Shravan Putrada Ekadashi 2014 - Blossom Your Life With A New One!

Many couples are not very fortunate to be blessed with a child. Putrada Ekadashi is a day on which the married couples can get their wish fulfilled of having a child by offering prayers and observing fast. The day is entirely devoted to Lord Vishnu. Read further to know more...


Putrada Ekadashi is also popular as Pavitra Ekadashi and Pavitropana Ekadashi. According to the Hindu Calender, Putrada Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day (Ekadashi) of the Shukla Paksha of Hindu month Shravana.

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The day is having a great significance in the lives of all the married couples who are deprived of parenthood. Worshiping Lord Vishnu is considered highly auspicious on this sacred day, as worshiping the deity in this very day, helps in getting blessed by a child. This day is also greatly observed by Vaishnavas, the followers of Lord Vishnu.


Putrada Ekadashi Vrat starts with Jhulan Yatra festival, which ends after five days on Purnima, the full moon day. This highly celebrated festival includes decorating Jhulas or swings with flowers and other decorating items. Colorful and beautiful idols of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha are worshiped by the devotees.


Shravana Putrada Ekadashi: The Mythological Tale



Once, there was a King named Mahijit. He had all the luxuries of life, but God didn’t bless him with the most important asset of life i.e. a child. He consulted many saints and sages, but could not find the solution. Then an omniscient learned sage, Lomesh told him the reason behind this. He explained him that it is the result of one of the sin committed by him in the previous birth. He told him that he was a merchant in his previous birth and he drove away the thirsty calf and crow from the river side when they were drinking water.

Lomesh advised him to observe Putrada Ekadashi Vrat to get rid of this sin. The royal couple observed a fast and worshiped Lord Vishnu with all faith & devotion on the day of Putrada Ekadashi. As a result, Lord Vishnu blessed them with a cute child.

Now, take a look on the rituals of Putrada Ekadashi to make sure that you don’t miss any important step while performing them.


Shravana Putrada Ekadashi: The Rituals

  • Wake up early in the morning and perform all the morning rituals like bathing and wearing clean clothes
  • Clean the Puja Sthan (place of performing Puja) and idol of Lord Vishnu
  • Worship Lord Vishnu with flowers, incense sticks (Agarbatti), mud lamp (earthen pot) and offer him fruits and sweets
  • Observe full day fast with utmost faith and devotion
  • Recite or hear Katha (story) in the evening in front of Lord Vishnu’s idol
  • Feed the Brahmins with food and offer them gifts in the form of money and clothes
  • Sleep in the room where Lord Vishnu is worshiped
  • The recitation of Santan Gopal Mantra will be very beneficial on this day

As the name suggests, Putrada is called the “giver of children”. If you are craving for a child, don’t disappoint. Just observe this Vrat, worship Lord Vishnu and be blessed by a child and enjoy the parental feeling.

To know more about this blissful day, click here - Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 2014

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