20 January 2016 is Putrada Ekadashi (Pausha Putrada Ekadashi). It is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in Pausha Month (Pushya Masam) in all Hindu calendars. Putrada Ekadasi is celebrated two times – in Shravan Month & Paush Month.
This year, Putrada Ekadasi falls in Thai Masam in Tamil calendar, Makaram Month in Malayalam calendar and Paush Month in Bengali calendar.
Putrada Ekadasi Vrat removes all types of sins and makes one famous and learned. Shri Narayana, the Supreme Lord and original personality, and is the worshipable Deity of this Ekadashi, and for His faithful devotee He happily fulfills all desires and awards full perfection.
Putrada Ekadasi Vrat Katha, the story of this Ekadashi Vrat, is associated with King Suketuman who ruled a kingdom names Bhadravati. His queen was the famous Saibya. He was blessed with a good son after performing Putra Ekadashi Vratha.
Putrada Ekadasi vrat katha is mentioned in Bhavishyottara Purana as a conversation between King Yudhishtira and Lord Krishna.
As per a popular belief married couples without children will be blessed with children if they observe Putrada Ekadasi.
In 2015, Pausha Putrada Ekadashi was also celebrated as Vaikunta Ekadashi, Mukkoti Ekadashi or Swargavathil Ekadashi in South India.
Panchang, Paush Putrada Ekadashi – 20 January 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 07:14 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:01
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)14:52 Chandrastama (Moonset)28:25
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Ekadashi – 10:43
Nakshatra Rohini – 20:54
Yoga Brahma – 27:33*
Karana Bava – 21:59
Purnimanta Month Paush
Amavasyanta Month Paush
Shaka Samvatsara: Manmadha
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Kilaka
Rahu Kalam: 12:37 – 13:58
Gulika Kalam: 11:16 – 12:37
Yama Gandam: 08:35 – 09:56
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Makara
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha
Amrita Kalam 17:49 – 19:21
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 26:21* – 27:55*
Durmuhurthams: 12:16 – 12:59