Vaikunta Ekadasi is observed on Margali Ekadashi or the Ekadashi day during Margazhi month as per the traditional Tamil calendar. In 2017, Vaikunta Ekadasi date is January 8 & December 29.
Vaikunta Ekadasi is celebrated in a grand manner in Vittalapuram Panduranga Vittaleshwara Temple in Tamil Nadu. The 500-year old Lord Panduranga Vittalaeshwara temple at Vittalapuram village is located at a distance of 15 km from Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.
During Vaikunta Ekadasi festival, Lord Panduranga Vittala is adorned with grand jewelry and flower garlands and worshipped tremendously. A large number of devotees from Tamil Nadu and Kerala visit the temple on Vaikunda Ekadasi day.
Panduranga Vittaleshwara swamy temple is one of the ancient temples in India and is referred to as Dakshina Pandaripuram. One of the salient features of Panduranga Swamys idol in this temple is – the idol of Panduranga seen here with Rukmini and Satyabhama.