Ekādaśī

is the eleventh day of the waxing or waning moon. Śuddha Ekādaśī means that the whole eleventh day of the moon elapses during the period between one sunrise and the next. Viddha Ekādaśī means that the eleventh day of the moon begins on one solar day (sunrise to sunrise) and finishes on the next solar day, that is after sunrise on the next day. In case of viddha Ekādaśī, the observances are made on the Dvādaśī i.e. the twelfth day of the moon

śuddha Ekādaṣī

viddha Ekādaṣī


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