Rama Ekadashi is one of the significant Ekadashi fasts saw in the Hindu culture. It falls on the ‘Ekadashi’ of the Krishna Paksha (the dim fortnight of moon) during the Hindu month of ‘Kartik’. This date falls between the long periods of September to October in the English schedule.
While Rama Ekadashi is seen in the long stretch of Kartik as per the Hindu lunar schedule, it falls in the period of ‘Puratassi’ on Tamil schedule. Other than in conditions of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra it happens during the Ashwayuj or Ashwin month.
Rama Ekadashi 2019 is on October 24, Thursday
Ekadashi tithi timing: October 24, 1:09 am – October 24, 10:18 pm
Tomorrow is Rama Ekadashi
Rama Ekadashi comes after Papankusha Ekadashi and is trailed by Prabodhani Ekadashi
Rama Ekadashi falls four days before the festivals of Diwali, the celebration of lights. This Ekadashi is additionally alluded as ‘Rambha Ekadashi’ or ‘Kartik Krishna Ekadashi’. It is a mainstream conviction that Hindu enthusiasts can wash away their transgressions by keeping a sacrosanct quick on this day.
Customs of Rama Ekadashi:
Fasting is a significant custom upon the arrival of Rama Ekadashi. This ceremonial beginning from ‘Dashami’, a day prior to the genuine Ekadashi. On this day to aficionados shun certain nourishments and devour just ‘saatvik’ dinner once, before dusk. On Ekadashi, they don’t eat by any stretch of the imagination. The finish of the fasting custom called ‘Parana’ happens on the ‘Dwadashi’ tithi. In any event, for those not fasting, expending rice and grains on any Ekadashi is carefully restricted.
Upon the arrival of Rama, Ekadashi fans rise early and scrub down in any water bodies. Ruler Vishnu is venerated with dedication on this day. Organic products, blooms, incense sticks and dhoop to Lord Vishnu. Aficionados set up an exceptional ‘Bhog’ and offer it to their god. An aarti is performed and after that, the ‘Prasad’ is disseminated among the relatives.
‘Rama’ is another name for Goddess Lakshmi. Consequently, on this promising day, lovers additionally offer supplications to Devi Lakshmi alongside Lord Vishnu to look for the gifts of success, wellbeing and satisfaction.
The onlooker of the Rama Ekadashi quick keeps up vigil all as the night progressed. They contribute in the bhajans or kirtans sorted out on this day. Perusing ‘Bhagavad Gita’ on this day is accepted to be propitious.
Important Timings On Rama Ekadashi
|Sunrise||October 24, 2019 6:31 AM|
|Sunset||October 24, 2019 5:50 PM|
|Dwadashi End Moment||October 25, 2019 7:08 PM|
|Ekadashi Tithi Begins||October 24, 2019 1:09 AM|
|Ekadashi Tithi Ends||October 24, 2019 10:18 PM|
|Hari Vasara End Moment||October 25, 2019 3:31 AM|
|Parana Time||October 25, 6:31 AM – October 25, 8:47 AM|
Significance of Rama Ekadashi:
According to the Hindu religious scriptures like ‘Brahma-Vaivarta Purana’, it is believed that one who observes the sacred Rama Ekadashi fast will be freed from all his/her sons, even those that are the same to killing a Brahmin. A person who hears the glories of Rama Ekadashi will attain salvation and reach the supreme abode of Sri Hari Vishnu. It is also believed that the merits of observing Rama Ekadashi are even more than performing 100 Rajasuya Yagyas or 1000 Ashvamedha Yagyas. By worshipping God Vishnu with devotion on the day of Rama Ekadashi, the person will be able to overcome all the obstacles in his/her life and achieve immense success.
Rama Ekadashi festival dates between 2016 & 2026
|2016||Wednesday, 26th of October|
|2017||Sunday, 15th of October|
|2018||Saturday, 3rd of November|
|2019||Thursday, 24th of October|
|2020||Wednesday, 11th of November|
|2021||Monday, 1st of November|
|2022||Friday, 21st of October|
|2023||Thursday, 9th of November|
|2024||Monday, 28th of October|
|2025||Friday, 17th of October|
|2026||Thursday, 5th of November|