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When is Shravan Putrada Ekadashi 2023? Timings, Story & Significance

By: Future Point | 24-Aug-2023
Views : 1321When is Shravan Putrada Ekadashi 2023? Timings, Story & Significance

Sawan or Shravan Putrada Ekadashi 2023 will occur on the 27th August 2023. Devotees will observe a ‘Vrat’ or fast on the 27th and will do the ‘Parana’ (fast breaking ritual) on the 28th August. Read this article for complete details.

What is an Ekadashi 2023?

The Hindu Panchang classifies the 11th ‘Tithi’ (Date) of the ‘Shukla Paksha’ (Waxing Phase of the Moon) as well as the ‘Krishna Paksha’ (Waning Phase of the Moon) of a month as ‘Ekadashi’. There are 24 Ekadashis in a year and every Ekadashi is known by a specific name. Ekadashi is associated with Lord Vishnu who is the ‘Preserver’ among the Divine Hindu Trinity. Devotees observe a ‘Vrat’ or fast on every Ekadashi to seek the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

 

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What does Putrada Ekadashi mean?

Apart from being beneficial for general devotees, a Putrada Ekadashi is an Ekadashi on which married couples who are looking forward to bringing a fresh lease of life in the form of a child in this world, observe a vrat or fast to seek Lord Vishnu’s blessings.

Putrada Ekadashi offers a tremendous opportunity to married couples who wish to become a parent. There are two Putrada Ekadashis that occur in a year with one in the month of Pausha and the other in the month of Shravan.

Significance of Shravan Putrada Ekadashi 2023

Among the 24 Ekadashis, the Pausha Putrada Ekadashi and the Shravan Putrada Ekadashi hold very high significance especially to devotees who are married and are looking forward to becoming parents.

Shravan Putrada Ekadashi occurs in the holy month of Shravan which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Since Lord Vishnu is very dear to Lord Shiva, the significance of this particular Ekadashi becomes even greater because the devotee gets instant blessings of Lord Shiva for observing the Shravan Putrada Ekadashi.

Shravan Putrada Ekadashi 2023: Vrat Timings & Shubh Muhurat

  • Shravan Putrada Ekadashi 2023 will occur on the 27th August.
  • The Ekadashi Tithi (the 11th date as per the Lunar Calendar) will start at 12:07 AM and will end at 09:33 PM on 27th August.
  • The Shubh Muhurat for Parana will be the next day on 28th August from 05:58 AM to 08:30 AM
  • Dwadashi Tithi (the 12th date) ends on 06:21 PM on 28th august 2023

Story associated with Shravan Putrada Ekadashi

As per the ‘Bhavishya Purana’, Lord Krishna told a story to Yudhishthira about King Mahijit of Mahishmati. King Mahijit had everything that one can think of- a loving wife, wealthy kingdom and loyal subjects. However, the king did not have a son whom he could name his successor to the throne. The king performed many rituals to seek divine blessings to have a son but didn’t get any help and as a result he became very sad.

One day in the court, the king expressed his sorrow in front of his subjects. The subjects driven by their loyalty towards the king vowed to find a solution to his problem. The subjects started wandering in the forests discussing the king’s problem with many sages.

Then, the subjects met with Sage Lomesh who listened to the problem and by his divine meditative powers saw that the reason why King Mahijit is unable to have a son of his own in this life is a very serious sin that he committed in his previous life.

Sage Lomesh told the king’s subjects that in his previous life, the king was a merchant and while passing through a forest, he came across a pond. Being very thirsty he rushed to drink some water. However, there was also a cow with her calf who came to drink water from that pond. But he looked down in arrogance upon the cow & her calf and chased them away. While he drank water from the pond and quenched his thirst, the cow and her calf left thirsty.

Due to this sin that he committed he was cursed with not having a son of his own. Sage Lomesh told the subjects that the king along with his queen should observe the ‘Shravan Shukla Paksha Ekadashi Vrat’ which is also known as ‘Shravan Putrada Ekadashi Vrat’ and also told the subjects to do the same themselves and offer their ‘Punya’ (good deed effects) that they would accumulate by observing the Vrat.

The subjects went back and gave Sage Lomesh’s message or instructions to the king. Everybody including the king, queen and all the subjects observed the Shravan Putrada ekadashi Vrat with the subjects eventually offering their Punya to the king.

Just as what the holy sage Lomesh said, the king and queen were soon blessed by a baby boy who became a worthy successor later on. Such is the significance of the Shravan Putrada Ekasdashi.

 

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Shravan Putrada Ekadashi Vrat (Fast) Ritual

Mentioned below is the general Vrat (Fast) ritual or process that one could follow on Shravan Putrada Ekadashi:

  • Take a bath early in the morning (preferably before Sunrise) on 27th August and take the ‘Sankalpa’ (resolution) for the Vrat.
  • Worship Lord Vishnu as well as the Bal Gopal or Laddoo Gopal which is the child form of Lord Krishna.
  • Worship Lord Vishnu and LOrd Krishna the entire day by singing hymns, listening to spiritual discourses, meditating and whatever that keeps you in a pious state of mind while being connected to the divine.
  • Observe a fast on 27th August and perform the Parana on the next day during the timings that we mentioned above in the article.
  • Offer ‘Arghya’ to Lord Vishnu to complete the process of Parana and Vrat as a whole.
  • Offer food to Brahmins and needy people.

FAQs

When is Shravan Putrada Ekadashi in 2023?

Shravan Putrada Ekadashi will occur on 27th August 2023 and the Parana for the Vrat will happen on the next day that is- 28th August 2023.

Which are the two Putrada Ekadashis?

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi and Shravan Putrada Ekadashi are the two Putrada Ekadashis that occur in a year.

What is the significance of Shravan Putrada Ekadashi?

The Shravan Putrada Ekadashi blesses people who observe a Vrat or fast on this auspicious occasion with the immensely auspicious & prosperous blessings of both Lord Vishnu as well as Lord Shiva.

Is there a specific puja that can be performed on Shravan Putrada Ekadashi alongside the usual rituals?

Absolutely. Since the Shravan Putrada Ekadashi occurs in the holy month of Shravan which is known to open a cosmic portal through which it becomes very easy to please Lord Shiva, getting a Rudrabhishek Puja performed in your name on Shravan Putrada Ekadashi apart from observing the usual rituals would bring the blessings of both Lord Vishnu as well as Lord Shiva in your life.

Is the Shravan Putrada Ekadashi only for those who want to have a child?

While the Shravan Putrada Ekadashi is highly beneficial to those married couples who want to have a child of their own, it anyway holds enormous significance for all devotees irrespective of their desires.