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Ekadashi April 2017 date – Ekadasi Monthly Fasting for Vishnu in April 2017

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 2017 – April 7 and April 22/23. 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 7, 2017 Ekadasi is known as Kamada Ekadashi Vrat.

The April 22/23 Ekadasi is known as Varuthuni Ekadasi Vrat.

The Ekadasi will be observed in most regions on April 23. Smarta tradition will observe it on April 22, 2017.

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.