What should we do on Vaikunta Ekadesi | Vaikunda Ekadeshi in 2012 Mukkoti Ekadasi

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Vaikunta Ekadashi falls in the month December-January. This year it falls on January 4th or 5th 2012.

Vaikunta Ekadashi vrata is observed on Dhanur Masa Shukla Paksha Ekadasi or on the 11th day of bright fortnight during Dhanur Masam. Vaikunta Ekadashi 2012 date is January 5. It falls on Pushya or Poush Shukla Ekadasi day as per Telugu and Kannada calendars. In North India, this Ekadashi is observed as Putrada Ekadasi. Vaikunta Ekadasi is a grand festival in Lord Vishnu temples. This festival is celebrated with lot of gusto in Tirumala Tirupati Sri Venkateshwara Devasthanam, Sri Rangam Ranganatha Swamy temple, Bhadrachalam Sri Rama Devasthanam, and many more Vishnu temples in South India.

Vaikunta Ekadashi is the major festival celebrated in Dhanur Masam in South Indian states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. On this day, in Vishnu temples, Vaikunta Dwar or Vaikunta Dwaram or Vaikunta Vaasal (entrance to Heaven) is opened for Darshan of Lord Vishnu.

Vaikunta Dwara lies in North side to the temple. This gate is open only on Vaikunt Ekadasi day in the whole year. Vaikunt Ekadasi is also observed as Mukkoti Ekadasi.

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