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Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha during Pausha month is called Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. Sudarshan Chakradhari Lord Vishnu is worshipped on this day.

 It is believed that if a person fasts on this day, she/he is blessed with a child and so the name Pausha Putrada Ekadashi.

This Ekadashi is very popular among female community.

The effect of this Ekadashi fast also protects one’s child from all wrongdoings and evil.

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Vrat Puja Vidhi

One should worship Lord Vishnu devotedly on the day of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. Puja rituals for the fast are as follows:

1.  One should have Sattvic food only one time on the day of Dashami, and follow the rules of the fast and Brahmacharya strictly.
2.  Take vows for the fast after bathing in the early morning. Offer Ganga water, Tulsidal (multiple tulsi leaves tied together), sesame seeds, flowers and Panchamrit, and worship Lord Narayana.
3.  One should not drink water while fasting for this Ekadashi (Nirjala Vrat). If they want, they can have fruits after lighting lamps (Deep Daan) in the evening.
4.  Next day on Dwadashi, feed and donate things to the needy and Brahmins. Then, open your fast.

How to fulfill your wish for an Offspring?

●  At early morning, both husband and wife should worship Lord Krishna together.
●  Chant Santan Gopal mantra.
●  After chanting the mantra, both should have the Prasad.
●  Donate things and feed the poor as per your heart’s desire.

Story of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

Once upon a time, King Suketu ruled Bhadravathi city.

His wife’s name was Shaivya.

They had no offspring and were unhappy.

One day, they handed over their kingdom to their minister (Mantri) and went to the forest.

They thought to commit suicide.

But then the King realized that there is no bigger sin than suicide.

Then, they heard the voices reciting Vedas and moved in that direction.

When they reached there, they met hermits (Rishi), who told them the importance of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi.

After that, both of them performed the fast of this Ekadashi, as a result of which they were blessed with a child.

Since then, the value of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi kept on increasing.

So, those couples who are childless must perform the fast of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi devotedly to get the blessings of the God in the form of a child.

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

Parana means breaking the fast. Ekadashi Parana is done after sunrise on next day of Ekadashi fast.

It is necessary to do Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise.

Not doing Parana within Dwadashi is similar to an offence.

Parana should not be done during Hari Vasara. One should wait for Hari Vasara to get over before breaking the fast.

Hari Vasara is first one fourth duration of Dwadashi Tithi.

The most preferred time to break the fast is Pratahkal.

One should avoid breaking the fast during Madhyahna.

If due to some reasons one is not able to break the fast during Pratahkal then one should do it after Madhyahna.

At times Ekadashi fasting is suggested on two consecutive days.

It is advised that Smartha with family should observe fasting on first day only.

The alternate Ekadashi fasting, which is the second one, is suggested for Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha.

When alternate Ekadashi fasting is suggested for Smartha it coincides with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day.

Ekadashi fasting on both days is suggested for staunch devotees who seek for love and affection of Lord Vishnu.

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi : Why It Is Considered As A Divine Occasion?

The Procedure of fasting on the Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

  • Wake up early in the morning and meditate in the name of Lord Vishnu.
  • Take a bath in pure water and wear clean clothes.
  • Place an idol of Lord Vishnu in the temple of your house.
  • Cover it with a yellow or red cloth.
  • Place a Kalash, tie a red cloth on it and worship it.
  • Give a bath to Lord Vishnu’s idol and cover it with clothes.
  • Offer sweets and fruits to Lord Vishnu.
  • Worship Lord Vishnu with incense and perform the aarti
  • Practice fasting the entire day.
  • Consume fruits in the evening only after listening to the “Katha”
  • On the second day, feed Brahmins and complete the practice by donating as much as you can.

Putrada Ekadashi Importance

The Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, as the name suggests, is practised by couples and women for a good son, the well-being of their children, and the health and welfare of their family.

The Putrada Ekadashi is practised by parents since having a son is considered to be crucial in Hindu society as he takes care of them in their old age and helps them to attain salvation.

The tale of Putrada Ekadashi was told by Lord Krishna to King Yudhishthar (the eldest of the five Pandavas).

Once there was a King called Suketuman who ruled Bhadravati.

He was a kind and generous king, but generally unenthusiastic in his life.

