Vaikunta Chaturdasi is observed on the 14th day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Kartik Month. Vaikunta Chaturdasi 2016 date is November 13 in North India. The popular belief is that on Vaikunta Chaturdasi day Srihari Vishnu received the Sudarshana Chakra from Shiva.
Vaikunta Chaturdasi fasting in all regions is on November 12, 2016.
Special pujas and rituals are held on the day by certain communities to Shiva and Vishnu.