Rama Ekadashi~रमा एकादशी in year 2019 will be celebrated on Thursday, 24th October 2019 .
The Sanskrit word Ekadashi implies eleven and according to the Hindu schedule Ekadashi is the thithi of the eleventh day of a Paksha. The eleventh day of the winding down period of the moon in the month of Ashwayuja or the Ashwayuja Krishna Paksha Ekadashi according to the lunar Calendar is seen as Rama Ekadashi. According to the North Indian Calendar Rama Ekadashi is seen on the Krishna Paksha of Karthika Masa.
Rama Ekadashi is one of the important ekadashi fasts that are observed in the Hindu culture. It falls on the ekadashi of the Krishna Paksha (the dark fortnight of moon) during the Hindu month of Kartik. This date falls between the months of September to October in the English calendar. While Rama Ekadashi is observed in the month of Kartik according to the North Indian calendar, it falls in the month of Puratassi as per the Tamilian calendar. Besides in states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra it occurs during the Ashwayuj month and is even observed in the month of Ashwin in some parts of the country. Rama Ekadashi falls four days before the celebrations of Diwali, the festival of lights. This ekadashi is also referred as Rambha Ekadashi or Kartik Krishna Ekadashi. It is a popular conviction that Hindu devotees can wash away their sins by keeping a sacred fast on this day.
Rama Ekadashi is considered to be a sacrosanct day for the aficionados of Lord Vishnu. Fans watch an Ekadashi Vrat to look for the favors of Lord Vishnu. Watching the Rama Ekadashi Vrat would help one to dispose of every last one of sins submitted and would likewise help him to get salvation.