Swarga Vathil Ekadasi is observed on the Ekadashi falling during the waxing phase of moon in Dhanu Masam in Kerala. Swarga Vathil Ekadasi 2017 date is January 8. 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
Thrissur Thiruvambadi Temple, Nelluvaya Dhanwantri Temple and Kottayam Tirunakkara Sri Krishna Temple.