Putra Ganapati Vratam, also known as Vara Siddhi Vinaya Vratam, mainly observed by married couple to be blessed with children. Mainly celebrated in Andhra Pradesh and some parts of Karnataka, Putra Ganapati Vrata falls on Shukla paksha Chaturthi or Chavithi in Falguna masam. Putra Ganapati Vratham 2011 date is March 8. Putra Ganapati Vratam 2012 date..
Childless couples perform the vrata for children. The deity to worship on the day is as the name suggests, Putra Ganapati, Lord Ganapathi. Also called as Lord Ganesh, Vinayaka, Vignahantri, Gajanana, Ganadhipa, Lord Ganapathi has a great significance as the God of prosperity and happiness.
Rituals and Customs of Putra Ganapati Vrata
The devotees or the performers who observe the vrata, perform the Ganapati Puja with utmost devotion to be blessed with children by the God. Some enthusiasts observe fast on the day. Putra Ganapati Vrata should be done under the guidance of a well known priest or a pundit.