Ekadasi means the Eleventh
Lunation, when the Moon is in between 120 and 132 degrees from the Sun, The
Ekadasi in the sidereal month of Sagittarius ( Dhanu or Margazhi ) is very
important for Vaishnavites. This Ekadasi is celebrated in Nelluvai, Padmanabha
Swamy, Tiruvambadi, Tirupati and Ranganatha Temples.In all Lord Vishnu
temples , the Heavenly Gate ( Vaikunta Dwaram ) is opened on this day.
Actually I am Thee
For me, no death or bondage
As all this is mirrored
In Mind Universal !
Like dream to a dreamer
Relative truths all
So is this life great
In Transcendence !
Padma Purana, one of the 18
mytholgical treatises, state that Lord Vishnu, symbolic of the Absolute
Self, took the form of Female Energy ( Ekadasi ) to kill the Emblem of
Ego, Muran. He was impressed by this Female Energy and told her that whoever
worships him on this day will reach Heaven.
Devotees fast on this day
and vigilance is exercise whole night. Meditation and Gayatri Japa is resorted
to. This Ekadasi is considered the most important amongst the 24 Ekadasis or
Eleventh Lunations occurring.
Other Ekadasis like Triprayar Ekadasi was on
Nov 18th, on the 11th Lunation day in Waning Moon, Krishna Paksha & Guruvayur Ekadasi was on
Dec 2nd , on the 11th Lunation in Waxing Moon, Shukla Paksha.
To me everything is Thee
Everything Thou art, O Lord !