27 January 2018 (Sat) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Bhaimi Ekadashi (in Soquel). Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya . 28 January 2018 (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 7:22–10:41 (in Soquel) after worshipping Lord Varahadev. 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.
10 February 2018 (Sat) Krishna Ekadashi. Ekadashi, but no fast in Soquel because tomorrow is fast for Mahadvadashi. 11 February 2018 (Sun) Krishna Dvadashi. Fasting on Vyanjuli Mahadvadashi (in Soquel). 12 February 2018 (Mon) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:08–7:14 (in Soquel). 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".
25 February 2018 (Sun) Gaura Ekadashi. Fasting on Amalaki Ekadashi (in Soquel). 26 February 2018 (Mon) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran 6:54–10:31 (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".
12 March 2018 (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Fasting on Papa Vimochani Ekadashi (in Soquel). 13 March 2018 (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran 7:30–11:21 (in Soquel). 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".
Ekadasi - day austerities or penances regularly observed by those who follow Sanatana Dharma. "Eka" means "one" and "dashi" - means "ten."