He committed no sin, there was no ill-gotten wealth in his treasure and he always believed in justice and kindness.

However, the fact that he had no son to look after his kingdom after his demise made him very anxious.

He believed that without a son, he would not gain happiness in this life or any other life.

Being depressed, one day he just begin to walk in the woods to calm his mind and reached the bank of a lake, where he saw a few sages residing at the bank.

He politely shared his agony with them and asked if they could help him.

Pleased with his gesture they asked him to practice a fast on Paush Shukla paksha Ekadashi and pray to Lord Vishnu for a son.

The king did exactly with complete devotion and faith, what he was told.

After a few days, the queen realised that she was pregnant and nine months later they were blessed with a male child.

The kingdom got their prince and the couple got their legal heirs and ever since the fast of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is followed by couples who wish to have children, especially a son.

Practices To Avoid On Pausha Putra Ekadashi

The Pausha Putra Ekadashi is an auspicious period, and the devotee must worship, and enchant the bhajan and kirtan of Lord Vishnu during night hours.

In the Hindu religion, all bad practices should be avoided on this day, as mentioned below, to prevent severe unwanted consequences.

  • The devotee must not take part in any indecent activity like gambling on the day of the Putrada Ekadashi fast. According to religious beliefs, doing so destroys the lineage of a person.
  • One should not steal on the day of Ekadashi fasting, as it is said that stealing on this day incurs a sin for seven generations.
  • Ekadashi fasting is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vishnu. One should only consume Satvikk food during the fast to get the blessings of Lord Vishnu on this day.
  • Ekadashi fasting is considered very auspicious among all the fasts in the Hindu Dharma. On this day, the fasting devotee must not use abusive language and be polite with everyone to get the blessings of Lord Vishnu.
  • On the Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, the devotee should abstain from anger and lies.

Mantras of Lord Vishnu

Chanting these mantras will bring peace and prosperity in your life and help you get the blessings of Lord Vishnu.

Main Mantras of Vishnu

Shanta Karam Bhujang Shayanam Padma Nabham Suresham.

Vishwadharam Gaganasdrsyam Meghavarnam Shubhangam.

Lakshmi Kantam Kamal Nayanam Yogibhirdhyana Nagmyam.

Om Namo: Narayana. Om Namo: Bhagwat Vasudevaya.

Vishnu Gayatri Mahamantra

Om Narayana Vidmahe. Vasudevay Dhimayi. Tanno Vishnu Prachodayat.

Vande Vishnum Bhavabhayharam Sarva Lokakenatham.

Vishnu Krishna Avatar Mantra

Shri Krishna Govind Hare Murare. Hey Nath Narayan Vasudevaya.

Beej Mantra of Vishnu

  • Om Brihaspatiye Namah.
  • Om kleen Brihaspatiye
  • Om Gram Greem Graums: Gurve Namah.
  • Om Sri Brihaspatiye Namah.
  • Om Gurve Namah.

Chanting these mantras will bring peace and prosperity to your life and help you get the blessings of Lord Vishnu. 


Now that you know all you need to about the Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, you can practice all the rituals and please Lord Vishnu for the desired results.

We wish you all the best and hope all your wishes come true.

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi – Significance & Observance

What is Putrada Ekadashi?

Putrada Ekadashi is one of the most significant and vital observances dedicated to the deity, Lord Vishnu.

The rituals of this festival are usually performed by the married couples.

Married women who want to have a baby boy observe a Putrada Ekadashi fast 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. The eleventh tithi of every Hindu month according to the Hindu lunar calendar is called as the Ekadashi.

The first Putrada Ekadashi is called as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi or Paush Shukla Putrada Ekadashi which is celebrated either in January or December month according to the Gregorian calendar.

And the second Putrada Ekadashi is called as Shravana Putrada Ekadashi which falls in the month of August or July as per the calendar year.

What is Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Vrat Katha?

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Vrat can be concluded only after listening to the Vrat Katha. Following is the Pausha Putrada Ekadashi story:

As per the legend, the king of Bhadravati named Suketu Man and his queen Habiya were not happy and remain depressed as they did not have any boy child.

They were too worried thinking about the Shradh rituals as who would perform the Shradh rituals after their death to make their souls rest in peace.

