Rama Ekadashi falls on ekadashi during the Hindu month of Kartik and Rama Ekadashi vrat is one of the important ekdashi fasts people observe in Hindu culture. This year Rama Ekadashi 2017 falls on October 15 (Sunday). The Rama Ekadashi usually falls four days before the Diwali. It is also known as Kartik Krishna Ekadashi. On this day devotees of Vishnu observe a fast. It is said that those who fast on the auspicious occasion of Rama Ekadashi can wash away their sins. Devotees wake up early on this day, take a holy dip in water body, prepare bhog for their deity and then offer it during aarti. After observing the fast for the whole day, devotees break the fast after sunrise on the next day, Breaking the fast is known as Parana. Here is the muhurat, tithi, parana time for Rama Ekadashi Vrat 2017.
Ekadashi Tithi Begins = 04:33 on October 15, 2017
Ekadashi Tithi Ends = 03:35 on October 16, 2017
Parana Time = 13:09 to 15:26
On Parana Day Hari Vasara End Moment = 09:25
The devotees should break their fast during Hari Vasara and should be avoided during Madhyahna. At times Ekadashi fasting is done two consecutive days. The alternate Ekadashi fasting is observed by mostly sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha.
Ekadashi fasting is done by devotees who seek for love and affection of Lord Vishnu, they observe vigil throughout the night, offer prayers and also read the holy scripture Bhagavad Gita. Keep checking this space for more details and information about different festivities and auspicious events