Putrada Ekadashi: Legend behind celebrating this holy day
This day is of great importance for those who do not have a son and want a son to complete the family. As per Hindu mythology, the son is the most important part of the family and it also helps the parents to get rid of one of the hells also as he can perform the rituals for the salvation of the parents. Putrada Ekadashi is also known as Pavitra Ekadashi which means holy day. According to the legend it says king Suketuman and queen Shaibya didn’t had children. This made the king very sad. He was worried about his dynasty as there was no future generation to rule. He was also worried that no one will be there to perform his death rituals. Unable to bear the sadness one day he left to the forest where he saw some sages on the day of Putrada Ekadashi. There to the sages he told the story and his desire to have a good son. The sages asked him to observe the fast on that Ekadashi. The king returned to the palace and along with queen observed the fast. Soon he got a beautiful son and hence his worries for the future came to an end.
Observing Putrada Ekadashi
During this auspicious day it is ideal to keep fast for the whole day. If not whole day then you can keep fast for half day. It is important to worship Lord Vishnu during this holy day as he is considered as the god who can fulfill one’s desire to have a son. It is believed by Hindus that if the Lord Vishnu is pleased he blesses with a son which can help the parents to get their dreams come true. Childless couple should worship and pray to Lord Vishnu to beget a healthy son.