It is the time for festivity and individuals across the nation are too much engrossed in it. On January 17, Pausha Putrada Ekadashi will be observed, and it will end on the next day, January 18. Putrada Ekadashi is a Hindu holiday which falls on the 11th lunar day (Ekadashi) of the fortnight of the waxing moon in the Hindu month of Pausha. It is for those couples who desire for a son. During Putrada Ekadashi, the couples observe long-day fasting and worship Lord Vishnu. The followers of Vishnu, Vaishnavas especially mark the Hindu festival. Here is the date, shubh muhurat, tithi timing of the auspicious Hindu festival. January 2019 Festivals, Events and Holiday Calendar. 

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2019 Date, Shubh Muhurat and Tithi Timing

This year, Pausha Putrada Ekadashi will be observed on January 17, and the Ekadashi tithi begins at 12:03 am and ends at 10:34 pm on the same day. Again, the Parana time will be between 07:19 am to 09:24 am and the Parana Day Dwadeshi will be ended the next day at 08:22 pm. Important Dates And Significance of the Tamil Harvest Festival. 

Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2019 History and Significance

The tale of Pausha Putra Ekadeshi comes from Bhavishya Purana which is told by the Hindu Lord Krishna to the king Yudhishthira. Once, king of Bhadravati, Karnataka, Suketuman and his queen Shaibya were grieved by the absence of progeny. The couple was worried that without someone to offer shraddha, they would not be at peace. Upset, the king left his kingdom and went to the forest without the knowledge to everyone.

After wandering in the woods for days, King Suketuman reached an ashram of some sages on the bank of Lake Mansarovar on Putrada Ekadashi. The sages revealed that they were the ten divine Vishvadevas. The sages advised the king to observe the Putrada Ekadashi, fast to be blessed with a son. The king obeyed. After returning to the kingdom, the King and Queen were blessed by a son, who grew up to become a heroic king.

Ekadashis are holy days that are observed twice every month, all of them holds a specific significance. Ekadashi Parana is done after sunrise on next day of Ekadashi fast, and it is necessary to do Parana within Dwadashi tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jan 17, 2019 09:53 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website