Today, 22 January 2013 is Putrada Ekadasi. 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.
Ekadasi begins at 11.23 PM on 21 January and ends at 2.07 AM on 23 January 2013. This year, Putrada Ekadasi falls in Thai Masam in Tamil calendar, Makaram Month in Malayalam calendar and Maagh 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.
Putrada Ekadasi Vrat Parana Time (Break fast Time): 8.47 AM to 10.35 AM on 23 January 2013. On Parana day, the ending time of Harivasara is – 8.47 AM.