We require to do parana(consume food) on dwadasi i.e. next day after ekadasi fasting, I want to know how people fast for maha shivaratri if it is falling on dwadasi? As it requires us to do parana for sure to break the ekadasi fasting.

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    You can not do the ekadasi fast if you want to do the mahasivaratri one and vice versa.Since Mahasivaratri comes only once in year whereas there are 24 ekadasis in a year you can opt to miss one.:)BTw, Vijaya ekadasi is on coming saturday and parana is on sunday while mahasivaratri is on monday in my place.
    – Rickross
    Mar 3, 2016 at 6:09
  • Fasting on both Ekadasis and Pradosham days are impossible since they fall on consecutive days.But Masik Shivaratri(& Maha Shivaratri) and Ekadasi are always separated by atleast one day.So no problems in observing both these two fasts.You should check the panchanga once again.I think you're mistaken.
    – Rickross
    Mar 3, 2016 at 8:01
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    Sivaratri never falls on dwadasi. It always falls on bahula chaturdasi.
    – user1195
    Mar 3, 2016 at 9:56


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