The Hindu calendar’s Ekadashi is one of the most significant days. In a month, there are two Ekadashis, one during Krishna Paksha (the waning phase of the Moon) and the other during Shukla Paksha (the waxing phase of the Moon). As a result, there are a total of 24 Ekadashis in a year. To distinguish it from the other Putrada Ekadashi in Shravana (July–August), which is also known as Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, this day is also known as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. The term Ekadashi Tithi is unique, as is its meaning. Putrada Ekadashi is one of Lord Vishnu’s most important and cherished fast festivals. This festival’s ceremonies are mainly carried out by married couples. To obtain Lord Vishnu’s heavenly blessings, married ladies who desire children follow the Putrada Ekadashi fast and conduct several rituals linked with the holiday.
PUTRADA EKADASHI PUJA VIDHI
Every fasting ritual must be performed and followed with sufficient and appropriate practice to be used to its full potential. The following are the Paush Putrad Ekadashi worship methods: Devotees should take a bath first thing in the morning. The Vishnu Sahastranam Stotram should be recited by observers. Fasting is carried out for a complete 24 hours (in the state of fasting, devotees can also partially fast). All forms of cereals and rice should be avoided by observers.
SIGNIFICANCE OF PAUSH PUTRADA EKADASHI
If a couple is having troubles with their children or does not have any, both the wife and the husband should fast and worship Lord Vishnu together. They should devote their time and energy to Lord Vishnu’s worship, including Bhajan Kirtan and nocturnal awakenings. Sacred food (prasadam) is offered to the idols of Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu by married couples and even individuals who visit the neighbouring temple of Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu. All worship and ceremonies should conclude with Lord Vishnu’s aarti. Devotees also present Lord Vishnu with yellow robes, prasad, incense sticks, sandalwood paste, basil leaves, and flowers. Devotees also offer Lord Vishnu a specific blog, and the Lord Vishnu mantra is repeated to satisfy the deity. In Parana, devotees break their fast the next day.
PAUSH PUTRADA EKADASHI MANTRA
The following mantras are recited while observing Paush Putradi Ekadashi Puja and fasting:
“Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya Mantra”
“Vishnu Sahastranam Stotram”
FOLLOWING IS THE PUJA VIDHI OF PAUSHA PUTRADA EKADASHI:
- Devotees must get up early in the morning and take a bath; observers must recite the Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram.
- The fast is observed for a full 24-hour period (In a milder version of the fast, the devotees can also observe a partial fast)
- The observers must refrain from consuming all types of grains and rice too.
- If the couple has progeny issues or they do not have any child then both the wife as well as the husband must fast together and should worship Lord Vishnu jointly.
- They must devote their time and attention to worshipping Lord Vishnu, performing bhajan kirtan and must also observe a night vigil
- Special Puja is required to be performed for worshipping deity Vishnu
- The observers must visit a nearby temple of Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu and offer sacred food (Prasad) to the idols of the deities.
- All the puja and rituals must be concluded with Aarti of Lord Vishnu.
DATE AND PANCHANG
Date: 13 January 2022
Tithi: Ekadashi up to 19:33
Nakshatra: Krittika up to 17:05
Yoga: Shubha up to 12:25
First Karan: Vishti up to 19:33
Second Karana: Bava up to 32:56