Shravana Putrada Ekadashi

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Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, also known as Pavitropana Ekadashi and Pavitra Ekadashi, is a Hindu holy day, which falls on the 11th lunar day (ekadashi) of the fortnight of the waxing moon in the Hindu month of Shravana which in the Gregorian calendar falls in July or August

This year Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is on 11th August 2019 (Sunday)

On this day, 24 hours fasting is observed and worship is offered to the god Vishnu (like other ekadashis) by both husband and wife in particular, who do not have a son for a long time after marriage, to beget a male child. This day is especially observed by Vaishnavas, followers of Vishnu

Worship of Vishnu is a common rite on all Ekadashi days including the Putrada Ekadashi to get salvation and get rid of all sins, to beget children (sons in particular). On this day devotees keeping fast to beget a son, sleep in the room where god Vishnu is worshipped. On this occasion giving gifts to Brahmins in the form of money, food, clothes etc. is also an accepted practice.  This Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is more popular in states other than the North India, while the Pausha one is popular in the North

Rituals in Shravan Putrada Ekadashi:

  • Fasting is the main ritual on Shravan Putrada Ekadashi. The fast must be observed by both the partners if they yearn for a male child. On this day, some couples observe strict fast while some even keep a partial fasting. Eating of grains, pulses, rice, onion and non-vegetarian food is strictly prohibited for all on Shravan Putrada Ekadashi.

  • Lord Vishnu is worshipped with full devotion and enthusiasm on this day. The idol of Vishnu is kept on the place of worship and the ‘Panchamrit’ abhishek is performed. The devotees also offer bright flowers, fruits and other puja essentials to the lord. The observer of the Shravan Putrada Ekadashi keeps a vigil whole night by singing bhajans and bhakti songs in praise of Lord Vishnu. The devotees also visit nearby temples of Lord Vishnu during the evening.

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