Vaikunta Ekadashi is also called Mukkoti Ekadashi and on this day the gate of Lord Vishnu’s inner sanctum is opened. The energies of the lord are very close to earth on this day. Therefore observing fast on this day helps attain salvation and purifies all sins. In temples of Lord Vishnu, special prayers, discourses, speeches and rituals (pujas and homas) are conducted.
The day holds great significance at the Tirupati Balaji Temple, Srirangam Sri Ranganatha Temple and at the Bhadrachalam Temple. In Kerala, it is widely known as Swarga Vathil Ekadashi. It is observed during the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi that falls this year on December 19. The time for Vaikunta Dwaram opening is at 4:30AM.
Vedicfolks plans to perform the Narayana Kavacham Homa on the day dedicated to the supreme lord Vishnu which acts as a protective armour against all negative influences.
Gita Jayanthi – The Day When Lord Krishna gifted Great Values of Karma & Dharma to Mankind
Gita Jayanti is an annual commemoration to mark the day when Lord Krishna rendered his most famous advice to Prince Arjuna who hesitated to fight with his own people. Lord Krishna on this day made the prince realise the truth of life based on certain philosophies of Karma and Dharma and thus was born one of the world’s greatest scripture, the Gita. This year, Gita Jayanthi falls on December 19 and is being observed along with Vaikunta Ekadasi. The Bhagavad Gita eliminates ignorance, grants knowledge, inner strength and teaches the importance of action – to perform duties without expecting results.
Narayana Kavacham - Get Divine Protection for All Misfortunes
Narayana Kavacham literally means the armour of Lord Narayana, a form of Lord Vishnu. The Narayana Kavacham acts as a protective shield to those befallen with misfortunes, oppression, tension, diseases, panic/alarm, negative influences of the planet or any other social impacts etc. The mantras of Narayana Kavacham are so powerful that elements will bow down before the person who chants the mantras. It calls upon all forms of Lord Vishnu to protect the devotee from sinful enemies, evil spirits and severe diseases. In fact, the Narayayana Kavaccha Homam protects you from all directions.
The Narayana Kavacham Homa on Vaikunta Ekadasi gives immense protection against all negative influences. A person gets invincible powers from Sriman Narayana himself. It calls upon all forms of Lord Vishnu to protect the devotee from sinful enemies, evil spirits and severe diseases. It pleads with the lord to protect him from offenses of not paying obeisance to murtis (idols) in temples, shortcomings of service and bondage of karmas. The ritual grants protection while a person is travelling, negative thoughts and deeds and dangerous places. The mantras of Narayana Kavacham were given to Lord Indra by the supreme deity while in battle with the mighty demon Vritrasura. Just as Lord Indra became invincible the Narayana Kavacham gives the devotee the power of invincibility, abundant success and prosperity. Performing the homa on the auspicious Vaikunta Ekadasi not only fetches blessings of Lord Vishnu but also protects you and family against pitfalls of life.