Pavitra Ekadashi - Thursday 3rd August
Pavitra Ekadashi - Bhadarva Sud Ekadashi
King Yudhishthir asked Bhagwan, "O Shree Krishna! By what name the Ekadashi falling in the Sud fortnight of the month of Bhadrapad? Please narrate me the Katha of its significance."
Bhagwan Shree Krishna replied, "O King Yudhishthir! Bhadarva Sud Ekadashi is known as Pavitra (Parivartini) Ekadashi. Also known as Vaman Ekadashi, it is capable of dispelling all sins and harbinger of good fortune. Fasting on this Ekadashi grants one heaven or Moksha as per devotee's desire. Whoever wishes to uplift himself should observe its Vrat. My devotees worship Bhagwan Vaman on this day, which bring them closer to Me. Bhagwan Narayan, asleep since Devshayani Ekadashi, turns on His side. Therefore this Ekadashi is known as Parivartini Ekadashi."