Amalaka Ekadashi or Amalaki Ekadashi is a Hindu sacred day, celebrated on the eleventh day (Ekadashi) of the waxing moon, in the lunar month of Phalgun(February–March). It is a festival of the amalaka or amla tree (Phyllanthus emblica), known as the Indian gooseberry. The god Vishnu, for whom ekadashis are consecrated, is accepted to dwell in the tree. The amla tree is ceremonially worshiped on this day to get the beauty of the divinity. The day denote the start of the principle festivities of the celebration of Holi, the Hindu celebration of hues.