Temple Rush for Vaikunta Ekadashi
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Temple Rush for Vaikunta Ekadashi

January 6, 2020

Mysuru/Mysore: Chants of ‘Govindaa,Govindaa…’ reverberated across the city as thousands of devotees thronged Srinivasa temples this morning for Vaikunta Ekadashi, dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Devotees lined up at the temples since early morning, especially the ones dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Narayana, where ‘Vaikunta Dwara’ was specially erected. 

The devotees chanting ‘Govindaa, Govindaa’ and Suprabhata prayers walked through the ‘Vaikunta Dwara’ to have divine darshan of their Lordships in the temple. Rituals and pujas began since early morning in the temples.

Vaikunta Ekadashi

‘Vaikunta Dwara’ or the gate to the Lord’s inner Sanctum is opened on this auspicious day, which falls during the Dhanur / Margashira month in the Hindu calendar (corresponding to late December-early January in English calendar).

Fasting is an important aspect of Vaikunta Ekadashi with people fasting the whole day and keeping vigil. Also, many devotees consider that fasting on Ekadashi is holier than any other religious observation.

Vaikunta Ekadashi

A swarm of devotees was seen at Sri Venkataramanaswamy Temple on KRS Road in Vontikoppal, Sri Datta Venkateshwara Temple of Avadhoota Datta Peetham on Nanjangud Road, Yoganarasimhaswamy Temple in Vijayanagar, ISKCON Temple at Jayanagar, Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy Temple on Kalidasa Road, Srinivasa Temple on 5th Cross in Jayanagar and several other temples in city. 

Vaikunta Ekadashi

ISKCON Temple served the devotees with traditional and delicious non-grain Ekadashi Prasadam. The temples will be open till late night today to enable the devotees to have darshan of the Lord on this auspicious day.

Vaikunta Ekadashi

Marking Vaikunta Ekadashi, ISKCON Temple at Jayanagar has organised ‘Sangeetotsava’ at the temple premises where noted singers will sing devotional songs and Bhajans till 10 pm.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Temple Rush for Vaikunta Ekadashi”

  1. Krishna Hiremagalur says:

    Fantastic.We are Very Happy to See Vaikunta Ekadashi is Celebrated in a Very Grandway.

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