Today, January 1, 2015; Jaya Varusha Margazhi Bharani, Vaikunta Ekadasi was celebrated in a grand manner at Sri Vaikuntanathji Mandir and Sri Venkateshwara Mandir, New Delhi.
At Sri Vaikuntanathji Mandir, the Vaikunta Vasal opened at around 5.55 am on this chilly winter day. Sri Ranganathar (utsavar) adorning the Vairamudi kireetam blessed all the Bhaktas on Garudazhwar as He proceeded swiftly through the Vaikunta Vasal. Several devotees assembled in large numbers both inside and outside the vasal to witness the auspicious event. On this day, Moolavar, Sri Vaikuntanathar along with his ubhaya nachiyars, Sri Ranganayaki nachiyar and Andal nachiyar gave muthangi sevai to the Bhaktas. Another special feature this year was the Netra darsanam by Moolavar Sri Vaikuntanathar.
At Sri Venkateswara Mandir, Sri Srinivasar (utsavar) in beautiful alankaram had veedhi purappadu on Garuda vahanam in and around the area at around 9 am. On returning, Perumal gave darsanam on Garudazhwar in the sannidhi to Bhaktas who had archana sevai. Thereafter, Thirumanjanam took place for the utsavar. Here also, Moolavar, Sri Venkateswara, gave darsanam in beautiful muthangi vastram. Sri Padmavathi Thayar, both Moolavar and Utsavar, had also adorned muthangi vastram.
For previous years’ Vaikunta Ekadasi coverage, please visit
- Divine Marathon on Vaikunta Ekadasi at New Delhi Temples
- Sri Vaikunta Ekadasi at New Delhi Thirukkoils (Videos Updated)
- Vaikunta Ekadasi Garuda Sevai At New Delhi Sri Vaikuntanathji Mandir
The following are some of the photographs taken earlier today…