Mukkoti/vaikunta ekadasi

February 25, 2008 RENU

  1. Occurs in Margasira(late Dec or early Jan)
  2. Vaishnavas(worship Lord Vishnu) believe that vaikunta dwaram is opened on that day.
  3. Lord opened the gate of Vaikuntam (his abode) for two daemons inspite of they being against the Lord. They also asked for the boon that who ever listens to their story and see the image of Lord coming out of the door (called Dwaram) called Vaikunta Dwaram they reach Vaikuntam as well. Temples all over the India makes a door kind of structure on this day for devotees to pass through that. Scores of devotees queue up to pass through the Gate of Vaikunta in the temples.
  4. Special prayers, yagnas, discourses and speeches are arranged at Vishnu temples across the world on this auspicious day.
  5. According to Vishnu Purana, fasting on Vaikunta Ekadasi is equivalent to fasting on the remaining 22 Ekadasis of the (Hindu) year.
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