Ekadashi April 2016 date – Ekadasi Monthly Fasting for Vishnu in April 2016

Dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu, Ekadashi Vrat is observed on the eleventh day of a fortnight in a Hindu lunar calendar. Ekadashi dates in April 2016 – April 3 and April 17. Fasting from sunrise to next day morning sunrise is generally observed by many Hindus. Some observe the fast from the start time of Ekadasi Tithi and break the fast at the beginning of Dwadasi Tithi.
Hindu God Vishnu on Sesha
 on the Milky Ocean

April 3, 2016 - Ekadasi - Papamochini Ekadasi

April 17, 2016 Ekadasi is known as Kamada Ekadashi Vrat.

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.