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How to observe Vaikunta Ekadasi? -Vaikunta Ekadashi Procedure

Vaikunta Ekadashi , or Mukkoti Ekadasi, is the most important of the twenty four Ekadashi observances in South India . Fasting and all night prayer dedicated to Lord Vishnu is the main observance of the day. It is believed that venerating Lord Vishnu on Vaikunta Ekadasi will help to free soul from cycles of rebirth and grant moksha. Another important belief is that Vaikunta Dwara, the doors of heaven, will open on this day and give easy access to Lord Vishnu. Those visiting Vishnu Temples like Tirupati or Srirangam on Vaikunta Ekadashi can pass through the Vaikunta Dwara, the door through the innermost sanctum sanctorum. In South India , Vaikunta Ekadashi is also known as Mokshada Ekadasi. How to observe Vaikunta Ekadasi? Vaikunta Ekadashi falls on the eleventh day in Margazhi Shukla Paksha in Tamil Calendar and in Telugu Calendar the same period is Pushya Shukla Paksha. Things needed for Puja and Prayer A picture or photo or idol of Lord Vishnu Fruits

Vaikunta Ekadashi at Bhadrachalam Sri Rama Temple in Andhra Pradesh

Vaikunta Ekadashi is observed in the Dhanur Masam as per traditional Telugu calendar at Bhadrachalam Sri Rama Temple in Andhra Pradesh. Vaikunta Ekadashi at Bhadrachalam Temple is on January 2, 2023. The festival is popularly known as Mukkoti Ekadasi and attracts more than hundred thousand devotees from India and abroad. The festival is observed on the Suddha Ekadasi – the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon – in Pushya or Margasira month which falls during the Dhanurmasam. Vaikunta Ekadasi is a 21-day festival at Bhadrachalam Devasthanam and is known as Adhyayan Utsavams. Another highlight of the 22-day festival is the Dashavatara Mahotsavam, or the celebration of the 10-incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Dasami, the day a before Ekadasi, is popularly known as Teppotsavam or boat festival. Lord Rama and Mata Sita are taken in a boat around the Godavari River . On the Vaikunta Ekadasi day, the main highlight is the opening of the Vaikuntha Dwa

Tiruppavai in Tamil in pdf format – Download Thiruppavai Text in Tamil

Tiruppavai is a collection of thirty stanzas (pasuram) in Tamil written by Andal in praise of Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu. Gita Press of Gorakhpur is providing Thiruppavai Text in Tamil in pdf format free. You can download it and use it for your personal use. The book contains the pasuram and its meaning in Tamil This is a simple text link with all the pasurams in tamil Link – Tiruppavai in Tamil  (it is in Tamil Language big file with detail explanations) An example of a Pasuram in English Oh! you people born to live (vaazhveer gaal) in this world (vaiyam), won't you listen (keleero) to the deeds (kirisai) we do (chey) to ourselves (naam) and to our (nam) idol (paavai)!.  We sing (paadi) in praise of the feet (adi) of the Lord (paraman) who is in meditative sleep (paiyath thuyil) on the ocean of milk (paal kadal).  We do not eat (unnom) ghee (ney).  We do not drink (unnom) milk (paal).  We bathe (neeraadi) early morning (naat kaale).  We do not use (ezhudhom) ey

Kharmas 2022 - 2023

Kharmas is an inauspicious month in Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2022, Kharmas is marked from December 16, 2022 to January 14, 2023. Another Kharmas period is from from March 14, 2023 to April 14, 2023. The period is considered to be a bad period and marriages, housewarming are not held. Kharmas is followed mainly in Bihar, Jharkhand and in parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Importance of Kharmas Annually, Kharmas is the period from mid December to mid January and also from mid March to mid April. It is believed that there is no sun transition during this inauspicious month called Kharmas and, as such, Hindus refrain from commencing or doing anything new and auspicious during the period. It is only after the sun starts its Uttarayan journey for the next six months after Kharmas that the period becomes pious for devout Hindus.  Kharmas is not followed in southern, western and eastern parts of India. Which Hindu Gods Are Worshipped in Kharmas? Surya Lord