Amalki Ekadashi - Saturday 19th March
Amalki Ekadashi - Falgun Sud Ekadashi
King Mandhata asked Sage Vashishtha, "O guru! Please tell me about Ekadashi that falls in the bright fortnight in the month of Falgun."
Vashishtha Rishi replied, "O king! This Ekadashi is called 'Amalki Ekadashi' which is capable of dispelling one's all sins including five (Maha) major sins and bestow Moksha. Moreover, one earns Punya equivalent to donating thousands cows to a Brahmin by observing a fast on this Ekadashi. I shall narrate a tale of a hunter who attained Moksha as a result of observing Vrat of Amalki Ekadashi."