Rama Ekadashi is one of the imperative ekadashi fasts that are seen in the Hindu culture. It falls on the 'ekadashi' of the Krishna Paksha the dim fortnight of moon amid the Hindu month of 'Kartik'. This date falls between the long stretches of September to October in the English schedule. While Rama Ekadashi is seen in the long stretch of Kartik as indicated by the North Indian schedule, it falls in the period of 'Puratassi' according to the Tamilian logbook.
Other than in conditions of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra it happens amid the 'Ashwayuj' month and is even seen in the long stretch of 'Ashwin' in a few sections of the nation. Rama Ekadashi falls four days before the festivals of Diwali, the celebration of lights.