Tiruvilwamala Ekadashi – Punarjani Cave at Thiruvilwamala Temple

Tiruvilwamala Ekadashi is held at the famous Thiruvilwamala Temple in Thrissur District in Kerala. Tiruvilwamala Ekadashi 2017 date is February 22. Numerous rituals are observed during the period. The annual temple festival is held during this period.

It is believed that the puja on the night of Ekadasi festival here is performed by Devas and Devis.

Vilwadrinatha music festival is organized during the peirod.

The festivities begin on Ashtami Tithi. Important rituals are performed on Dasami and Ekadasi.

The ritual procession conducted at night on Ekadasi day after Ekadasi Vilakku lasts till early morning hours. It is believed that Lord Vilwadrinatha had given permission to demon Kumbhanasa and companions to visit him on the day.

Passing Through Punarjani Cave During Guruvayur Ekadasi

One of the main rituals in the temple is the passing through the Punarjani Cave located on the eastern part of the Temple. It is believed that passing through this cave would end one’s cycle of birth and death and will help in attaining Moksha.

This ritual is annually held on the Guruvayur Ekadasi during the Malayalam month of Vrischikam. Punarjani Cave is only open to the public during this particular Ekadashi day. In 2016, this is on December 10.

Thiruvilwamala Temple is dedicated to Lord Ram and the deity here is known as Vilwadrinatha.