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. Utppana Ekadashi celebrates the victory of lord Vishnu over a demon named Murasura. Furthermore according to the of Ekadashi Mata (the Goddess of Ekadasi) took place on Utpanna Ekadashi.