Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is also known as Pavitropana Ekadashi and Pavitra Ekadashi. This special Ekadashi is largely observed by the Hindus with great devotion and dedication as per the ancient Hindu tradition and culture. The day is marked by fasting by the devotees who does it as per the special rules and regulations. The date of Shravana Putrada Ekadashi is decided by the lunar calendar. The auspicious day is marked by the observances of special prayers and religious rituals, including special puja to Lord Vishnu.
According to the Hindu traditional calendar, in the Hindu month of Shravana (July-August), on the 11th lunar day (ekadashi) of the fortnight of the waxing moon falls the Shravana Putrada Ekadashi or Pavitropana Ekadashi or Pavitra Ekadashi. This particular day is also called as Shravana Putrada Ekadashi, in order to largely differentiate it from the other Putrada Ekadashi in Pausha or that falls in the month of December-January as per the Georgian calendar, that is also known as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi.
This auspicious day is especially and grandly observed by Vaishnavas who are ardent followers of Lord Vishnu. On this particular day, a perfect 24 hours fasting is wholeheartedly observed and respectful worship is grandly offered to the Lord Vishnu by both husband and wife, who don’t have a son for a long time after marriage, in order to beget a male child with prayer and rituals (like other ekadashis). Devotees and pilgrims long with their family members, relatives and friends visit temples that are dedicated to Lord Vishnu with great devotion and dedication. They participated in all the special prayers and religious rituals of this auspicious day. This special Ekadashi plays a significant role in the life of Hindus. This day has religious and spiritual importance too. Special pujas are performed in most of the Lord Vishnu temples.