Aja/Ananda Ekadashi; According to Brahmavaivarta Purana there lived an honest, generous and able king named Harishchandra. He was a classic example of a true statesman.one day, he lost his kingdom, his belongings as well as his family. Circumstances compelled him to work at a crematorium. He did his job with utmost devotion but felt shattered from within. one Rishi suggested Harishchandra must observe vrat on Aja Ekadashi to rid himself of the burden of any wrong he may have done in the past or previous births. Harishchandra followed Rishi's advice with sincere devotion. And soon, he reaped the fruits of his service. In the end, he regained his kingdom and also found his lost family.
Shree Krishna: Also known as Parthasarathy, Madhava, Keshava, Madhusudana, Gopal and several other meaningful names, Krishna was born to Devaki on the Ashtami at midnight. Therefore, the puja is performed during Nishita Kaal. Devotees observe a fast on Janmashtami to pay homage to their beloved deity.
Today is Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, which is also known with various names such as Pavitropana Ekadashi and Pavitra Ekadashi. Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is a highly significant occasion in Hinduism. On this day, devotees of Lord Vishnu keep fast and worship him to be blessed with children.
Yogini Ekadashi... fast on this day is said to help you purge all your sins. Many believe that observing Yogini Ekadashi Vrat can also help one transcend to Swarga Lok since Yogini Ekadashi is recognised in all three Lokas. Observing this fast is also said to bring blessings and good karma, equivalent to feeding 88 thousand
Nirjala Ekadashi : It is considered as the most auspicious among all Ekadashi dates as it is said that whoever observes a fast on Nirjala Ekadashi, gets virtue for the entire year.
Apara Ekadashi: devotees of Lord Vishnu shall observe the Apara Ekadashi Vrat today. This vrat is observed to derive Apara or limitless blessings of the almighty. It is also known as Jyestha Krishna Ekadashi. It is believed that by observing Apara Ekadashi vrat with the utmost devotion, all the sins of the person get washed away.
Mohini Ekadashi; According to mythology, Lord Vishnu was given the name 'Mohini' when he had appeared in disguise on this Ekadashi tithi. Since then this day came to be known as Mohini Ekadashi. Hindu devotees observe Ekadashi to seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu for a happy and prosperous life.
Varuthini Ekadashi: Varuthini means armoured or protected, hence, it is believed that the vrat frees devotees from troubles, sorrows, and evil. The importance of Varuthini Ekadashi Vrat is mentioned in Bhavishya Purana. On this day, devotees worship the fifth avatar of Lord Vishnu, Vamana. On this day, devotees chant the Vishnu Sahasranaam, keep fast for 24 hours, and offer food and clothes to the poor.
Kamada Ekadashi : Kamada Ekadashi is believed to fulfil all worldly desires of devotees (Kamada meaning 'fulfilment of desire). According to Hindu rituals, the ultimate aim of human is to attain Moksha (liberation from the vicious cycle of birth, life and death). On this day, the devotees worship Lord Vishnu hoping to seek shelter in Vaikuntha, his heavenly abode, after completing their journey on the Earth.