Vykunta Ekadasi 2010 date



Vykunta Ekadashi, also known as Mukkoti Ekadasi or Moksha Ekadasi, is one of the important Ekadasis dedicated to Lord Vishnu in South India. Vykunta Ekadasi 2010 date is December 17. It falls on the eleventh day during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the month of Pushya as per Telugu Calendar and the corresponding Tamil month is Margazhi (December-January).

Vykunta Ekadasi is observed mainly by Vaishnavites. It is more prominent with Tamil, Telugu and Kannada speaking people. The festival is known as Swarga Vathil Ekadashi in Kerala.

Vykunta Ekadasi is celebrated with great importance in Tirupati Balaji Temple, Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple, and Bhadrachalam Sita Ramachandraswamy temple. Apart from these temples, all the temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his incarnations in South India celebrate Vykunta Ekadasi.

People observe fast on the day and keep vigil at night. The Vykunta Dwaram, or the innermost chamber, in important Lord Vishnu temples is opened only the day. The popular belief is that the doors of Vaikunta – the abode of Lord Vishnu – open before his true devotees.

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