Today, 9 August 2011 is Putrada Ekadashi (Pavitra Ekadasi / Pavitropana Ekadasi). It is one of the meritorious Ekadasi vrata as it falls in Shravan Month which is the favorite month for both: Lord Vishnu & Goddess Lakshmi. Jhulan Yatra or Jhoola festival begins on this day in many temples dedicated to Lord Sri Krishna & Jagannatha.
Putrada Ekadasi vrat katha or the story of Putrada Ekadashi is mentioned in Bhavishya Uttara Purana as a conversation between Lord Krishna and King Yudhistira. Krishna explained the story of a Dwapara Yuga’s King Mahijit of Mahishmatipuri who performed this Ekadasi vrata and blessed with a handsome, healthy son who later shined his father’s name & fame.