Ashadhi Ekadasi, or Ashada Devasayani Ekadashi, is observed during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Ashada Month (June – July). In 2011, the date of Ashadhi Ekadasi is July 11. Pandarpur Yatra culminates on Ashadi Ekadasi and is of great importance in Maharashtra. The day is of a great significance at the Lord Vithal Temple in Pandarpur.The Palaki of Tukaram Maharaj from Dehu, Palki of Sant Jnaneshwar from Alandi and numerous other Palaki (Palanquin) carrying the silver Padukas of various saints arrives at Lord Vithal Temple in Pandarpur on
Ashadi Ekadasi after a 21-day journey. Lord Vithal is an incarnation of Lord Krishna and is a popular deity in Marathi culture.
The day is also of great importance in several other places. Thousands of devotees also take a holy dip in Godavari River on the day and pay obeisance to Lord Rama at Kala Ram temple. This Ekadasi is popularly known as Devshayani Ekadasi.Ashada Maas is the fourth month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Ashada Mahina 2011 is from July 2 to July 30. The most auspicious days in the month include Ashadi Ekadasi, Pandarpur Yatra and
Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is in Ashada Mahina is on July 18 – Moonrise is at 9:21 PM – Indian standard time.Ashada Mahina Shukla Paksha and Krishna PakshaAshada Mahina Marathi calendar 2011 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from July 2 to July 15, 2011.Ashada Maas 2011 Marathi calendar Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from July 16 to July 30, 2011.
Purnima in Marathi Ashada Mahina
Ashada Pournima or Full moon day is on July 15, 2011. The Purnima begins at 12:44 PM on July 14 and ends at morning 12:09 PM on July 15. Guru Purnima Vrat and Vyasa Puja are observed on July 15. Shirdi Utsav is also held on the day.
Amavasi in Marathi Ashada Mahina
Ashada Amavasya or No moon day is on July 30. The Amavasi begins at 2:04 AM on July 30 and ends at 12:10 AM on July 31.
Ashada Mahina EkadasiAshadi Ekadasi, Dev Shayani Ekadasi, Pandarpur Yatra – July 11.Kamika Ekadasi – July 26Ashada Mahina PradoshPradosh – July 12Shani Pradosh – August 28
The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Ashada
Mahina 2011 are:
Kumar Sashti – July 6
Viwaswat Saptami – July 7
Pandarpur Yatra – July 1
Chaturmas Starts – July 1
Vaman Puja – July 12
Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Festival starts – July 14 and ends on July 16
Please note that Ashada month 2011 in traditional Hindu calendar followed
in North India is from June 16 to July 15.
Ashada Month in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is similar to the
Next month in Marathi calendar is the Shravan Month.