In such frustration, 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 few sages residing on the bank of Mansarovar. The sages after knowing about the King, suggested him, to observe a Pausha Ekadashi fast to get blessed with a son.

By following the advice of the learned sages, Suketu Man went back to the Kingdom and along with his queen observed a strict fast of Pausha Ekadashi.

Soon, both of them were blessed with a male child by the divine blessings and grace of Lord Vishnu.

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Puja Vidhi

Every ritual of fast is required to be performed and observed with an adequate vidhi in order to seek maximum benefits out of it.

Following is the puja vidhi of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi:

  • The devotees are required to wake up early morning and take a bath
  • Observers are required to recite the Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram
  • The fast is observed for a period of complete 24 hours (In a milder version of the fast, the devotees can also observe a partial fast)
  • The observers must refrain themselves from consuming all type of grains and rice too.
  • If the couple has progeny issues or they do not have any child then both the wife as well as the husband must fast together and should worship Lord Vishnu jointly.
  • They must devote their time and attention in worshipping Lord Vishnu, performing bhajan kirtan and must also observe a night vigil
  • Special Puja is required to be performed for worshipping deity Vishnu
  • The observers must visit a nearby temple of Lord Krishna or Lord Vishnu and offer sacred food (Prasad) to the idols of the deities
  • All the puja and rituals must be concluded with Aarti of Lord Vishnu.

Mantra for the Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

The following Mantras are recited while observing Pausha Putrada Ekadashi puja and fast:

  • Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya Mantra
  • Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram
  • Vishnu Ashtothram

Ekadashi Fasting Days

Apart from Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, there are 23 Ekadashi Vrat in a year that fall on Krishna and Shukla Paksha of Hindu Calendar.

All these Ekadashi tithi are very significant in Hindu traditions and are popular with various Ekadashi names.

Here is the list of Ekadashi Vrat observed throughout the year.

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is a sacred day to observe a fast by the Vaishnavas.

It falls on the ‘ekadashi’ (11th day) during the Shukla Paksha (the bright fortnight of moon) of the month of ‘Pausha’ in the traditional Hindu calendar.

This corresponds to the months of December to January in the English calendar.

The word ‘Putrada’ in Hindi implies ‘giver of sons’ and as this ekadashi falls during the Hindu month of ‘Pausha’ it is known as ‘Pausha Putrada Ekadashi’.

This ekadashi is mainly observed by couples who desire to be blessed with a son.

 Lord Vishnu is worshipped with complete dedication and zeal on this day.

The Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is very auspicious, especially for followers of Lord Vishnu in the Northern states of the country.

In some regions of South India, Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is celebrated as ‘Vaikunta Ekadashi’, ‘Swargavathil Ekadashi’ or ‘Mukkoti Ekadashi’.

Rituals during Pausha Putrada Ekadashi:

  • The Pausha Putrada Ekadashi vrat is mainly observed by women who desire to give birth to a son. On this day Lord Vishnu is worshipped devotedly to be blessed with a male child. Couples also pray to their deity for the well-being of their offspring. No food is eaten at all during the ekadashi and the fast continues for a period of 24 hours. Even those who do not observe the Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, must abstain from consuming cereals, rice, beans, grains and specific spices and vegetable on this day.
  • For couples desiring a male child, both the wife and husband should observe the Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. If one cannot keep a complete fast, partial fasting is allowed and is equally fruitful.
  • On the day of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi the couple should avoid sleeping during the time and keep a ‘jagaran’ by singing bhakti songs of Lord Vishnu. Reciting ‘Vishnu Sahastranaam’ and other Vedic mantras is also believed to be auspicious. The devotees also visit the nearby temples of Lord Vishnu as on this day special puja and bhajan kirtans are organised.

Importance of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi:

In the Hindu society, bearing a son is extremely important as he is the one who looks after the parents during their old age.

Also in the Hindu customs, a son is only entitled to offer ‘shraddha’ ritual to his ancestors.

Therefore this day of ‘Pausha Putrada Ekadashi’ is dedicated to bestow the couples with a male progeny.

There is a total of 24 ekadashis in the Hindu year, with each one having a specific goal. But the power of blessing a couple with a male child is present only in the two ‘putrada’ ekadashis, with one of them being the Pausha Putrada Ekadashi.

