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What is Shravana Putrada Ekadashi? Know the Vrat Katha

By June 17, 2024No Comments
What is Shravana Putrada Ekadashi_ Know the Vrat Katha

The importance of this day is mentioned in the Bhavishya Purana, Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 2024. The day is very auspicious and is here. Keep a fast on this day to become a happy parent and a person with the opportunity to do positive deeds.

The details about the auspicious day of Shravana Putrada Ekadashi are here, and we will learn about it with the Vrat Katha, which will help you understand the importance of the Ekadashi in a better way. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s continue.

Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 2024 Date and Time

  • The date of the Sharavana Putrada Ekadashi is 16th August 2024 (Friday)
  • Shravana Putrada Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 10:26 AM on August 15th, 2024 (Thursday)
  • Shravana Putrada Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 09:39 AM on August 16th, 2024 (Friday)


What is Shravana Putrada Ekadashi?

The Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 2024 is one of the 24 Ekadashis this year. This Ekadashi comes every year on the 11th day of Shukla Paksha (the waxing moon phase) in the month of Shravan. According to the Western calendar, it is in July or August. 

The Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is also known as Pavitropana Ekadashi and Pavitra Ekadashi. The two Outrada Ekadashi in the year, the other one falls in the Shukla Paksha of Pausha maas (Dec – Jan). A fast that is kept by both husband and wife. 

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Story and Significance of Shravana Putrada Ekadashi

We have understood what Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is. Now we will go ahead and learn about the Vrat Katha or the story of the auspicious Ekadashi. What happened? What is the importance of the day? We will know all about it further. Let’s start. 

1. Shravana Putrada Ekadashi Vrat Katha

Despite his power and wealth, King Mahijit couldn’t have children and asked for help from many saints and sages but had no success. Finally, Sage Lomesh, through divine visions, revealed that the King was childless due to sin from his past life as a merchant.

The merchant had selfishly scared away a cow and her calf to drink all the water from a pond. This act cursed him to be childless in his next life, though his other good deeds allowed him to be reborn as a king.

The sage advised the King and Queen to worship Lord Vishnu and observe a fast on Shravana Ekadashi to lift the curse. They followed his advice, prayed, fasted, chanted mantras, and made donations. As a result, they were blessed with a brilliant son who became the heir to their kingdom.

2. Shravana Putrada Ekadashi Significance

The Ekadashi fast is kept on the night of the Ekadashi till the parana time. It is one of the powerful Ekadashi, and when the fast of Ekadashi is kept with sincerity, it fulfils the desire to have children, especially with a son. 

The Shravana Putrada Ekadashi fast is usually kept by both the people, husband and wife. Fasting on this day also removes past sins and gives an opportunity to the devotee to do good deeds to attain moksha. 

What are the Benefits of Shravana Putrada Ekadashi?

Doing the Shravana Putrada Ekadashi fast is very beneficial for married couples who want to have a boy as a child. It fulfils devotees’ desires, and it is highly recommended and favourable for couples facing trouble conceiving. 

It also washes away a person’s past bad karma and prepares them to attain Moksha after their journey is completed. It also makes a deeper connection of yours with the Supreme power – God. And makes you grow spiritually. 

Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 2024: Ritual and Remedies

From here, we will learn about the Rituals we should follow on this day. If there are any specific challenges you are facing, then remedies are mentioned that will help you in those situations. Let’s see what the remedies and rituals are.

1. Pooja Rituals

  • Take a bath early in the morning with the intention of Keeping the fast sincerely. 
  • On this day, Lord Vishnu or Lord Shridhar is worshipped. 
  • Clean the place of worship and offer Bhog and fresh flowers.
  • Light a Ghee Diya and apply chandan or kesar Tilak to God’s idol or picture. 
  • Recite or listen to the Shravana Putrada Ekadashi Vrat Katha.
  • Visit Lord Vishnu’s temple, do puja, and meditate. 

2. Remedies for Ill Effects

  • Use a Sankh and cow milk to pour it (Abhishek kare) on Lord Vishnu. This will fulfil your deepest desires.
  • Make a yellow flower garland and offer it to Lord Vishnu and put a chandan tilak on the forehead of Lord Vishnu. This remedy is done to receive the blessings of a child. 
  • To make your childrens life happy, during the puja chant the mantra – “Om Namo Bhagwate Narayana” “ऊँ नमो भगवते नारायणाय” 108 times.

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Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 2024: Do’s and Don’t

We have come to the last part of the Sharava Putrada Ekadashi. Here, we will learn about what we should prefer to do and what we should not do to receive blessings from Lord Vishnu. Take a look at it!

1. Shravana Putrada Ekadashi: Do’s

  • Chant Mantras, and sing bhajans. 
  • Respect and feed animals.
  • Read religious books and maintain calmness. 

2. Shravana Putrada Ekadashi: Don’t

  • Do not sleep through the night of Ekadashi. Recite bhajans if possible. 
  • Avoid eating non-vegetarian and drinking alcohol.
  • Avoid eating barley, lentils, brinjal and beans on this day.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the importance of Shravana Putrada Ekadashi?

The Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is very important as it gives hope and fulfils the desire to have a child, especially a boy child.

2. Do people follow the same ritual for all the Ekadashi?

The Ekadashi rituals vary from person to person, as different people follow different rituals to worship Lord Vishnu on this auspicious day.

3. How to end Shravana Ekadashi fast?

The Ekadashi fast should be broken on the Parana time by only eating sattvik foods, such as fruits, dairy products, and vegetables.

4. When is Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 2024 Parana time?

The Shravana Putrada Ekadashi Parana time is from 06:17 AM to 08:05 AM on August 17th, 2024 (Saturday).

5. How many times can we eat in Shravana Putrada Ekadashi fast?

You should not eat or drink anything during the fast of Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, but if you need to, you can eat very light food once a day.

6. Who can do Shravana Putrada Ekadashi?

The married couple who wants a child should do the Putrada Ekadashi together.

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