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Paush Putrada Ekadashi 2024: Fulfill Your Desire For A Child

By December 12, 2023December 20th, 2023No Comments
Paush Putrada Ekadashi 2024

The Paush Putrada Ekadashi is performed by married women for a child. Every festival in Hindu culture has its significance and way of performing it. However, among all those festivals also comes Paush Putrada Ekashadi, which is celebrated in January. Paushputrada Ekadashi will be celebrated on 21st January 2024, which falls on Sunday.

Moreover, it has an interesting story that adds more significance to this festival and thus reminds us about the importance of its ritual. So, let’s get ahead with finding out about Paush Putrada Ekadashi and rituals to perform. 

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What is Putrada Ekadashi? 

Putrada Ekadashi is a very significant religious festival according to the Hindu calendar. Putra Ekadashi is also called Paush Putrada Ekadashi, which differs from Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, which falls in August. Moreover, this Ekadashi is named Putrada Ekashadi because it is a festival where the parents or the mother observe fast, asking Lord Vishnu for the Son. Also, this festival is named Paush Putrada Ekadashi because it is celebrated on the eleventh day of Paush month, January. 

Moreover, many devotees and people believe that the fast and puja of Paush Putrada Ekadashi is specially observed and celebrated by Vaishnavas, meaning the followers or the devotees of Lord Vishnu. In addition to that, Paush putrada Ekadashi is celebrated in all the states and regions of India, but the names might differ. However, in South India, the festival of Paush Putrada Ekadashi is named ‘Vaikunta Ekadashi’ or ‘Mukkoti Ekadashi’. Furthermore, there are certain significant stories behind the celebration of this festival, which we will discuss below. 

Putrada Ekadashi Significance and Katha 

The Paush Putrada Ekadashi meaning holds great significance in Hindu culture, making this festival more sacred and powerful. However, one fascinating story has made the celebration of Paush Putrada Ekadashi meaningful. So, Paush Putrada Ekadashi’s story starts with King Suketu and his wife Shaivya, who lived together in their kingdom in Bhadravati Nagar. They were royal and wealthy among all the people living in that village. They were very fortunate and could afford everything, but the only thing they lacked was their children.  They never had a child, which made them sad and unhappy. So, one day, both decided to leave behind their royal Empire and go to the forest. So, as they were walking through the forest, they heard the voice of a sage or a veda reciting something. They moved ahead to see where the voice was coming from. 

Furthermore, as they were walking ahead, they happened to reach the Mansarovar Ashram, where they met great sadhus and told them the reason behind leaving their kingdom. So, the sages suggested they observe the Paush Putrada Ekadashi Vrat and puja. So they went back to their kingdom and observed all the rituals wholeheartedly. Soon, they were blessed with a baby boy as a blessing from Lord Vishnu. Since then, people have started observing prayers, rituals and fasts on the day of Paush Putrada Ekadashi, who longs for a baby. 

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Putrada Ekadashi Rituals and Remedies 

As you are now aware of the meaning and the story behind the celebration of Paush Putrda Ekadashi, you should know about the relevant rituals and remedies that can benefit you in many ways. So read below to learn about the practices and remedies in detail. 

1. Rituals of Paush Putrada Ekadashi 

  • On the day of Paush Putrada Ekadashi, people worship Lord Vishnu while chanting the Ekadashi sankalpa mantra so that they are blessed with a child. 
  • Light a diya made of oil or ghee and place the idol or image of Lord Vishnu. You can also set a Shree Yantra. 
  • You must offer specifically red and yellow flowers along with Tulsi leaves. Offer panchamrit to Bal Gopal, asking for a baby as a blessing.  
  • You must observe a waterless fast for 24 hours on this day. Also, you must prepare a bhog or a satvik prasad. 
  • All the family members should gather together to recite putrada ekadashi katha and sit together to eat the satvik (vegetarian) meal on this day. 
  • When all the rituals are completed, place a diya near the Tulsi plant at the end of the day. 

2. Remedies for Paush Putrada Ekadashi 

  • On the day of Paush Putrada Ekadashi, both husband and wife should wake up early and worship Lord Krishna to increase their Santan (family), for which they must chant Santan Gopal Mantra.
  • On this day, involve yourself in offering food to needy people as a charity. 
  • Apply the tilak made of Sandalwood on Lord Vishnu’s forehead while offering and chanting prayers to Lord Vishnu. 
  • If you already have a child and are offering prayers for the fulfilment of your child’s career, keep a Vidya yantra in your prayer room. Offer prayers and rituals, then place them on your children’s study table. 


As we come to the conclusion, remember to follow all the rituals and remedies wholeheartedly. Also, read about the hindu mythological story so that you can understand the reason behind the celebration of Paush Putrada Ekadashi. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

1. What is Pausha Putrada Ekadashi?

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is a significant ritual in Hindu culture where a baby boy is considered important. So, on the day of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, women observe fast praying to God to offer a baby boy.

2. What is the meaning of putrada?

The word explains the meaning, whereas Putra means a child, especially a baby boy, and Da signifies the giver. So, on this day, women observe a long day fast by changing vrat Katha and mantra so that they can be blessed with a child.

3. What is the benefit of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi?

The Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is believed to be a favourable observance for those yearning to conceive a child. Therefore, women longing for a baby for a long time keep a fast on this day, hoping to be blessed with a baby boy who can support them during their old age.

4. What is Putrada Ekadashi also known as?

The Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is also known as Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, Pavitropana Ekadashi, Pavitra Ekadashi. People might confuse themselves with the names, but they must be mindful that these names are also known as Putrada Ekadashi.

5. What are the rules for Putrada Ekadashi fasting?

On the day of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, women wake up early and cleanse themselves. They must offer prayers to Lord Vishnu on this day and perform the vrat katha. Women who have observed fast can drink water and milk and eat fruits. Most importantly, Beans and grains should be strictly avoided.

6. Which God to pray for a baby boy?

Devotees wanting to have a baby boy can pray and observe fast in the name of Lord Vishnu. On the day of Paushputrada Ekadashi, you must devote all your time to chanting bhajan and listening to putrada ekadashi katha.

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