This coming Friday, December 29th, 2017 marks the auspicious occasion of Mukkoti Vaikuntha Ekadasi, which will be observed at AMMA’s Sri Srinivasa Salagrama temple near Bangalore. For all of us struggling in the world, and even those drowning in an ocean of life’s problems, to merely have a single glimpse of Sri Saligrama Srinivasa’s enchanting smile on this day is enough to erase mountains of negative karma and eradicate hardships from our life.
Lord Shiva has stated to the Goddess Parvati, that observing Vaikuntha Ekadasi can bestow moksha or enlightenment, and on this day we are able to enter through the doors to Vaikuntha itself—it is a day the holds the secret to self-realization.
On this most sacred day, all of the Devatas will be present in their subtle form at the north entrance to the temple. It has been stated by the sages that if we humans also enter this same doorway to offer malas of tulasi dalams to the Lord in the early morning, we are blessed with the merits of having performed 10,000 Maha Vishnu Yajnas, and we attain the abode of Lord Maha Vishnu. For those who are willing and able, it has been said that fasting on this day is most auspicious, along with calling the Lord’s name, “Govinda,” and chanting the Narayana Ashtakshara Mantra, Sri Vishnu Sahasranama and Sri Vishnu Ashtottaram.
Throughout the day at AMMA’s Srinivas Saligrama temple, a number of extremely powerful pujas and ceremonies will be performed.. Sponsoring these ceremonies is equivalent to performing them with your own hands. See below to learn more about how you can participate and receive the blessings of this special day!
Vaikuntha Ekadashi Sponsorships
Very auspicious devotional bathing of the Lord at 3:00am. This is extremely powerful and attracts an abundance of cosmic energy when performed at this divine time–especially on the holy day of Vaikuntha Ekadashi.
This very special puja is performed when the Lord and his consorts arrive at the northern door of the temple, which is known as Vaikuntha Uttaradwara. Sponsoring this puja confers abundance and blessings for good fortune in life.
Kalyanostavam Seva (Divine Marriage Ceremony)
Sponsoring the divine union or marriage ceremony of Lord Srinivas during Vaikuntha Ekadasi carries numerous merits and removes obstacles surrounding marriage/married-life. The grace of Lord Venkatwshwara showers on couples, blessing them for healthy and happy relationships.
This highly auspicious seva is the offering of regal clothing to the Lord upon the completion of the abhishekam (bathing ceremony). It is also known as Melchat Vastram. On this most holy day for all, sponsors who adorn the Lord in fine garments receive blessings for all kinds of prosperity as well as both spiritual and material wealth.
Full Program Seva
Receive the maximum blessings on the sacred day where the doors of heaven itself are open wide by sponsoring the full day and night of worship to Lord Venkateswara and Goddess Maha Lakshmi Devi. Includes all of the above sponsorships and more!
Feeding the devotees of Lord Srinivas on this sacred day brings us all kinds of lasting merits that can never be exhausted.