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Swargavathil Ekadasi at Nelluvaya Dhanwanthari Temple in Kerala – Nelluvai Ekadasi 2023 Festival

Swargavathil Ekadasi, or Vaikunta Ekadashi, observed in the Dhanu Masam as per Malayalam Calendar followed in Kerala is of great importance at the famous Nelluvaya Dhanwanthari Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Dhanvantari – the Hindu god of medicine and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Swargavathil Ekadasi 2023 festival date at Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple is January 2, 2023.

The Shuddhi Karma for Nelluvai Ekadasi starts from Ashtami Tithi (December 30, 2022).


Navakam, Panchagavya and Sree Bhootha Bali are performed on this special occasion. There will be Vilakkezhunnallippu and Udayasthamana Pooja as well. These Vazhipaadu are offered by devotees.

Pakalpooram is observed on the Ekadashi Day. The Ezhunnallippu from the Sreekovil will have only the Kolam; one maala will be adorned on it and there will be no Thidambu.



After completing the Melam in Pakalpooram in the western entrance, Nadakkal Para is offered by devotees as a special Vazhipadu.

Ezhunnallunnu is performed at night.

Panchavadyam, Thayambaka, Keli, and Melam will be performed during the festival.