Ekadashi fasting is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. It is observed on the Ekadasi tithi - the 11th day in a Hindu lunar calendar. Ekadashi Fasting in July 2011 are on July 11 and July 26. The June 11, 2011 Ekadasi is the famous Devshayani Ekadasi. It is also known as Ashadi Ekadasi.
Fasting on Ekadasi is considered highly meritorious and the popular belief is that one attains moksha or liberation after performing Ekadasi.
Ekadasi on June 11 is known as Devshayani Ekadasi. The popular belief is that the night time of the Devas begins on this day. Chaturmasa Vrata also begins from the day. This Ekadasi is also known as Hari Prabodini Ekadasi.
It is known as Ashadi Ekadasi in western parts of India. The famous Pandarpur Yatra is observed on the day.Ekadasi on July 26 is known as Kamika Ekadasi.