Ekadashi Shraddha / Indira Ekadashi is a one of the auspicious fasting days of Hindus that falls on the ‘ekadashi’ (11th day) of the Krishna Paksha (the wanning phase of moon) during the Hindu month of ‘Ashwin’. This corresponds to the month of September to October according to the Gregorian calendar. As Indira Ekadashi falls in Pitru Paksha, the fortnight dedicated to ancestors, it is also referred as ‘Ekadashi Shradh’. The main objective of this ekadashi vrat is to give salvation to the forefathers or dead ancestors so that they do not have to go through hell. Hindus observe the Indira Ekadashi fast to seek forgiveness of the wrong deeds of the past. Indira Ekadashi fast is observed by staunch devotees of Lord Vishnu who seek His love and affection.