Putrada Ekadashi

Putrada Ekadashi

July-August; 11th day of waxing half of Hindu month of Sravana
The Hindu Ekadashi, or 11th-day fast known as Putrada Ekadashi, is observed primarily by parents who want to produce a son. A fast is observed, Vishnu is worshipped and meditated upon, and the Brahmans are fed and presented with robes and money. Fasting and piety on this day are believed to ensure the conception of a boy, especially for those who sleep in the same room where Vishnu has been worshipped.
Would-be parents are also expected to observe the Ekadashi that falls in the waning half of the month of Sravana. It is known as Kamada Ekadashi, or the Wish-Fulfilling Ekadashi.
SOURCES:
RelHolCal-2004, p. 172
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