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Ekadasi Fasting dates in United States in 2012

Ekadasi 2011 dates based on various time zone in United States of America – EST, CST, MST, and PST. Ekadashi is an auspicious day dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu on the eleventh day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. In 2012, there are 24 Ekadasis. Fasting on Ekadasis is considered highly auspicious and is believed to help in washing away the sins committed. Observing Ekadashi is also considered one of the ways to attain Moksha. Here are the Ekadasi dates in 2012.
It is the same date in EST, CST, MST, and PST until unless mentioned.
Ekadashi 2012 in United States
April 16, 2012 – Varuthini Ekadashi May 2, 2012 – Mohini Ekadasi  May 16, 2012 – Apara Ekadashi  (May 15, 2012 in PST) May 31, 2012 – Bhim Ekadasi – Bhima Nirjala Ekadasi  June 14, 2012 – Yogini Ekadasi June 29, 2012 – Devshayani Ekadashi – Sayana Ekadasi - Ashadi Ekadasi July 14, 2012 – Kamika Ekadasi July 29, 2012 - Pavitra Ekadasi – Putrada Ekadashi August 13, 2012 – Aja Ekadasi – Annada Ekadashi August …

Tamil New Year Date and Time in United States in 2012

Tamil New Year, Puthandu, is observed on the first day of Tamil month Chithirai, the first month as per traditional Tamil Calendar. In 2012, Tamil New Year Date in United States as per panchangs and calendars followed in various times zones in US is on April 13.
The USA timings are - Chithirai Masam begins at 08:50 AM on April 13, 2012 Eastern Standard Time in USA begins at 7:50 AM on April 13, 2012 Central Standard Time in USA begins at 6:50 AM on April 13, 2012 Pacific Standard Time in USA begins at 5:50 AM on April 13, 2012 Mountain Standard Time in USA
In India too most calendars have marked Tamil New Year date on April 13.
Related What to do on Tamil New Year?

Today – April 1, 2012 – is Sri Ramnavami

Today – April 1, 2012 – is Sri Ramnavami, the birthday of Bhagavan Sri Ram, and it falls on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Chait or Chaitra (March – April) as per traditional Hindu calendar. Sri Ram, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is known as Maryada Purushottam and he incarnated to annihilate
Ravana and fellow demons and restore dharma.
On the Ramnavami day, Hindus observe an upvaas or fast. A puja is performed in the afternoon as it is believed that Sri Ram was born at noon.
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 1, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 1, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi orthe ninth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the light phase of the moon till 8:53 AM on April 1, 2012. Then onwards it is Dasami Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 4:27 AM on April 1. Then onwards it is Pooyam or Pushya Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ramnavami. Chaitra Navratri ends.
Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navami or ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navami or the ninth day during the light phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa …