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2016 Papmochani Ekadashi fasting date for Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India

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2016 Papmochani Ekadashi fasting date for Ujjain, India

Papmochani Ekadashi Vrat

3rd
April 2016
(Sunday)
Papmochani Ekadashi
Papmochani Ekadashi

Papmochani Ekadashi Parana


On 4th, Parana Time = 13:43 to 16:11
On Parana Day Hari Vasara End Moment = 11:00

Alternate Papmochani Ekadashi = 04/04/2016
On 5th, Parana Time for Alternate Ekadashi = 06:18 to 08:47
On Parana Day Dwadashi would be over before Sunrise
Ekadashi Tithi Begins = 07:27 on 3/Apr/2016
Ekadashi Tithi Ends = 05:37 on 4/Apr/2016
Note - 24-hour clock with local time of Ujjain & DST adjusted for all Muhurat timings (if applicable)
2016 Papmochani Ekadashi

Time - Ekadashi which comes between Holika Dahan and Chaitra Navratri is known as Papmochani Ekadashi. It falls before Yugadi and it is the last Ekadashi of the year.

Papmochani Ekadashi is observed during Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month according to North Indian Purnimant calendar and Krishna Paksha of Phalguna month according to South Indian Amavasyant calendar. However both North Indian and South Indian observe it on the same day. Currently it falls in month of March or April in English calendar.

Parana means breaking the fast. Ekadashi Parana is done after sunrise on next day of Ekadashi fast. It is necessary to do Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise. Not doing Parana within Dwadashi is similar to an offence.

Parana should not be done during Hari Vasara. One should wait for Hari Vasara to get over before breaking the fast. Hari Vasara is first one fourth duration of Dwadashi Tithi. The most preferred time to break the fast is Pratahkal. One should avoid breaking the fast during Madhyahna. If due to some reasons one is not able to break the fast during Pratahkal then one should do it after Madhyahna.

At times Ekadashi fasting is suggested on two consecutive days. It is advised that Smartha with family should observe fasting on first day only. The alternate Ekadashi fasting, which is the second one, is suggested for Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha. When alternate Ekadashi fasting is suggested for Smartha it coincides with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day.

Ekadashi fasting on both days is suggested for staunch devotees who seek for love and affection of Lord Vishnu.
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