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VAIKUNDTA EKADASI AND SATHYA NARAYANA POOJA
  Date : 01-05-2017

 
OMKARA MAHAGANAPATHY DEVASTHANAM

THE HINDU TEMPLE OF CENTRAL TEXAS
4309 Midway Drive, Temple, TX 76502
www.hindutemple.org /254 771 1270

January 7th - Saturday - 6:30 p.m. Sathyanarayana Pooja 
 8th - Sunday - Vaikundta Ekadashi  6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Vaikundta Darshanam and Venkateswara pooja
(During this hour, the devotees enter the sanctum through the northern entrance to have darsan of Venkateswara). 
 

VAIKUNTA EKADASI
             Mentioned in Vishnupurana and Padmapuranam, Vaikunta Ekadasi commemorates the slaying of the demon, Muran, by the female power that emanated from Lord Vishnu.  This happened on the eleventh day of the lunar month during the sun's journey in the Dhanurrashi (mid-December to mid-January). Vishnu names this female energy as 'Ekadashi' and gives her the boon that those who worship 'Ekadashi' on the day of her victory over Muran would reach 'Vaikundt' (His abode). As with many other legends of this type, Muran represents our tamasic and rajasic tendencies. The fasting cleanses us of those and sattwa guna prevails.
 
             Legend also has it that, for those who observe Ekadasi Vratam  on this day, the Northern entrance to Vaikundta is kept open (symbolically represented by an entrance on the northern side of the temple) for devotees to enter Vaikundta. 

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