Putrada Ekadashi Vrat 2022 also known as Paush Putrada Ekadashi is celebrated every year in the Hindu month of Paush by the devotees of Sri Hari Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi. Ekadashi is a fast. This year, Putrada Ekadashi fast is on January 12, 2022
Putrada Ekadashi Vrat 2022 also known as Paush Putrada Ekadashi is celebrated every year in the Hindu month of Paush by the devotees of Sri Hari Vishnu and Maa Lakshmi. Ekadashi is a fast. This year, Putrada Ekadashi Vrat will be observed on Thursday, January 13, 2022. Ekadashi Tithi begins on January 12, 2022 at 04:49 PM and ends on January 13, 2022 at 07:32 PM.
Devotees observing the fast can break their Putrada Ekadashi fast and perform Parana on January 14 from 07:15 am to 09:28 am. On Paran Divas, Dwadashi ends at 10:19 pm (January 14). Ekadashi Parana is done after sunrise on the next day of Ekadashi Vrat. As per the traditions, it is necessary to perform Parana within Dwadashi Tithi, unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise.
What is Putrada Ekadashi?
Putrada Ekadashi is one of the most important and important rituals dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The rituals of this festival are usually performed by married couples. Married women who wish to have a child observe a fast on Putrada Ekadashi and also perform various rituals associated with the festival to seek the divine blessings of Lord Vishnu.
When is Pausha Putrada Ekadashi celebrated?
Putrada Ekadashi is celebrated twice a year. According to the Hindu lunar calendar, the eleventh day of every Hindu month is called Ekadashi. The first Putrada Ekadashi is called Paush Putrada Ekadashi or Paush Shukla Putrada Ekadashi which is celebrated in the month of January or December as per Gregorian calendar. And the second Putrada Ekadashi is called Shravan Putrada Ekadashi which falls in the month of August or July according to the calendar year.
What is the fasting story of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi?
Paush Putrada Ekadashi fast can be concluded only after listening to the fasting story. The story of Paush Putrada Ekadashi is as follows:
According to legend, King Suketu Mann of Bhadravati and his queen Habiya were not happy and used to be sad as they had no boys. They were very worried thinking about the Shradh rituals because who would perform the Shradh rituals after their death to give peace to their souls. In such desperation, the king left his kingdom and all his luxuries and went to the dense forests.
After facing many hardships and wandering for so many days on the day of Paush Ekadashi, he reached the ashram of some sages living on the banks of Mansarovar. The sages, after knowing about the king, suggested him to observe a fast on Paush Ekadashi to have a son. Following the advice of the learned sages, Suketu Mana went back to the kingdom and observed a strict Paush Ekadashi fast with his queen. Soon, both of them were blessed with a male child by the divine blessings and grace of Lord Vishnu.
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi method of worship
Each ritual of fasting needs to be performed and followed with adequate method to get maximum benefits. The worship method of Paush Putrada Ekadashi is as follows:
Devotees need to wake up early in the morning and take bath
Observers are required to recite Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra
The fast is observed for the entire duration of 24 hours (in the lighter version of the fast, devotees can also observe partial fasting).
Observers should also avoid consuming all types of grains and rice.
If the couple has child related problems or they do not have any children then both the wife and husband should fast together and worship Lord Vishnu jointly.
They should devote their time and attention to worshiping Lord Vishnu, chanting bhajans and doing night awakenings.
Worship of Lord Vishnu requires special worship
Observers should visit the nearby temple of Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu and offer holy food (prasad) to the idols of the deities.
All the pujas and rituals should be concluded with the aarti of Lord Vishnu.
Mantra of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi
The following mantras are recited during Paush Putrada Ekadashi Puja and Vrat:
Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya Mantra
Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra