Vaikunta Ekadashi 2014, Vaikunta Ekadashi 2014 date, when is Vaikunta Ekadashi in 2014?
Vaikunta Ekadashi vrata is observed on Dhanur Masa Shukla Paksha Ekadasi or on the 11th day of bright fortnight during Dhanur Masam. In 2014, Vaikunta Ekadashi date January 11.
It falls on Margashira Shukla Ekadasi day as per Telugu and Kannada calendars. In North India, this Ekadashi is observed as Mokshada Ekadasi.
Vaikunta Ekadasi is a grand festival in Lord Vishnu temples. This festival is celebrated with lot of gusto in Tirumala Tirupati Sri Venkateshwara Devasthanam, Sri Rangam Ranganatha Swamy temple, Bhadrachalam Sri Rama Devasthanam, and many more Vishnu temples in South India.
Vaikunta Ekadashi is the major festival celebrated in Dhanur Masam in South Indian states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
On this day, in Vishnu temples, Vaikunta Dwar or Vaikunta Dwaram or Vaikunta Vaasal (entrance to Heaven) is opened for Darshan of Lord Vishnu. Vaikunta Dwara lies in North side to the temple. This gate is opened only on Vaikunta Ekadasi day in the whole year. Vaikuntha Ekadasi is also observed as Mukkoti Ekadasi.
In 2012, Vaikunta Ekadashi dates were - January 5 & December 23. In 2013, there was no Vaikunta Ekadashi.