Putrada Ekadashi | Rastriya Bhakka Diwas | Hamro Patro

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Putrada Ekadashi | Rastriya Bhakka Diwas

Putrada Ekadashi: Story of the ancient king Suketuman

This Ekadashi has three names, Pavitropana and Pavitra Ekadashi, this has its significance among the chain of 52 Ekadashis across the year.

 So today is the 11th lunar day of the Poush waxing moon phase, according to the Padma Purana, the brat of Putrada Ekadashi is performed for worldly happiness and attainment of a son. Putrada Ekadashi falls on bith Shrawan and Poush Sukla Paksha.

According to the scriptures, King Suketuman ruled the city of Bhadravatipuri in ancient times. Concerns were added to the royal family because the king was childless. Even King Suketuman's father was worried about not having a successor. As the day wore on, one day King Suketuman rode through the forest and reached the dense forest. He was tired and thirsty because he had gone deep into the forest. In search of water, he rushed more into the jungle. In the distance, he saw a lake of water, but there the sages had built an ashram and were reciting the Vedas. After getting off his horse, King Suketuman drank the water of the lake and greeted the sages.

The king asked the sages why they were gathered in the lake. The sages also replied that they had gathered for bathing as Putrada Ekadashi was approaching. When the king inquired about the brat of Putrada Ekadashi with the sages, the sages said that the brat of Ekadashi was essential for having a son and offspring. The king also completed all the rituals and observed the brat of Putrada Ekadashi. As a result, according to the legend that he had a son, even today, the Mahatma of Putrada Ekadashi Brat is considered important.

Best wishes on this Ekadashi

Rastriya Bhakka Diwas

What is Bhakka?
Bhakka, a traditional dish of the Koch Rajbanshi community, is one of the most popular dishes of Eastern Nepal, which is eaten more especially in winter. Bhakka is prepared by steaming rice flour in water and eaten with chutney. National Bhaakka Day is celebrated every year on the 29th of December with the belief that it is necessary to promote both its original features and health benefits.

Welcome to the national Bhakka day of 2078 BS, meaningful wishes.

Suyog Dhakal

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