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.
This page list Ekadashi fasting days for Smarthas
. Vaishnavas should check Vaishnava Ekadashi Fasting
to know Vaishnava fasting days. Vaishnava
fasting day might be one day after of Smartha fasting day.