• Monday 26th Sep 2016
Indira Ekadashi Ekadashi Shraddha
Indira Ekadashi Parana

On 27th, Parana Time = 07:10 to 08:43
On Parana Day Hari Vasara End Moment = 07:10
Ekadashi Tithi Begins = 01:02 on 26/Sep/2016
Ekadashi Tithi Ends = 01:03 on 27/Sep/2016

2016 Indira Ekadashi

Parana means breaking the fast. Ekadashi Parana is done after sunrise on next day of Ekadashi fast. It is necessary to do Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise. Not doing Parana within Dwadashi is similar to an offence.

Parana should not be done during Hari Vasara. One should wait for Hari Vasara to get over before breaking the fast. Hari Vasara is first one fourth duration of Dwadashi Tithi. The most preferred time to break the fast is Pratahkal. One should avoid breaking the fast during Madhyahna. If due to some reasons one is not able to break the fast during Pratahkal then one should do it after Madhyahna.

At times Ekadashi fasting is suggested on two consecutive days. It is advised that Smartha with family should observe fasting on first day only. The alternate Ekadashi fasting, which is the second one, is suggested for Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha. When alternate Ekadashi fasting is suggested for Smartha it coincides with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day. Ekadashi fasting on both days is suggested for staunch devotees who seek for love and affection of Lord Vishnu.

Auspicious Shraddha Timings

Kutup (कुतुप) Muhurat = 11:54 to 12:41
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Rohina (रौहिण) Muhurat = 12:41 to 13:29
Duration = 0 Hours 47 Mins
Aparahna (अपराह्न) Kaal = 13:29 to 15:52
Duration = 2 Hours 22 Mins
Ekadashi Tithi Begins = 01:02 on 26/Sep/2016
Ekadashi Tithi Ends = 01:03 on 27/Sep/2016

2016 Ekadashi Shraddha

Ekadashi Shraddha is done for those deceased family members who died on Ekadashi Tithi, including both Shukla and Krishna Paksha Ekadashi. Ekadashi Shraddha is also known as Gyaras Shraddha.

Pitru Paksha Shraddhas are Parvan Shraddhas(पार्वण श्राद्ध) and auspicious time to perform them is either Kutup Muhurat and Rohina etc. Muhurat after that till Aparahna Kala gets over. Tarpan (तर्पण) is done at the end of the Shraddha.

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