Vaikunta Chaturdashi Pooja Muhurtham is given here for 13 November 2016 – Vaikunta Chaturdashi Nisheedhi Kaala Pooja..
Vaikunta Chaturdashi is observed on Kartik Shukla Chaturdashi, the fourteenth day in Shukla Paksha in Kartik month. In 2016, Vaikunth Chaturdashi date is November 13.
This Vrata is dedicated to Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, who performed Puja to Lord Shiva on this day. As per the legend or story of Vaikunt Chanturdasi, Vishnu visited the holy city of Varanasi to perform Shiva Puja.
Lord Vishnu wanted to offer 1000 flowers to Shiva. In order to test Vishnus bhakti, Lord Shiva hid one flower. Lord Vishnu recognized that one flower is missing and offered his eye as flower to Lord Shiva. Shiva pleased with the utmost devotion of Vishnu and presented him the Sudarshan, the divine disc.
Vaikunta Chaturdashi is celebrated with gusto in Vaishnavite temples. Devotees offer 1000 flowers to Vishnu and special prayers are recited during the Puja. Vishnu Sahasranama, Vishnu Ashtottaram, Vishnu Stuti and the Vishnu Purana are recited on this day.
Vaikunta Chaturdashi Nisheedhi Kaala Pooja Muhurtham – Night 11.26 to 12.17 hrs.