Also by observing this sacred fast, all the sins of the person will be pardoned and the observer will enjoy a happy and prosperous life.

The greatness of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is mentioned in the ‘Bhavishya Purana’ as a discussion between King Yudhisthira and Lord Krishna.

It is known that the virtue of the Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is even more than performing 100 Raja Suya Yagyas or 1000 Ashvamedha Yagyas.

Introduction to Pausha Putrada Ekadasi

‘Putrada’ in Sanskrit, means ‘Giver of Son,’ and Pausha is the Sanskrit name of the month between December and January.

The Ekadasi falling in this period in Shukla Paksha (waxing phase) is known as Pausha Putrada Ekadasi.

This day is also known as Putrada Ekadasi.

In South India, this day is celebrated as Vaikunta Ekadasi, Swargavathil Ekadasi, and Mukkoti Ekadasi.

Story of Pausha Putrada Ekadasi

Lord Krishna has narrated a tale on Putrada Ekadasi to King Yudhishthira (eldest of the Pandavas) in Bhavishya Purana.

King Suketuman, who ruled Bhadravati and his Queen Shaibya were in deep grief due to the absence of progeny.

They were worried that their souls would not rest in peace without a son performing Shraddha (ancestral ritual) for them after death.

The frustrated king left his kingdom and went to the forest.

There, he met with a group of sages on Pausha Ekadasi, who revealed themselves to be the ten divine Vishnu Devas.

Upon hearing his misery, they advised him to observe the Putrada Ekadasi Vrat, to be blessed with a son.

The king went back to his kingdom and observed severe fasting for Lord Vishnu and was soon blessed with a son, who grew up to be a very successful king.

Significance of Pausha Putrada Ekadasi

Pausha Putrada Ekadasi is a highly auspicious day to worship Lord Vishnu and seek the blessing of having children and for their well-being.

Keeping fast for Lord Vishnu on Pausha Putrada Ekadasi erases the karma of infertility and blesses one with progeny.

Rituals of Pausha Putrada Ekadasi Vrat

Couples who yearn for a son follow strict fasting for Lord Vishnu on Putrada Ekadasi. Fasting is also observed for the well-being of one’s children.

Special Poojas are done in Vishnu temples by childless couples seeking his divine blessing.

Eating grains, pulses, and spices are avoided; however, partial fasting can be observed with the consumption of milk and fruits.

The custom of performing Til (sesame seeds) Abishekam prevails in certain regions. Reciting Vishnu Sahasranamam (1000 names of Vishnu) and Vedic mantras are considered favorable.

Benefits of Pausha Putrada Ekadasi Vrat

As per sacred texts, observing Pausha Putrada Ekadasi Vrat can bestow the following blessings:

  • Blessing of a male progeny.
  • Absolve all the sins.
  • A happy and prosperous life.
  • Virtues obtained from this fast are more than performing 100 Raja Surya Yagnas or 1000 Ashwamedha Yagnas (Fire Rituals to attain power and sovereignty).

Connect With The Divine

The sacred scriptures prescribe fire ceremony, Abishekam (hydration ceremony), Pooja/Archana (Light and Sound ceremony), Yantra and Mantra (special sounds) as the ways to offer your prayer to the divine.

Out of these, fire ceremony is the most evolved spiritual technology on earth to connect with the divine beings.

Participate in the remedial services to clear your karma and receive the blessings.

Vishnu Pooja

Any form of ceremonial or organized worship can generally be termed a pooja.

Rituals like an abhishekam, alankaram, archana, etc.

can qualify to be so called. A pooja, in the present context, can be taken to specify an archana.

Vishnu Homa

Lord Vishnu is the preserver and protector of the universe and one among the Trinity. Performing a sacred homa to Lord Vishnu can bestow you with wealth, good health, happiness, and prosperity.

Maha Vishnu Yantra

Maha Vishnu is the protector of this Universe; he guards all the living beings on this earth plane.

When you worship him, you will be gifted with long life, prosperity, peace, happiness and success.

Impediments will no longer stand on your way of achievements.

Significance of Putrada Ekadashi

Most people fast on Ekadashi as it is one of the most promising and fruitful days for fasting.

