In 2022, the Pavitra Ekadashi Ekadashi month of Sawan is celebrated on August 8. This Ekadashi is celebrated every year on the date of Shravan Shukla Gyaras. It is very important to donate a lamp on this day. According to religious scriptures, there is no other fasting like Putrada Ekadashi Vrat in this changeable and unchanging world.
Under the Pavitra Ekadashi fast, a person becomes an ascetic, scholar, son-in-law and Lakshmivan and attains salvation by enjoying all the pleasures of life. Such is the glory of this Ekadashi.
Let us know here the auspicious time, the history, the method of worship and the remedy of worship-
Shubh Muhurat by Pavitra Ekadashi – Putrada Ekadashi Shubh Muhurat
Departure from Shravan Shukla Ekadashi Tithi – Sunday August 7, 2022 at 11:50 p.m.
End of Pavitra Ekadashi Tithi – Monday August 8, 2022 at 9:00 p.m.
According to Udaya Tithi, Pavitra (Putrada) Ekadashi in the month of Sawan will be celebrated on August 8, 2022.
Puja Vidhi – Putrada Ekadashi Puja Vidhi
The fasting person observes the fast of Shravan Shukla Ekadashi must follow the rules of fasting completely from the night of the tenth day, i.e. the day before.
On Dashami day, one should not take food after sunset in the evening and should sleep at night while meditating on Lord Vishnu.
After waking up before sunrise the next morning, after retiring from daily activities, take a bath, wear clean clothes and meditate on Shri Vishnu.
If Ganga water is available in the house, bathing should be done by pouring Ganga water into the water.
For this worship, having taken the resolution to fast by lighting a lamp in front of the picture of Shrihari, establish the Kalash.
Now tie the Kalash with a red cloth and worship it.
After keeping the idol of Lord Shri Hari Vishnu, purify it with a bath and put on new clothes.
After that worship and aarti of Shri Hari duly with incense lamp etc.
According to your ability, offer fruits, flowers, quince, betel, betel nut, clove, plum, gooseberry etc.
– Distribute prasad by offering naivedya and fruit.
On the night of Ekadashi, chant the name of Lord Shri Hari and do kirtans.
After staying fast all day, after listening to the story in the evening, eat fruit.
On the second day, offer food to the Brahmins and after giving charity and dakshina, do the rituals yourself.
Katha – Putrada Ekadashi Katha
According to the quick history of Putrada or Pavitra Ekadashi, at the beginning of the Dwapar era, there was a city named Mahishmati, in which a king named Mahijit ruled, but the king did not find the kingdom pleasant as he did not had no sons. He believed that for those without children, this world and the hereafter are painful. The king took many measures to obtain the son’s happiness, but the king did not obtain the son.
Seeing old age coming, the king called the representatives of the subjects and said: “O people! I have no unfairly earned money in my treasury. Nor have I ever snatched wealth from the gods and Brahmins. I didn’t even take someone else’s inheritance, I continued to raise the subjects like a son. I continued to punish criminals like sons and brothers. I have never hated anyone. Everyone is considered equal. I always love gentlemen. I have no sons even though I rule a kingdom just like this. So I feel very sad, what is the reason?
To examine this matter of King Mahijit, the ministers and representatives of the subjects went to the forest. There he saw great sages and sages. For the fulfillment of the king’s best wishes, he continued to see a great ascetic sage. In one of the ashrams he saw a very old man of religion, a great ascetic, selfless in God, Jitendriya, Jitatma, Jitkrodha, the knower of the esoteric elements of Sanatan Dharma, the knower of all scriptures, Mahatma Lomash Muni , whose kalpa was spent. A Rome fell when this happened.
Everyone went to greet the sage. Seeing these people, the sage asked why you came? Of course, I will do you good. I was born only for the good of others, do not doubt it. Hearing such words of sage Lomash, everyone said – O Maharshe! You are more capable than Brahma of knowing us. So you erase our doubts.
The virtuous king of Mahishmati Puri obeys the people of Mahijit like a son. Yet she is sad because she has no children. They added that we were his subjects. Therefore, we are also sad because of his grief. With your vision, we are confident that this crisis of ours will disappear forever as many problems are removed by the mere sight of great men. Now please tell me how to become the son of a king.
Hearing this conversation, the sage closed his eyes for a while and after knowing the story of the king’s previous birth, started saying that this king was a poor Vaishya in his previous birth. Being poor, he did many bad deeds. He went from village to village to do business. Once on the Dwadashi day of Shukla Paksha of the month of Jyeshtha, at noon, when he was hungry and thirsty for two days, he went to a tank to drink water. In the same place, a thirsty cow who immediately married was drinking water.
The king took away this thirsty cow after drinking water and started drinking water himself, that’s why the king had to bear this pain. Hungry on Ekadashi’s day, he became the king and because he abducted the thirsty cow by drinking water, he has to bear the pain of separation from the son. Hearing this, everyone started saying that O sage! Atonement for sins is also written in the scriptures. Therefore, how can this king’s sin be destroyed, please suggest such a remedy.
The sages of Lomash started saying that on the Ekadashi of Shravan Shukla Paksha, also called Putrada Ekadashi, all of you should fast and wake up at night, then this sin of the previous king’s birth will be permanently destroyed, along with the le king must have a son. Hearing such words from sage Lomash, all the subjects including the ministers returned to the city and when Shravan Shukla Ekadashi came, everyone fasted and woke Putrada Ekadashi as per the orders of the sage.
After that, the fruit of his virtue was given to the king on the day of Dwadashi. Under the effect of this virtue, the queen conceived and at the end of her period of procreation, a splendid son was born to her. Therefore, O Rajan! This Shravan Shukla Ekadashi was called Putrada. Therefore, those who wish to have children’s happiness must do so quickly.
By reading this story of Putrada Ekadashi and listening to his greatness, a person becomes free from all sins by enjoying children in this world and attains paradise in the next. It is only by listening to this story that one gets the fruits of Vaipayi Yagya.
Remedy – Putrada ekadashi ke upay
Those who face obstacles in having a child or those who wish to have a son, they should observe the fast of Putrada Ekadashi with all their heart, their wish will be granted.
This fast is considered the best for having children. Therefore, on this day, one must worship the childlike form of Lord Krishna to wish for a child.
It is also called Pavitra Ekadashi, so on this day, by simply reading and listening to the story of Ekadashi’s fasting and his greatness, a person becomes free from sins and enjoys the happiness of children and becomes a partaker of happiness celestial.
Date of Ekadashi, being dear to Lord Vishnu, expressing wishes, keeping a fast on Ekadashi Ekadashi gives blessings from Shri Vishnu. And the chances of having a suitable child are also formed. Therefore, on this day it is strictly forbidden to slander someone, think ill of others, and seize other people’s money.
– Putrada Ekadashi has special significance for the attainment of children and the longevity of the son, so if you are healthy and able to fast then worship Shri Vishnu maintaining fast Nirjala.
On this day, by maintaining a fast even after worshiping once, your wishes can be granted.
The month of Shravan is considered the best for obtaining wishes. Therefore, in addition to worshiping Shiva this month, fasting Putrada Ekadashi is considered to bestow the benefit of having a son.