Varuthini Ekadashi is a Hindu festival that is observed on the 11th day of the Hindu lunar month of Vaishakha. This year, it will be observed on Thursday, April 16, 2023. It is considered to be one of the most important Ekadashis, or the 11th day of the lunar fortnight, in the Hindu calendar. On this day, devotees fast and observe strict religious rituals to please Lord Vishnu and attain blessings for a prosperous life. The fast is usually broken on the next day, known as Dwadashi, after taking a bath and offering prayers to Lord Vishnu. It is believed that observing the Varuthini Ekadashi fast can lead to the removal of all past sins and the attainment of salvation. The festival is widely celebrated across India and is particularly significant for devotees of Lord Vishnu. It is also seen as a symbol of the victory of good over evil and is an opportunity for spiritual introspection and renewal.