Vaikunda Ekadasi is an important festival dedicated to Lord Vishnu in the Tamil month of Margazhi (December-January). It is believed that whoever worships Lord Vishnu on this day will reach ‘Vaikunda’ (heaven). The ‘Vaikunda Dwaram’ or ‘the gate to the heaven’ is believed to be opened on this day. Scores of devotees queue up to pass through the Gate of Vaikunda in Hindu temples. Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple will celebrate the annual Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival from 18.12.2018 to 19.12.2018. The all important ceremonial opening of the Swargavasal (Gate to Heaven) will take place on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 at 6.30 am.
|Sri Vaikunda Ekadasi||Tuesday, 18 December 2018||5:00am||Viswaroopam & Thirupalli Ezhuchi Poojai|
|6:30am||Opening of Swargavasal & Special Poojai|
|9:00am||Paalkudam (Devotees Participation)|
|6:30pm||Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam & Ekadasi Ubaya Poojai|
|6:30pm to 4:30am||Cultural Programmes|
|7:00pm||Silver Chariot Procession|
The silver chariot procession of Sri Srinivasa Perumal in conjunction with Sri Vaikunda Ekadasi Festival will be held on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 from 7:00pm to 10:15pm. The silver chariot will stop at the following locations:
Special Dasavathara Homam
Specially made alangarams, depicting 10 Avathaars of Lord Maha Vishnu will be kept and special poojais will be offered during Sri Vaikunda Ekadasi celebrations at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple. Devotees can witness these Avathaars and receive Sri Srinivasa Perumal’s blessings.