Indira Ekadashi fast is observed on the Ekadashi date of Krishna Paksha of Ashwini month. This year this fast is falling on 13 September. According to beliefs, this fast is observed for the salvation of fathers. The importance of this fast, Shri Krishna himself, told the importance of Indira Ekadashi fasting story to Dharmaraj Yudhishthra.scriptures, this Ekadashi during Pitra Paksha is considered to be the salvation of fathers. The person who performs this fast with true devotion for their ancestors, their fathers get salvation as a result. If any ancestor accidentally participates in the punishment of Yamaraja due to his deeds of sin, then this Ekadashi fast should be done by his family.