Ekadashi is an auspicious day dedicated to worship of Lord Vishnu. In every Hindu lunar month, there are two Ekadashi’s (one is Shukla paksha and one in Krishna paksha). Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe a strict fast on this day.
In Hindu religion, it is believed that one who keeps a fast on Ekadashi day and worship’s Lord Vishnu, gets free from all evils and sins and gets closer to attaining liberation or salvation.
If you are devotee of Lord Vishnu or belonging to Vaishnav sampradaya then i am sure you might be searching for Ekadashi Dates in 2018.
Note : Sometimes in the Calendar you see Ekadashi with two consecutive days. In such cases, the first day may be marked as Smarta Ekadasi and next day marked as Bhagavat Ekadashi, Gauna Ekadashi or Vaishnava Ekadashi.
Smarta Ekadashi observance is based on the rule that Ekadasi should be visible at the time of local sunrise.
Bhagavata, Gauna or Vaishnava, Ekadashi observance is based on the rule that Dasami or the tenth day during a lunar fortnight should have ended before Arunodaya (96 minutes period before sunrise on the Ekadasi or the 11th day in a lunar fortnight).
Ekadashi Calendar 2018 :
|12th January 2018||(Friday)||Shattila Ekadashi|
|27th January 2018||(Saturday)||Jaya Ekadashi|
|28th January 2018||(Sunday)||Gauna Jaya Ekadashi
Vaishnava Jaya Ekadashi
|11th February 2018||(Sunday)||Vijaya Ekadashi|
|26th February 2018||(Monday)||Amalaki Ekadashi|
|13th March 2018||(Tuesday)||Papmochini Ekadashi|
|27th March 2018||(Tuesday)||Kamada Ekadashi|
|12th April 2018||(Thursday)||Varuthini Ekadashi|
|26th April 2018||(Thuesday)||Mohini Ekadashi|
|11th April 2018||(Friday)||Apara Ekadashi|
|25th May 2018||(Friday)||Padmini Ekadashi|
|10th June 2018||(Sunday)||Parama Ekadashi|
|23rd June 2018||(Saturday)||Nirjala Ekadashi|
|9th July 2018||(Monday)||Yogini Ekadashi|
|23rd July 2018||(Monday)||Devshayani Ekadashi|
|7th August 2018||(Tuesday)||Kamika Ekadashi|
|8th August 2018||(Wednesday)||Gauna Kamika Ekadashi
Vaishnava Kamika Ekadashi
|22nd August 2018||(Thursday)||Shravana Putrada Ekadashi|
|6th September 2018||(Thursday)||Aja Ekadashi|
|20th September 2018||(Thursday)||Parsva Ekadashi|
|5th October 2018||(Friday)||Indira Ekadashi|
|20th October 2018||(Saturday)||Papankusha Ekadashi|
|3rd November 2018||(Saturday)||Rama Ekadashi|
|4th November 2018||(Sunday)||Vaishnava Rama Ekadashi|
|19th November 2018||(Monday)||Devutthana Ekadashi|
|3rd December 2018||(Monday)||Utpanna Ekadashi|
|18th December 2018||(Tuesday)||Mokshada Ekadashi|
|19th December 2018||(Wednesday)||Gauna Mokshada Ekadashi
Vaishnava Mokshada Ekadashi
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- In some cases, the dates of Ekadashi for Vaishnav’s are different. We have highlighted such dates in bold.