Rama Ekadashi


A significant day to absolve all the sins committed, Rama Ekadashi falls in the month of Kartik during the waning phase of the moon (Krishna Paksha). This date corresponds in the month of September or October in the Gregorian calendar. 

While Rama Ekadashi occurs in the Kartik month as per the traditional North Indian calendar, this Ekadashi occurs in the Puratassi month in the Tamilian calendar. Furthermore, it falls on Ashwayuj Krishna Paksha Ekadasi according to the Gujarati, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka calendars while it takes place in the Ashwin month in other regions of the country. 

Devotees of this Ekadashi believe that their sins and evil deeds can be washed away by observing a vrat on this day. Rama Ekadashi has an interesting tale to narrate regarding its observance. Check it out in the lines below and also find out how to observe the vrat.