Pausha Putrada Ekadashi on Thursday, January 17, 2019
On 18th Jan, Parana Time – 07:19 AM to 09:24 AM
On Parana Day Dwadashi End Moment – 08:22 PM
Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 12:03 AM on Jan 17, 2019
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 10:34 PM on Jan 17, 2019
Parana suggests that breaking the fast. Ekadashi Parana is finished after sunrise on next day of Ekadashi fast. It’s necessary to do Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise. Not doing Parana within Dwadashi is comparable to an offence.
Parana shouldn’t be done during Hari Vasara. One should wait for Hari Vasara to get over before breaking the fast. Hari Vasara is 1st 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 isn’t able to break the fast during Pratahkal then one should do it after Madhyahna.
At times Ekadashi fast is recommended on two consecutive days. It’s suggested that Smartha with family should observe fasting on 1st day only. The alternate Ekadashi fasting, which is the second one, is recommended for Sanyasis, widows and for people who wish Moksha. Once alternate Ekadashi fasting is suggested for Smartha it coincides with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day.
Ekadashi fasting on both days is recommended for staunch devotees who search for love and affection of Lord Vishnu.