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What is the importance of VAIKUNTA EKADASI ?

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Asked by hitler, 05 Jan '12 10:37 am
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The significance of Vaikunta Ekadasi is mentioned in the 'Padma Purana'. As per the legend, the Devas unable to bear the tyranny of 'Muran', a demon, approached Lord Shiva, who directed them to Lord Vishnu. A battle ensued between Lord Vishnu and the demon and the Lord realised that a new weapon was needed to slay Muran.

In order to take rest and create a new weapon, the Lord retired to a cave called 'Himavati' in Badrikashrama. When Muran tried to slay the Lord, who was sleeping, the female energy that emerged from the Lord burnt him to ashes in one look.

Lord Vishnu who was pleased, named the female energy 'Ekadasi' and asked her to claim a boon. Ekadasi, instead beseeched the Lord that people who observed a fast on that day should be redeemed of their sins. The Lord thus declared that people who observed a fast on that day and worshiped Ekadasi, would attain Vaikunta. Thus came into being the first Ekadasi, which was a Dhanurmasa sukla paksha ekadasi
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Answered by LIPSIKA, 05 Jan '12 12:02 pm

 
  
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Vaikunta Ekadashi or Mukkoti Ekadashi is the Krishna paksha Ekadashi that occurs during the Dhanurmasa period in the Hindu calendar (corresponding to late December - January in English calendar). Vaishnavism (Worship of Lord Vishnu) culture believes that Vaikunta Dwaram or the gate to Lord's Inner Sanctum is opened on this day. The Margashirsha shukla paksha ekadashi in lunar calendar is known as a 'Mokshada Ekadashi'. Special prayers, yagnas, discourses and speeches are arranged at Vishnu temples across the world on this auspicious day.
According to Padma Purana, the female energy of Lord Vishnu slayed demon Muran and protects `Devas'. This happened on the eleventh day of lunar month during the sun's journey in the Dhanur rasi. Impressed by the act, Lord Vishnu names her as `Ekadashi' and gives her the boon that those who worship `Ekadashi' on the day of her victory over Muran would reach `Vaikunth' (His abode).
Vaikunta Ekadasi is one the important and auspicious days to the Hindus ...more
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Answered by Santiranjan Pal, 05 Jan '12 10:42 am

 
  
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One can peep inside Vaikunt today.
Answered by Dharmarajan, 05 Jan '12 10:46 am

 
  
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If u do this ekadasi u will go to vaikunth
Answered by loner, 05 Jan '12 10:39 am

 
  
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Like all Ekadasi days, devotees fast on this day and observe vigil the whole night. Some people indulge in meditation, Japa and singing of Hari Kirtan. Rice is avoided during ekadashi days as it is believed that the demon Mura finds a dwelling in the rice eaten on Ekadasi day.
It is widely believed that the gates to the heaven open - the Gate of Vaikuntha - on the Vaikunta Ekadasi day. It is one of the most auspicious days in Lord Vishnu Temples in South India.

The Vaikunta Dwaram or the gate to the heaven is opened on this day. This is the passage encircling the innermost sanctum of the Lord. Scores of devotees queue up to pass through the Gate of Vaikunta in the temples.
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Answered by anil garg, 18 Jul '13 10:39 pm

 
  
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To get honour in vaikunth...
Answered by vijay, 06 Jan '12 12:50 am

 
  
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We will be relieved of all our sins if we fast on this ekadasi day that is the belief
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 05 Jan '12 12:22 pm

 
  
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