Vaikuntha Ekadashi 2023: Date, Importance, Celebrations

Vaikuntha Ekadashi 2023: Ekadashi translates to “eleventh day” in English, and it is observed on the eleventh day of every fortnight in the Hindu lunar calendar. Vaikuntha Ekadashi, also known as Mukkoti Ekadashi, occurs during the Hindu calendar’s Dhanur solar month.According to Drik Panchang, Vaikuntha Ekadashi is observed on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi, one of two Krishna Paksha and Shukla Paksha Ekadashis in a month. On the day of Sagar Manthan, Vaikuntha Ekadashi is observed. According to Hindu mythology, on this auspicious day, Sagar Manthan occurred, and the heavenly nectar was dispersed among the gods and goddesses.

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Here’s all you need to know as we prepare to celebrate Vaikuntha Ekadashi this year.

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Date:

Vaikuntha Ekadashi will be commemorated on December 23 this year. Drik Panchang predicts that Ekadashi Tithi will begin at 8:16 a.m. on December 22 and terminate at 7:11 a.m. on December 23.

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Importance: 

According to Hindu legend, on the auspicious day of Vaikuntha Ekadashi, the seas and oceans were churned to gather the heavenly nectar via Sagar Manthan. After then, the nectar was divided to the gods and goddesses. Fasting on Vaikuntha Ekadashi can protect us from evil and cleanse our spirit. Vaikuntha Ekadashi is also observed by Lord Vishnu followers.

Celebrations:

In Srirangam, Tamil Nadu, and Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, Vaikuntha Ekadashi is celebrated with great pomp and splendor. Vaikuntha Ekadashi was held at Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam. On the auspicious day of Vaikuntha Ekadashi, the temples’ Parampada Vasal – the seventh portal to heaven – is opened. Fasting for two days on Ekadashi is recommended. Devotees with families, on the other hand, should only fast on the first day. Fasting on the second day should be observed by sanyasis, widows, and those seeking moksha.

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