The Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is a Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This festival and puja is especially performed by a married couple who are unable to conceive a child, particularly a son, during which they fast on Putrada Ekadashi and perform pujas to honour Lord Vishnu and seek his blessings.
The festival of Putrada Ekadashi is observed twice a year. The day is observed twice a year, the first in December or January and the second in July or August. Paush Shukla is the eleventh day (tithi) of the Hindu calendar, which falls in the months of December and January. Shravan Shukla is the name given to Putrada Ekadashi and the other Ekadashi celebrated in the months of July and August.
IMPORTANCE OF THIS EKADASHI
In the ‘Bhavishya Purana,’ the magnificence of Vaishnava Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is revealed in the form of a discourse between Dharamraja Yudhishthira and Lord Krishna. The rituals done during birth and death are regarded extremely important in Hinduism. Furthermore, only a male child can watch the funeral rites and ‘Shraddha’ procedures. The deceased family members are said to be granted peace only once the ancestral ceremonies have been performed. As a result, couples who are unable to have a boy child face a life of unhappiness. It is consequently recommended that childless couples commemorate the Vaishnava Shravana Putrada Ekadashi vrat with zeal. The ‘Jhulan Yatra,’ a 5-day festival, begins on the Pavitropana Ekadashi and lasts till the ‘Shravana Purnima’ (full moon day). On this day, grand celebrations are organised in Lord Krishna temples around the country.
RITUALS TO BE PERFORMED
Fasting in honour of Vaishnava For Lord Vishnu followers, Shravana Ekadashi is a particularly fortunate day. From the sunrise of ekadashi to the dawn of the next day, ‘dwadashi,’ they fast for 24 hours. The vrat must be observed by both husband and wife for the best effects. This vrat requires the observer to stay awake all night and engage in kirtans and bhajans dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Devotees worship Lord Krishna on this day and seek for pardon for all their sins. To elicit the divine blessings, many offerings are presented to the Lord. After the ‘aarti,’ worshippers prepare a special ‘Bhog’ for Lord Krishna, which is divided among other devotees.
Giving money and clothes to Brahmins on Vaishnava Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is regarded exceedingly auspicious. On this day, it is also necessary to feed the destitute and needy.
DATE AND PANCHANG
Date: 08 August 2022
Tithi: Ekadashi upto 20:56
Nakshatra: Jyeshtha upto 14:27
Yoga: Indra upto 06:46
First Karana: Vanija upto 10:26
Second Karana: Vishti upto 20:56