Papmochani Ekadashi Vrat Tuesday 13th March 2018
Papmochani Ekadashi Parana:
On 14th, Parana Time = 6:36 AM to 8:57 AM
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment = 3:45 PM
Ekadashi Tithi Starts = 11:13 AM on 12-March-2018
Ekadashi Tithi Ends = 1:41 PM on 13-March-2018
About Papmochani Ekadashi Fasting:
Ekadashi falls in between Holika Dahan and Chaitra Navratri is known as Papmochani Ekadashi. It falls before Ugadi and is the last Ekadashi of the year.
Papmochani Krishna Ekadashi is observed during the month of Chaitra Paksha according to the Purnimant calendar North of India and Krishna Paksha of the month of Phalguna according to the Amavasyant calendar South of India. However, northern India and southern India observe it on the same day. Currently falls in March or April in the English calendar.
Parana means breaking the fast. Ekadashi Parana is made after dawn the day after Ekadashi fast. Parana is necessary Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi finished before dawn. Do not make Parana inside Dwadashi is similar to an offense.
Parana should not be done during Hari Vasara. We must wait until Hari Vasara finishes before breaking the fast. Hari Vasara is the first duration of a quarter of Dwadashi Tithi. The most preferred time to break the fast is Pratahkal. One should avoid breaking the fast during Madhyahna. If for any reason you can not break the fast during Pratahkal, then you have to do after madhyahna.
Sometimes the fasting of Ekadashi is suggested for two consecutive days. It is recommended that Smartha with the family only observe fasting on the first day. The alternative fast of Ekadashi, which is the second, is suggested for Sanyasis, widows and for those who desire Moksha. When alternate Ekadasi fast for proposed Smartha coincides with the fasting day Vaishnava Ekaadashi.
the fasting Ekadashi the two days is suggested for pure and hard followers who seek love and affection for Lord Vishnu.