ekadaasi at Bhadarachalam Temple.

The January 27, 2014 Ekadasi is known as Shattila Ekadasi in most regions.

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.

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