Ekadashi / Importance of Ekadashi in Hinduism / Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi
Ekadashi is considered very holy and pious Tithi in Hinduism. It is the day of observing fast and devotion. According to the Hindu calendar there are two Ekadashi in a month, of them one occurs in the Krishna Paksh and the other one occurs in the Shukla Paksh. Thus there are twenty four Ekadashi in a year. In the Adhik Maas ,there are two additional Ekadashi. Thus there are 26 Ekadashis in all and each of them has its own name and importance.
On the Ekadashi the person should get up early in the morning and have a bath. He should do Puja of Lord Vishnu and recite the Stotras, Mantras etc.In the night he should listen or tell religious stories.
On Dwasashi he should give food to the Brahmin and then he should break his Ekadashi fast.