Ēkādaśi is the eleventh day of the lunar cycle sacred to Lord Vishnu. It is often observed by fasting from grains and increased spiritual practice such as japa and kirtan. At Kali Mandir we observe ekadasi with a special worship of Hanuman and the recitation of Sri Rama Sankirtana, a litany of hymns and names of Lord Rama.
There are 24 ekadasis each year, each with specific names and different benefits. Parsva Ekadashi is celebrated on the 11th day of the bright fortnight of the moon during the lunar month of Bhadrapada. The name Parsva Parivartini Ekadashi marks the auspicious occasion when the Lord Vishnu take rest and He shifts his sleeping position to the right side from the left side. It is believed that observing this sacred vrata leads to divine blessings of Lord Vishnu.