23 January 2017 (Mon) Fasting on Shat-tila Ekadashi (in Soquel). Krishna Ekadashi. 24 January 2017 (Tue) Paran 07:24–10:41 (in Soquel). Krishna Dvadashi. This Ekadashi occurs during the waning moon in the month of January/February. The glories of Sat-tila Ekadashi is described in Bhavisya Uttara Purana. Once sage Dalbhya asked sage Pulastya, "O, respected brahaman, people are engaged in various sinful activities such as killing brahmins and sense gratification in this mortal world. Please, explain to me how can they be delivered from the helish condition as a result of their sinful activities". Sage Pulastya replied, "O, most fortunate one! One should worship the Supreme Lord in a pure state of mind on the day of Ekadashi which occurs during the waning moon in the month of Januray/February".
6 February 2017 (Mon) Fasting on Bhaimi Ekadashi (in Soquel). Gaura Ekadashi. 7 February 2017 (Tue) Paran 07:13–10:39 (in Soquel). Gaura Dvadashi. The glories of Jaya Ekadashi which occures during the waxing moon in the month of January/February is described in Bhavisya Uttara Purana in the conversation between Lord Krishna and Maharaj Yudhisthira.
21 February 2017 (Tue) Fasting on Vijaya Ekadashi (in Soquel). Krishna Ekadashi. 22 February 2017 (Wed) Paran 11:55–17:49 (in Soquel). Krishna Dvadashi. The glories of this Ekadashi is discribed in Skanda Purana. Once Maharaj Yudhisthira enquired from Shri Krishna, "O, Lord Krishna, please be kind to me and discribe the Ekadashi that occures during the wanning moon in the month of February/March. Lord Krishna replied, "O, King Yudhisthira! I will happily discribe the Ekadashi known as Vijaya Ekadashi to you. By observing the vow of this Ekadashi ones sinful reactions are simultaniously eradicated".
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".
Ekadasi - day austerities or penances regularly observed by those who follow Sanatana Dharma. "Eka" means "one" and "dashi" - means "ten."