Pavitra Ekadashi (Pavitropana Ekadashi, Putrada Ekadashi) is observed on Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha of Shravan Month as per all lunar calendars of India. In 2017, Pavitra Ekadashi, Pavitropana Ekadashi date is August 3.
It is one of the great Ekadashi vrata among all 24 Ekadashi observed in Hinduism. Glories or merits or benefits of this Ekadasi vrata are listed in many holy scriptures that even listening to Pavitra Ekadasi vrat katha would make the devotee free from all his sins.
Pavitropana Ekadashi vrat katha is mentioned in the ‘Bhavishyottara Purana’. Lord Krishna explained the glories of this Ekadasi to King Yushishtira. Vrat katha of Pavitropana Ekadasi is associated with Lord Mahajit and his devotion in observing this Ekadasi vrata.
In 2015, Pavitra Ekadashi, Pavitropana Ekadashi date was August 26.
In 2014, Pavitra Ekadashi, Pavitropana Ekadashi date was August 7.
In 2013, Pavitra Ekadashi, Pavitropana Ekadashi date was August 17.
Pavitra Ekadashi 2012 or Pavitropana Ekadashi 2012 date was July 29.