Putra Ganapati Vrata is an auspicious day in Telugu Hindu culture dedicated to Lord Ganesha and it falls on the Chaturthi day in Falgun month during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha). It is an observance performed for children and married couples without children perform this Vratam to beget children. In 2016, the date of Putra Ganapati Vrata is March 12.
It is popularly believed that pujas, prayers and rituals dedicated to Lord Ganesha on the day will help in getting children. Some devotees observe a fast from sunrise to sunset on the day.