Skip to main content

Putrada Ekadasi




The Ekadasi by the name of Putrada Ekadashi is observed during the waxing phase of the moon in the month of July/August and also December/January. In 2017, the date of Putrada Ekadasi in Paush month (January - February) is December 29. Putrada Ekadasi is also observed during the waxing phase of the moon in Shravan month (July – August) in some parts of North India, Gujarat, Orissa, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and it is on August 3, 2017. The corresponding name of Ekadasi observed in North India during the Shukla Paksha in Shravan month is the Pavitra Ekadasi.

Ekadasi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in traditional Hindu calendar. It is believed that by fasting on Putrada Ekadasi one is relieved of all the sins committed. The greatness of this Ekadasi was explained to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavisyotara Purana.

There is a popular belief that married couples without children will be blessed with children if they observe Putrada Ekadasi.

This Ekadasi is especially observed by married couples for getting healthy children. After early morning bath on the day, the murti of Srihari Vishnu should be bathed using Curd, Milk, and Water. Prayers should be then performed using roli, chandan, dhoop and deep. Arati should be performed using Karpoor deep.

It is also highly meritorious to feed poor children and old people on the day.

Most Vishnu devotees fast on the day and some devotees do not sleep. Those people observing partial fasting abstain from food made of rice.

The popular belief is that those observing Putrada Ekadasi Vrat will get redemption from sins and will help in attaining Moksha. A popular legend mentioned in the Puranas indicates that a King was able to beget a son by observing Putrada Ekadashi.

All the normal rules associated with Ekadasi fasting is observed during Putrada.

Related

Latest Posts