Vaikunta Ekadasi 2015

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Vaikunta Ekadasi is twice this year 2015. Vaikunta Ekadasi is on Thursday 1st January in 2015 and also on Monday 21st December in 2015. Vaikunta Ekadashi falls during Dhanurmas in Hindu solar calendar. Vaikunta Ekadasi fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Lord Narayana. Vaikunta Ekadashi is one of the most important Ekadasi. Vaikunta Ekadashi is observed according to Solar Calendar and because of that it might fall either in Margashira or in Pausha month in Hindu Lunar calendar. Vaikunta Ekadasi occurs in December or January according to English Calender. In Gregorian calendar there might be one or two Vaikunta Ekadasi's in a year. Vaikunta Ekadashi is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi. Vaikunta Ekadashi is also known as Mukkoti Ekadasi and Mokshada Ekadashi. Vaikunta Ekadashi is grandly celebrated in  Tirupati, Srirangam and Bhadrachalam. Apart from these temples, all the temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his incarnations celebrate Vaikunta Ekadasi.

Vaikunta Ekadasi 2015
Vaikunta Ekadasi 2015

Vaikunta Ekadasi 2015
An estimated seven lakh devotees from across the country are expected to offer worship at Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple. Sri Ranganatha Swamy (Moolavar) will bless devotees in Muthangi Seva (Pearls) from January 1st to 3rd, 2015. The ocasion of Vaikunta Ekadasi and Dwadashi there will be reduction in the visiting hours of Tirupathi to allot about 19hrs for the pilgrims on Vaikuntha Ekadasi and provide darshan to approximately over 60thousand pilgrims while on the second day i.e. January 2 Dwadashi due to abhishekam, the total hours allotted for darshan is around 18 hours can provide darshan to nearly 65 thousand pilgrims.

Vaikunta Ekadasi Tithi is at 4.30AM on 1st January in 2015.

Significance of  Vaikunta Ekadasi:

Vaikunta Ekadasi day the temples will be opened from 2AM to do decoration and pooja. on the auspious day of Vaikunta Ekadasi it is believed that Vaikunta Dwaram is opened and devotees who observe fast on this day attain salvation the belief is that they goes to heaven after death. Vaikunta Ekadashi is known as Swarga Vathil Ekadashi followed by people of Kerala. Vaikunta Ekadashi is very important day for Tirumala Venkateswara Temple at Tirupati and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam and Sita Ramachandraswamy temple at Bhadrachalam.

Procedure of Vaikunta Ekadasi :

Vaikunta Ekadasi day people woke up early and complete their regular activities and observe fasting throughout the day chanting the Lord Vishnu parayanam. until the sun goes down. Parana means breaking the fast. It is necessary to do Parana within Dwadashi Tithi unless Dwadashi is over before sunrise. In the evening devotees offer Naveidaya, fruits, flowers, vermilon and turmeric to the Lord. Some devotees will be stay in the temples from the early morning and chanting the Lord Vishnu parayanam. On the day of Vaikunta Ekadasi temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu offer prayers, yagna's and pooja's.


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