Putrada Ekadashi is observed twice in a year. Ekadashi during Shukla Paksha in Paush month and Ekadashi during Shukla Paksha in Shravan month are known as Putrada Ekadashi.
Putrada Ekadashi in Paush month is celebrated and most popular in north Indian states. Sravana Putrada ekadashi is popular in other Indian States.
Significance & Importance of Putrada Ekadashi
Putrada Ekadashi is a highly auspicious day to please Lord Vishnu and seek blessings for your child’s well being.
Childless couples await for this special day so that they could be blessed with a son by the God. As per Hindu culture a son is supposed to conduct the last rites of parents and observe Shraddha after their death.
Besides providing the Santaan Sukh, Paush Putrda Ekadashi also provides other benefits like
- Get rid of sins committed in past and attain moksha
- Seek well being of your progeny
- Achieve a sharp intelligence
- Attain wealth and prosperity
Shri Krishna explains the glories of observing the Ekadashi Vratam in Narada Purana by saying :
Ashvamedha Sahasrani Rajasuya Shathanicha |
Ekadashi upavasasya kalanahithni shodashim ||
Meaning: Not even thousand Ashvamedha Yagas or hundred Raja Suya Yagas would match the fast on an Ekadashi Day.
Putrada Ekadashi 2023 Date
Paush Putrada Ekadashi in 2023 is on Monday, 2nd January
Sravana Putrada Ekadashi in 2023 is on Sunday, 27th August