Vaikuntha Ekadashi on 11 January 2014 at 10:30 AM
This festival is observed with all solemnity in the temples of Lord Vishnu. It was on this day that during the "Sagara Manthana" (churning of the ocean), 'Amrit' (nectar) emerged out of the ocean and was distributed to the Gods. The Hindus consider this day very auspicious and it is believed that those who die on this day are freed from the rounds of birth and death; they directly reach Vaikunta. It is for this reason that Bhishma waited long on his bed of arrows, to leave his last breath.
On Vaikunta Ekadashi day devotees fast the whole day, observe vigil the whole night and do 'Japa' (meditation) and 'Hari Kirtan' (devotional songs). Some do not take even a drop of water. Those who are unable to fast completely can take some light fruit and milk.
Make use of this auspicious occasion by participating in the programme and get blessed by Lord Narayana.
This time special arrangement have been done as ‘Swarga Dwara’ in which all devotees can enter by wishing for their good health, wealth and prosperity throughout the year.