Pausha putrada ekadashi is Ekadashi on Shukla Paksha of Pausha month.

Putrada Ekadashi Vrat Katha

As per the mythological Putrada Ekadashi Katha, there was King Suketuman and his queen Shaivya of Bhadravati.

They had everything in their Bhadravati kingdom.

It was a prosperous kingdom.

However, the King and queen were sad and always worried as they had no children.

The kingdom did not have any heir.

The King thought of committing suicide but gave up the idea as it would be a sin to take away life.

When being sad about his situation, he felt like going to the forest instead of the Rajpath.

The King saw many birds and animals in the forest, and he kept on watching them.

After that, he went and sat on the banks of a river where there was an ashram.

He went to the ashram and told sage Muni about his grievance and how it was bothering him.

That is when the sage told the King about Putrada Ekadashi.

King kept this fast and also passed it as per law.

The queen, within a few days, conceived, and they were blessed with a baby boy.

This was the putrada ekadashi story that holds a huge significance especially for people looking to be parents.

Lord Krishna, the avatar of Lord Vishnu, is worshipped on this day.

The importance of Putrada Ekadashi is mainly for the couples to be blessed with children.

Putrada Ekadashi Vrat Vidhi & Puja Vidhi

Take a bath early in the morning and keep the Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Vrat as Nirjal, Jala Vrat or Phalhari vrat.

If you have kept the vrat to have children on the day of Putrada Ekadashi, then you should worship infant Shri Krishna, Shri Narayana and Lord Krishna’s hair.

Both husband and wife should worship lord Krishna together. Offerings of yellow fruits, flowers, basil and panchamrit are given during the Putrada Ekadashi puja.

The Putrada Ekadashi mantra is the Gopal Mantra. Both husband and wife take the prasad post the puja as a form of blessing.

The DO’s and DON’Ts of Putrada Ekadashi

  • Don’t gamble on Pausha Putrada Ekadashi.
  • Pausha Putrada Ekadashi should be spent chanting mantras, staying awake, singing devotional songs in honour of Lord Vishnu.
  • On the day of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, refrain from lying or getting angry at someone.
  • Try not to sleep throughout the day of Ekadashi.

How To Open Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Parana

Parana means opening the fast.

The Ekadashi vrat is opened the next day.

The fast needs to Paraned within Dwadashi Tithi before dawn for fruitful results.

Make sure you do not open the fast during Hari Vasara and Madhyahna.

Wait for Hari Vasara and Madhyahna to finish opening the fast.

The most preferential time to open the fast is Pratahkal.

In some cases, Putrada Ekadashi vrat is advised for two days; however, the second fasting is for widows, saints and the ones who are looking for moksha.

If you are looking to find solutions to your problems, be it a career, business, property, wealth, finance, shares, love, marriage etc.

Importance of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi

According to Hindu legend, only a son can perform the rites of his ancestors after they decease.

It is also believed that a person’s soul can find the gates of heaven if their last rites are performed by a son.

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is believed to be son provider and people (more couples than individuals) observe this fast in hope of a son.

Devotees pray to Lord Vishnu and seek His blessings in the form of a son. Similar to Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, there is another Ekadashi called Shravana Putrada Ekadashi which is observed with the same goal.

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is more popular in North India, while in other states more importance is given to the Shravana Ekadashi.

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi Vrat Kaise Kare?

The day of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi begins with devotees taking a holy bath and wearing clean clothes.

After that Lord Vishnu is worshipped by offering Him sweets and fruits and His blessing is sought.

Since Pausha Putrada Ekadashi is mainly observed for expecting a child (preferably son), it is observed by couples rather than women only.

People who observe a fast on Pausha Putrada Ekadashi normally refrain from eating or drinking anything but there are many people who eat fruits and sweets on this day.

Other than this, people who do not observe fast on this day should also avoid eating rice, onion, garlic and spices.

Devotees recite and listen to Pausha Putrada Ekadashi vrat katha and recite mantras to please Lord Vishnu.

Devotees only break the fast the day after Ekadashi, i.e., on Dwadashi after taking a bath and offering prayers to Lord Vishnu.

On the day of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi, devotees should refrain from sleeping and instead should observe a jagran, praying and hailing to Lord Vishnu all night long.