Pavitra Ekadashi Significance, Rituals, and Fasting
Tritiya of Shukla Paksha of Shravan month gets the form of Pavitra Ekadashi. This year the festival of Pavitra Ekadashi is celebrated on 27 August 2023. According to religious texts, listening to the story of this fast gives the fruit of the holy yagya. The importance of Pavitra Ekadashi was told by Lord Krishna to Dharma Yudhishthira.
According to God's statement, if a childless person observes this fast with complete rituals and devotion, then he gets the status of a saint. Therefore, those people who wish for the happiness of sage, attain sage by observing this fast. All the sins of man are destroyed by listening and reciting this holy universe. There is an increase of progeny and by enjoying all the pleasures one attains heaven in the hereafter.
Pavitra Ekadashi Date and Time (Muhurat)
Pavitra Ekadashi Date - Sunday, 27 August 2023
Ekadashi date starts - 26 August 2023 from 00:08
Ekadashi date ends - 27 August 2023 at 21:32
Significance of Pavitra Ekadashi
It is believed that the fruit that is obtained by doing charity and rigorous penance is the collective sacred fruit of the fast for the universe. It is said that by observing this fast one gets the greatest love in life and the blessings of Lord Vishnu. The importance of this full moon fast increases even more in the month of Sawan. It is also very important to do charity on this day. It is believed that donating clothes, fruits, and food items to a religious person on this day brings blessings to Lord Vishnu and brings success in life.
Rituals Method Of The Pavitra Ekadashi
After retiring from the Dussehra bath etc in the morning, meditate on Lord Vishnu and take a vow of fasting. After this, bathe the idol of Lord Vishnu with Panchamrit and light a lamp of pure desi ghee. Then the story after blooming. After this perform aarti and offer Bhog. You can also recite Vishnu Sahastranam. Light a lamp under Tulsi in the evening and then take the fruit. The next day offers food to Brahmins and takes their blessings by donating according to your ability. Then take food and keep fast.
Pavitra Ekadashi Story
In ancient times, King Suketuman used to rule in a city. He was always worried about the fact that there are no saints in the state. One day King Suketuman went towards the forest and went to the forest and reached a very dense forest. While living in the forest, the king felt very thirsty. He went further inside the forest in search of water where he saw a pond. The king saw that an ashram of sages was also built near the lake and many sages were reciting Vedas.
The king bowed down to all the sages in turn. The sages blessed the king, the king asked the sages the reason for their group. Muni said that he is Vishwadev and has come to the lake to take a bath. From today the bath of Magh month will start from Panchami Tithi and today is Putrada Ekadashi. One who fasts on this day is blessed with a son.
The king has given this report in which Vishwadevgan has said that if you all are happy with me then you can bless me to have a son. Muni said, O king, today is the fast of Putrada Ekadashi. You fast today and see Lord Narayan. The king observed a fast on the holy Ekadashi and performed the rituals as per the method prescribed by the sage. With the auspicious fruit of the fast, the king was blessed with a child. In this way, one who observes this fast gets a son. If there are obstacles to becoming a monk, then by observing this fast, they go away. The person who listens to the greatness of this fast gets salvation.
A son is considered extremely important in society as he takes care of the parents in their old age in life and ensures the welfare of his parents in the hereafter by performing shradh. While each Ekadashi has a different name and is set for certain goals, the goal of having a son is so great that two Putrada Ekadashis are dedicated to it. If you want to know more details about Pavitra Ekadashi then you can take online astrology consultation.