8 March 2017 (Wed) Fasting on Amalaki Ekadashi (in Soquel). 9 March 2017 (Thu) Paran 06:35–08:25 (in Soquel). The topics of the glories of Amalaki Ekadashi which occures during the waxing moon in the month of February/March is described in Brahmanda Purana in the conversation between King Mandhata and sage Vasistha. Once King Mandhata asked to the sage Vasistha, "O, most fortunate one, if you are pleased with and merciful to me then kindly discribe to me about a vow by following of which I can attain all auspiciousness". The sage Vasistha replied, "O, King, now I will explained to you about the glories and history of a great vow which awards one all auspiciousness. O, King! The name of this vow is Amalaki Ekadashi. The influence of the piety accumulated by following this Ekadashi certainly distroyes all ones sinful reactions and awards liberation as well as one can attain the result of donating one thousand cows".
23 March 2017 (Thu) Fasting on Papa Vimochani Ekadashi (in Soquel). Krishna Ekadashi. 24 March 2017 (Fri) Paran 07:13–11:13 (in Soquel). Krishna Dvadashi. The glories of Papamocani Ekadashi is discribed in Bhavisottara Purana in the conversation between Lord Krishna and Maharaj Yudhisthira. Once Maharaj Yudhisthira asked Lord Krishna, "My dear Lord Krishna, you have already explained the glories of Amalaki Ekadashi. Now, please, discribe the Ekadashi, which occures during the wanning moon in the month of March/April. What is the name of this Ekadashi? Also discribe to me the proceedure for observing this Ekadashi and its results". Lord Krishna replied, "O best of Kings! The name of this Ekadashi is Papamocani. Now, please hear its glories as I discribe to you. Long, long ago the glories of this Ekadashi was spoken by the Sage Lomasa to King Mandata".
06 April (Thu) Fasting on Kamada Ekadashi (in Soquel). Gaura Ekadashi. 07 April (Fri) Paran 06:51–11:04 (in Soquel). The glories of Kamada Ekadashi is discribed in Varaha Purana in the conversation between Lord Krishna and Maharaj Yudhisthira. Once Maharaj Yudhisthira asked Lord Krishna, the crown of Yadu Dynasty, "O, Lord Vasudeva! Please, accept my humble obeisances. O, my Lord! Please, discribe to me about the Ekadashi that occures during the waxing moon in the month of March/April. Also explain to me the procedure for observing this Ekadashi and what is its benefit?"
Ekadasi - day austerities or penances regularly observed by those who follow Sanatana Dharma. "Eka" means "one" and "dashi" - means "ten."