Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2017
About Pausha Putrada Ekadashi :
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi also known as Paush Kabir Ekadashi is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the 11th lunar day (Ekadashi Tithi) of the Shukla Paksha (Waxing moon) in the Hindu Calendar month of Pausha which in the Gregorian calendar falls in December or January.
At times, this Ekadashi occurs twice in a particular Gregorian Calendar.
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is a highly auspicious day dedicated to worship of Lord Vishnu to ensure that you are blessed with a son or to seek Lords blessings for your child’s well being.
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Story / Vrat Katha :
According to legends, once upon a time there was a Kingdon named Bhadraavati ruled by King Suketuman. His wife was queen Shaibya.
The couple had no son and hence they were upset and worried thinking about their lost souls after death due to the absence of any Shraadh ritual as they didnt have any son to perform such rites.
King Suketuman along with his queen Shaibya left for forest. After wandering the forests for few days, they reached ashram of some sages on the bank of Lake Mansarovar on the day of Putrada Ekadashi.
After knowing the reason for King and Queen’s problem, the sages advised them to observe the fast of Putrada Ekadashi to attain a son. The couple observed the fast of Putrada Ekadashi and returned to their kingdom. Soon they were blessed with a health baby boy who grew up to become a gallant king in future.
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Puja Vidhi :
The Puja Vidhi performed during Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is similar to that followed during other Ekadashi’s. On this day people observe a strict fast which is broken on the next day during the parana time. Those who are unable to keep a whole day fast keep a partial fast consuming fruits and milk and avoid eating rice and other grains for the whole day.
People worship Lord Vishu on this day and chant Vishnu Sahastranaam. Special Puja’s are also performed dedicated to Lord Vishnu in various temple.
Many people perform til abhishek of Statues of Lord Vishnu or his avatar.
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Mantra :
You can chant any one of these Vishnu Mantra and Slokas on this auspicious day – Om Namo Bhagavate Vaasudevaaya Mantra, Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram or Vishnu Ashtottaram
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2017 Date :
- Pausha Putrada Ekadashi – 8th January 2017
- Vaishnava Pausha Putrada Ekadashi – 9th January 2017
- Pausha Putrada Ekadashi – 29th December 2017
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2017 Parana Date & Time :
- 13:51 to 16:02 hrs IST on 9th January 2017 (For Pausha Putrada Ekadashi)
- 07:18 to 10:55 hrs IST on 10th January 2017 (For Vaishnava Pausha Putrada Ekadashi)
- 07:15 to 09:25 hrs IST on 30th December 2017
- 07:15 to 10:51 hrs IST on 30th December 2017 (For Vaishnava’s )
Paush Putrada Ekadashi Vrat Katha, Puja Vidhi, Vrat Mahatmya Hindi Video :