Swarga Vathil Ekadasi is observed on the Ekadashi falling during the waxing phase of moon in Dhanu Masam in Kerala. Swarga Vathil Ekadasi 2014 date is January 11. This Ekadasi is popularly known as Vaikunta Ekadashi and Mukkoti Ekadasi in
South India. Swarga Vathil means the doors of heaven and on this day the Vaikunta Dwaram or the inner most doors of the Sanctum Sanctorum of certain Vishnu are opened to devotees.
The day is of great importance at Neelluvaya and
. Thrissur Thiruvambadi Temple
Fasting is observed on the day by Vishnu devotees. Some devotees do not sleep on the day.