Vaikunta Ekadashi is one of the most auspicious occasions as per the Hindu calendar which falls in between the months of December and January. On this occasion the gate to the lord’s idol is opened and devotees bow down to let God shower its blessings on them. This comes across as a very important festival for Tamilians and Telugus across the world.
Worshipping Lord Vishnu
The Lord Vishnu is highly worshipped on this day and the devotees surely visit the Vishnu’s temple on this occasion. Devotees offer special prayers and yagnas on this special day. Special prayers are also offered by the pundits on this day all over the world. The houses are lit by beautiful diyas to celebrate this occasion.
Vaikunta Ekadashi is known by different names across the world. In some parts of the world it is known by the name ‘Mukkoti Ekadashi’ whereas in Kerela it is known by the name ‘Swargavathil Ekadashi’. People celebrate this auspicious occasion under the different names across the world.
Opening of Vaikunta Dwaram
The Vaikunta Dwaram is opened on this day which leads to the idol of Vishnu. The devotees are allowed to pass through the door and bow down in front of Lord Vishnu’s idol. It is also a very popular auspicious celebration which is done every year in Tirupati Balaji temple.
People on Vaikunta Ekadashi avoid eating rice as Demon Mura is believed to dwell on rice. This may sound little funny but the true Vishnu devotees follow it strictly. The demon is believed to bring in the bad fortune to the people. The rituals are performed strictly as it is believed that if you worship the lord whole heartedly then he will shower good luck and fortune to you in the coming year.
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