Today, 29 July 2012 is Ekadasi Vrat. It is known as Putrada Ekadasi, Pavitropana Ekadasi or Pavitra Ekadashi vrat. It falls in Shukla Paksha of Shravan Month.
Pavitra Ekadasi Vrat Katha (Story of this Ekadasi vrat) is mentioned in the Bhavishya Uttara Purana. The story of ‘Mahajit’ is associated with this Ekadasi.
On Pavitra Ekadasi, Jhulan Yatra or Jhoola Festival begins in Lord Jagannath Temples and Sri Krishna Temples all around the world.