Vaikunta Ekadasi festival at
Thousands of devotees patiently wait on the day to have a glimpse of Srihari Vishnu passing through the Paramapada Vaasal (the gateway to Heaven). This particular entry point to the sanctum sanctorum is only opened on the Vaikunta Ekadasi day.
On the day, the entire temple is filled with the chanting of the holy name `Govinda Govinda.’ Special pujas are held on the day.
Vaikunta Ekadasi at
in Triplicane, Chennai, is spread over 21 days. The first ten days which
culminate with the Mohini Avataram is known as Pagalpathu. Then Vaikunta
Ekadasi is observed. The ten days after the Ekadashi festival is referred as
Rapathu. Sri Parthasarathi