SWARNARATHAM ENHANCES THE GRANDEUR OF VAIKUNTHA EKADASI
Tirumala, 21 December 2015: Lord Malayappa Swamy flanked by His two consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi graced pilgrims on Swarnaratham on bright Monday as a part of Vaikuntha Ekadasi.
The Padma Purana says that Lord Vishnu emerged on this auspicious day in the holy month of Dhanurmasa. It is one of the most important fetes in all the Sri Vaishnavaite temples especially in South India. The devotees will have the Vaikuntha Dwara darshan which is unique for this occasion. The succeeding day is also considered to be auspicious and is known on Vaikuntha Dwadasi.
Meanwhile, the Lord taking ride on spectacular golden chariot is one of the salient features of the day. And it is believed that those who will have darshan of Lord in the sanctum as well on the chariot will get the merit of having witnessed three crore ekadasis and hence it is also called Mukkoti Ekadasi.
Supreme Court Judge Justice NV Ramana, TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy, EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao, JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, Temple DyEO Sri Chinnamgari Ramana and large number of women devotees took part.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTD, TIRUPATI