Vaikuntha Ekadashi – Friday, December 29th, 2017

Vaikuntha Ekadashi – Friday, December 29th, 2017

The day of Vaikuntha Ekadashi is auspicious for Vaishnavism followers as it is believed that ‘Vaikuntha Dwaram’ that is the gateway to Lord Vishnu’s abode, opens up on this day. Therefore it is believed that a person who keeps a sacred fast on Vaikuntha Ekadashi will definitely reach the ‘Vaikuntha’ and never has to face Yama Raja, the Lord of Death.

Vaikunth is a place where there is no lack, or shortage; there is only abundance.

It is written in the Srimad Bhagavatam, that everyone in Vaikunth is Lord Narayana Himself (meaning that in such a divine abode, every soul is elevated to Divinity and appears as Lord Vishnu, the Supreme Consciousness that permeates all of Creation). You cannot distinguish who is the Lord (Narayan) and who is the devoted sevak(servant or devotee).

The word kuntha in Hindi means shortage. And a place where there is no lack, or shortage of anything, that is what Vaikuntha is. It is said that everyone in Vaikunth (Paradise) is in the form of Lord Narayana Himself.

Ekadashi is the eleventh lunar day (Tithi) between the New Moon and Full Moon.

Morning Schedule:

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM –
Uttara Dwara Pravesam
Sri Ram Pariwar Darshan
Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting
Nivedyam & Aarti

Evening Schedule:

Temple will be Opened From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM –
Uttara Dwara Pravesam
Sri Ram Pariwar Darshan
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Ashothram
Vishnu Sahasranamam Chanting
Nivedyam

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM – MHT Year Ending Community Meeting
7:45 PM – 8:00 PM – Om Jai Jagdeesh Hare Aarti
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Prasadam Distribution and Cleaning

All community members are encouraged to bring the flowers, prasad for the Pooja.

MHT needs volunteer assistance with the following:

  • Arranging ceremonial items
  • Garland preparation
  • Distribution of prasadam for the devotees
  • Cleanup

Kindly email info@mainehindutemple.org if you would like to volunteer.

We are grateful for your support, participation, and generosity. Thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to seeing you at Vaikuntha Ekadashi.  
Sincerely,

MHT Board