Celebrate Vaikuntha Ekadashi on December 25, 2020
Vaikuntha Ekadashi of Margashiramaasa Shuklapaksham occurring on December 25, 2020 is a very important celebration for the devout Hindus of India. They visit Vishnu temples and pass through the Vaikuntha Dwaram (Vaikunth Dwar) on the day of Vaikuntha Yekadashi seeking the grace and benevolence of Lord Srimannarayana.
According to Puranas, Lord Vishnu created a female form and called her Ekadashi in order to kill a demon Murasur. Lord Vishnu blessed Ekadashi with a boon that anyone keeping a fast on the day of Ekadashi and offering Pujas to him gets Salvation and attains Vaikuntha, the lord’s abode.
Chant Vishnu Mantras:
Chant Vishnu Sahasranama, Ashtottara and other Vishnu Mantras to seek Sri Hari’s benevolence and grace. Spend the day listening to Vishnu Sahasranamam. A few of the Vishnu Mantras are mentioned for a quick reference below:
|| ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय ||
|| ಓಂ ನಮೋ ಭಗವತೇ ವಾಸುದೇವಾಯ ||
|| Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya ||
||ॐ नमो नारायण ||
|| ಓಂ ನಮೋ ನಾರಾಯಣಾಯ ||
|| Om Namo Narayanaya ||
|| सशङ्खचक्रं सकिरीटकुण्डलं सपीतवस्त्रं सरसीरुहेक्षणम् ।
| सहारवक्षस्स्थलशोभिकौस्तुभं नमामि विष्णुं शिरसा चतुर्भुजम् ॥
|| ಸ ಶಂಖ ಚಕ್ರಂ ಸ ಕಿರೀಟ ಕುಂಡಲಂ ಸ ಪೀತ ವಸ್ತ್ರಂ ಸರಸೀರುಹೇಕ್ಷಣಂ |
| ಸ ಹಾರ ವಕ್ಷಸ್ಥಲ ಶೋಭಿ ಕೌಸ್ತುಭಂ ನಮಾಮಿ ವಿಷ್ಣುಂ ಶಿರಸಾ ಚತುರ್ಭುಜಂ ||
|| sa Sankha chakraM sa kirITa KunDalaM sa pIta vastraM sarasIruhe skShaNaM |
| sa hAra vakSha sthala SoBi kaustuBaM namAmi viShNuM SirasA chaturBujaM ||
Ekadashi and its importance:
Ekadashi or the eleventh day occurs twice a month in the Hindu calendar and in a year 24 days are observed as Ekadashi. This is considered a day to cleanse the body, aid repair and rejuvenation and is usually observed by partial or complete fast. This period of abstinence starts from sunrise on the day of Ekadashi to sunrise on the following day. Those who fast on this day are said to rid of malefic planetary influences, experience happiness, and gain peace of mind and attain Molsha (the Salvation). Ekadashi Vrat is also known as Vrat-Trayam.
Online Darshan of Sri Venkataramana Swamy due to the pandemic in 2020:
You can have Darshan of Kote Sri Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy in Bengaluru from the safety of your homes through Pureprayer facebook Channel on December 25, 2020.
PurePrayer, India’s best online puja platform and Official Partner for Govt. Of Karnataka for Online Pujas and Sevas bookings in Muzrai Temples, is presenting Celebrations of Vaikuntha Ekadashi on the Pureprayer Facebook Page from the premises of Kote Sri Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy temple, KR Road, Bangalore on December 25, 2020.
It is our humble request to the devotees of Lord Srinivasa that, you participate in the celebrations through Online presence by logging into the Pureprayer Facebook channel and thereby help prevent the spread of the pandemic.
Kote Sri Prasana Venkataramana Swamy temple-Bangalore:
Sri Prasana Venkataramana Swamy temple is located within five minutes of walking distance from Krishna Rajendra Metro Station in Bangalore. This temple is administered by Muzrai Department of Government of Karnataka.
Sri Prasana Venkataramana Swamy temple was constructed during 17th Century in Dravidian and Vijayanagar style by the Wodeyar of Mysore, Sri Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar, the then ruler. The main deity of the divine shrine, Sri Prasanna Venkataramana Swamy statue was wonderfully carved in Saligrama Shile (Saligrama Stone) and consecrated in sanctum sanctorum. One can have darshan of Sri Padmavathi, Sri Anjaneya Swamy and Alwar Sannidhi in the temple complex. Brahmarathotsava and Navratri Utsav has its own speciality and celebrated with grandeur.
Kanteerava Narasaraja Wodeyar, offered Shashwatha Seva and gifted 4 villages to the temple to fulfill the daily puja requirements to Lord Venkateshwara Swamy, consecrated by his father Sri Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar. The epigraph about the information of this gift can be seen at the entrance of Kothanur village. During British regime, British soldiers used to perform the parade in the ground which was opposite to the temple.
Importance of Vaikuntha Ekadashi:
Sri Anantha Krishna Bhattar of Kote Venkataramana Swamy temple explains the importance of Vaikuntha Ekadashi in this video.
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