Get ready to unlock the power of spiritual transformation with the much-awaited Padmini Ekadashi – a rare and auspicious occasion that occurs only once every three years during the Adhik Month or Purushottam Month in the Hindu calendar. 

What’s the Buzz about Padmini Ekadashi?

Padmini Ekadashi, also known as Kamala Ekadashi, is a highly significant fasting day that falls on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the moon) during the Adhik Month. This extra lunar month comes around every three years, making this Ekadashi even more special and eagerly awaited by the faithful.

Padmini Ekadashi Timings 

New York, USA
Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 05:21 AM on Jul 28, 2023
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 03:35 AM on Jul 29, 2023

London, UK
Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 10:21 AM on Jul 28, 2023
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 08:35 AM on Jul 29, 2023

New Delhi, India
Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 02:51 PM on Jul 28, 2023
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 01:05 PM on Jul 29, 2023

Use the Cosmic Insights app to check your local timings.

The Key to Spiritual Purification

This celestial event is not to be taken lightly, as it presents a golden opportunity for the purification of our minds, bodies, and souls. Devotees believe that observing the Padmini Ekadashi fast can lead to the forgiveness of sins and yield fruitful results for all acts of devotion, be it yajna, fasting, or meditation (tapasya).

The Forgiveness Prayer

One of the central themes of Padmini Ekadashi is forgiveness. It’s a day to reflect on our past actions, seek forgiveness for our shortcomings, and begin anew with a cleansed soul. By sincerely reaching out to the divine with humility and devotion, we invite the blessings of Lord Vishnu, who is believed to bestow his divine mercy and compassion upon us.

You can chant the forgiveness prayer with utmost sincerity and devotion.This ancient Sanskrit verse holds the key to releasing ourselves from the burdens of past mistakes and seeking divine forgiveness with a humble heart.

Kayena vacha manasendriyairva
Buddhyatmana va prakriteh svabhavat
Karomi yadyat sakalam parasmai
Narayanayeti samarpayami


“Whatever actions I perform with my body, speech, mind, senses, intellect, or innate nature, I offer them all to Lord Narayana (another name for Lord Vishnu).”

Padmini Ekadashi Rituals

  1. Vishnu Sahasranama Chanting: Honor Lord Vishnu by chanting or listening to the Vishnu Sahasranama, the thousand names of the Almighty, to invoke his blessings.
  2. Ekadashi Fasting: Observe a simple and devoted Ekadashi fast to cleanse your body and soul.
  3. Ghee Lamp Offering: Light a ghee lamp and offer it with utmost reverence to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Mahalakshmi.
  4. Sacred Tulsi: Express your love and devotion by offering tulsi leaves, considered sacred in Hindu tradition, to Lord Vishnu.
  5. Chant the Om Namo Narayanaya Mantra: Utter the powerful mantra “Om Namo Narayanaya” 108 times, immersing yourself in its divine vibrations.
  6. Acts of Charity: Share the blessings of this auspicious day by donating clothes to priests or holy men or people who spread goodness and joy.

Padmini Ekadashi is the grand celebration of faith, purity, and devotion that occurs once in three years. Don’t miss this chance to enrich your spiritual journey and experience the divine grace of Lord Vishnu.

Jai Guru Dev! 🙏