Vaikunta Ekadasi – the most important Ekadasi of all Ekadashi is given a lot of prominences by Hindu devotees all Over India. Lord Venkateshwara Temple is decorated with beautiful flowers on the Special Festive Occasion of Vaikunta Ekadasi.
Significance Of Vaikuntha Ekadashi
The Vaikuntha Ekadashi is the biggest and most important of all the Ekadashis. Devotees think that going on a fast on this day will enable them to pass through the gate of salvation and ascend to heaven. Additionally, it is thought that fasting on this day can spiritually cleanse a person’s body and soul. A person can overcome any challenges in their life by keeping a day-long fast.
Furthermore, it is thought that on Vaikuntha Ekadashi, Lord Vishnu unlocks the gate to his home Vaikuntha. It is also believed that on this day, while devotees listen to the Vaikunth Dwar tale, they can physically feel Vishnu emerge through the door.
Many of India’s temples resemble Vaikuntha Dwar’s door-like design. At the Bhadrachalam Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple, Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple, and Tirupati Balaji Temple, it is celebrated in all its splendour. In addition to these temples, Vaikuntha Ekadashi is observed in all temples in Southern India that are devoted to Bhagwan Vishnu and his incarnations.
Vaikuntha Ekadashi Fasting Rules
On Dashami, the day before Vaikuntha Ekadashi, worshippers observe a Nahaye-khaye, which starts the Vaikuntha Ekadashi fast procedure. After having a bath, they eat their one and only meal, which is made without any onion or garlic. The following day, which is the day of Ekadashi, worshippers rise early and take a holy bath. They pray to Lord Vishnu and worship him, pleading with him to grant them salvation. Additionally, they offer Lord Vishnu treats and fruits while reciting mantras and jaaps to appease him. Even if they are unable to observe a fast, folks should avoid eating rice on this day. On the day of Ekadashi, giving charity to the needy is another well-known custom that is thought to please Lord Vishnu.
It is said that fasting can cleanse the body and relax the senses. It is thought that the intellect will become pure in such a small body. Having a pure body and mind helps one become closer to God.