Paush Putrada Ekadashi is one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals that will be celebrated on Thursday, January 13. Also known as Putrada Ekadashi Vrat, the festival is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and falls during the Shukla Paksha of the month of Pausha.
The festival is mainly observed by couples who desire to be blessed with children and seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu.
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi significance
According to beliefs, the Vrat observed on this day is prominent for couples to want a child. Devotees observe fast on both the Ekadashis and seek blessings of Lord Vishnu. As per Hindu mythology, the King and Queen of Bhadravati did not have any children. They often thought that who will perform their last rites after they die. Out of exasperation, the King gave up all his luxuries and went to live in a dense forest. On the day of Paush Ekadashi, he reached an ashram near the bank of Mansarovar.
The King shared his desire with the sages in the ashram who advised him to observe a Pausha Ekadashi fast. He went back to his kingdom and observed Pausha Ekadashi Vrat along with his Queen. Later, the couple were blessed with a son.
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi shubh muhurat
- Ekadashi Tithi Begins – January 12, 2022, at 04:49 pm
- Ekadashi Tithi Ends – January 13, 2022, at 07:32 pm
- Parana Time – January 14, 07:15 am to 09:28 am
- On Parana Day, Dwadashi ends at 10:19 pm, January 14.
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Puja Vidhi
Devotees wake up early in the morning and take a bath. Then, they observe a strict fast for 24 hours and recite the Vishu Sahasranama Stotram during the puja. The Vrat and puja are performed by both the husband and the wife together. After performing the puja, devotees visit a nearby temples and distribute food and clothes to the needy.