Ekadasi is an important day in the Hindu calendar. It is the 11th tithi of each month and is dedicated to Bhagwan Vishnu. It is believed that observing Yekadasi helps to purify one’s mind and soul, leading to a spiritual awakening. On this day, devotees fast and perform special rituals in order to gain the blessings of Lord Vishnu.
Besides this, it is also believed that observing Yekadasi can help one attain good health, wealth, and prosperity. Thus, it has become an important part of Hindu culture and tradition.There are two Ekadashi due to having two paksha’s in a month, one on the Shukla Paksha and the other on the Krishna Paksha.
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, also known as Pavitropana Ekadashi and Pavitra Ekadashi, is a Hindu holy day, which falls on the eleventh lunar day (ekadashi) of a fortnight on the waxing moon in the Hindu month of Shravana which in the Gregorian calendar falls in July or August.
Lomasa Risi said, ‘There is an Ekadashi called Pavitra, which comes during the light fortnight of the month of Sravana. On this day, all of you, including your king, must fast and stay up all night, strictly observing the rules and regulations. Then you have to give the king what you gain from the bounty of this fast. If you follow these instructions of mine, he will surely be blessed with a good son.
Why Ekadashi Celebrate?
Ekadasi is a special day in the Hindu calendar, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is celebrated every eleventh day of the waxing and waning moon cycle. On this day, devotees observe a strict fast and engage in spiritual practices such as chanting mantras or listening to religious discourses.
Lord Krishna explained to Yudhisthira the importance of observing this fast with devotion. He said that if one keeps this fast with devotion, he will be blessed with a son who will be virtuous and strong like an elephant. Keeping this fast also helps purify one’s soul and brings them closer to God.
Ekadasi is celebrated across India by devotees of Lord Vishnu. People observe the fast on this day as it brings them blessings from Lord Vishnu and fulfills all their wishes and desires.