Sri Vaikuntha Ekadashi – 2023

Devotees of Lord Vishnu observe Ekadashi Vrata and engage in remembering the Supreme Lord by chanting His holy names and singing His glories. Ekadashi is the eleventh day of the fortnight of waxing or waning moon and occurs twice a month. But the Ekadashi that occurs in the month of Margasirsa (December – January) during the fortnight of waxing moon is of special significance, and is glorified as Vaikuntha Ekadashi. This is a major festival of South India celebrated in all the temples of Lord Vishnu.

Significance of Vaikuntha Ekadashi

Nammalwar, one of the great devotees in the Sri Sampradaya (the disciplic succession descending from Lakshmi Devi) went back to Godhead on this day. To commemorate this event, in all the Vishnu temples, the Vaikuntha Dwara (the gate to Vaikuntha), a special entrance in the northern side of the temple is opened once in a year on this particular day. It is believed that anyone who enters the Vaikuntha Dwara on this day is guaranteed to attain the spiritual abode.

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Celebrations at ISKCON Hubli-Dharwad

Vaikuntha Dwara
A Grand GOLD PAINTED Vaikuntha Dwara is erected at the entrance of Temple. The Dwara is around 15 ft high and 11 ft wide. The Vaikuntha Dwara Puja begins at 8.30 am. The Vaikuntha Dwara remains open for public from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm.
Laksharchana Seva for Public
Thousands of visiting devotees participate in the Laksharachana - throughout the day, the devotees chant one lakh names of the Lord. The Laksharchana seva is offered to a beautiful Diety of Lord Srinivasa Govinda placed in a gorgeously decorated mantapa. The Laksharchana begins from 10.00 am and goes on till 9.00 pm.
Laksharchana Seva for Public
Thousands of visiting devotees participate in the Laksharachana - throughout the day, the devotees chant one lakh names of the Lord. The Laksharchana seva is offered to a beautiful Diety of Lord Srinivasa Govinda placed in a gorgeously decorated mantapa. The Laksharchana begins from 10.00 am and goes on till 9.00 pm.
Vaikuntha Dwara
A Grand GOLD PAINTED Vaikuntha Dwara is erected at the entrance of Temple. The Dwara is around 15 ft high and 11 ft wide. The Vaikuntha Dwara Puja begins at 8.30 am. The Vaikuntha Dwara remains open for public from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm.
Venkateshwara Homa
Venkateshwara Homa
The auspicious Venkateshwara Homa is conducted at 5.00 pm. Hundreds of devotees participate in Homa for world peace.
Cultural Programs
Cultural Programs
Cultural programs like Dance Drama and Music Concerts is performed in the Vanamali Lawn for the glorification of the Lord from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
Prasadam Distribution
Prasadam Distribution
All the visitors are served with donna prasadam

This year, we are celebrating Vaikuntha Ekadashi on Thursday, 13th January 2022. 

Offer Sevas on this auspicious occasion and seek the blessings of Sri Srinivasa Govinda.