Bhishma Ekadashi is on Monday 10th February in 2014. Bhishma Ekadashi is observed in the Magha Maas which will occurs during the January and February. Bhishma Ekadashi is also called as Matatraya Ekadasi. Fasting on Ekadashi is considered highly auspicious and is believed to help in redemption of sins and in attaining Moksha. On this day people also observe Bhoumi Ekadashi and Jaya Ekadashi.
|Bhishma Ekadasi 2014|
Bhisma fights 9 days in Mahabharat war. On 9th day he will leave his arrows because of Shikandi. Who was born to kill Bhisma. When Bhisma was about to fall on earth Arjuna built Shayya. As Arjuna built with arrows it is called Ampa Shayya. Bhisma slept on Ampa Shayya until Uttarayan. because Bhishma has the boon to die on his wish he waited until Uttarayan that is the good time to leave the soul. On this day, Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram was revealed to Pandava's by Bhishma in the presence of Lord Krishna. As we believe that listening to Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram leads to Moksha. So, it is considered as the birthday of Vishnu Sahasranama.