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Swarga Vathil Ekadasi 2019 in Kerala – Swargavathil Ekadashi

Swarga Vathil Ekadasi is observed on the Ekadashi falling during the waxing phase of moon in Dhanu Masam in Kerala. Swarga Vathil Ekadasi 2018 date is December 19. 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.

Fasting is observed on the day by Vishnu devotees. Some devotees do not sleep on the day.

This Ekadasi is popularly known as Vaikunta Ekadashi and Mukkoti Ekadasi in South India - this will be observed on December 18, 2018.