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(1) The person who wants to observe Purada Ekadashi fast should get up early in the morning on Dashami Tithi, a day before Ekadashi.He should take a bath and perform his daily routine. He should have a single meal on Dashami Tithi.
(2) On Ekadashi , no meal is taken. (But if the health does not permit, one should take some fruits and milk.) In the night the Vrati should hear the religious discourses or read religious books.
(3) On Dwadashi Tithi, the Vrati should break the Vrat after feeding the Brahmins and giving them some Dan.
Importance of Putrada Ekadashi Vrat:-
Ekadashi Tithi is considered as a very pious Tithi. It is believed that Ekadashi Vrat is very beneficial.
Observing Ekadashi Vrat eradicates the sins of the Vrati.
Worshiping Lord Vishnu and offering Tulsi leaves, lighting earthen lamp and giving donation on this Ekadashi prove very fruitful.
The person who observes fast on Putrada Ekadashi is blessed with a good son. If the couple has no child even after a long time of their marriage, the husband and wife, both must observe the fast.
The story (Legend) about Putrada Ekadashi -
In the beginning of the Dwapur Yug, Mahijit, the king of Mahishmati had no child. So the king and the people of his kingdom were very much worried. One day the king went to the forest in search of such a sage who could suggest him (the king) some remedy or the other for getting a son. While wandering in the forest, one day the king Mahijit came across a great sage whose name was Lomash. Having known the reason of the king's wandering in the forest, Lomash Rishi advised him to observe the fast on Shravan Shukla Ekadashi.
The king acted upon the advice of the Rishi and observed the fast. As a result, in due course of time he got a son by the grace of Lord Vishnu.
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May this Putrada Ekadashi fulfill your wishes and bring you joy, peace and prosperity.