Tuesday, July 23, 2024

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Vaikunta Ekadesi

In the month of Margazhi, a twenty-day festival beginning  with the bright  fortnight takes place at Srirangam, the temple for the Tamil Vaishnavites. Thousands of people attend the Mohini Avatara festival  or Nachiarkolam (10th day) and Ekadesi  festival (11th day). Songs of the Alwars are recited in this festival. On the 18th day, the encounter of the Lord with Thirumangai Alwar takes place and Thiruvaimozhi festival, which the Alwar inaugurated is concluded on the 20th day. On the 11th day  and every day, thereafter lord Ranganatha comes through the Paramapatha vasal  or the Gate of heaven  to receive offerings of several edibles  and bless the saints, and returns to the sanctum sanctorum is a ceremonial procession .