Vaikuntha Ekadashi 5-01-2012 Celebrations at ISKCON Bangalore
iskconbangalore | December 23, 2011 at 12:31 amby
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This festival commemorates the day Sri Nammalwar, one of the great devotees in the line of Sri Ramanuja entered the spiritual abode. Lord Srinivasa was waiting at the door to receive His great devotee. It was on this day, during the churning of the milk ocean, that nectar which had emerged out of the ocean was distributed to the demi gods.
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During this festival the devotees of ISKCON Bangalore offer a special laksharchana seva to Sri Srinivasa Govinda, one of the presiding Deities on Hare Krishna Hill. The seva involves chanting one lakh names of Lord Vishnu.
At the Sri Radha Krishna Chandra Temple, ISKCON Bangalore, the Vaikuntha Dwara is opened on this day and thousands of devotees pass through this gate to receive the benediction of the Supreme Lord who is seated there, to give them His auspicious transcendental darshana.
On this day, darshana is open till 11.00 in the night to accommodate the enthusiastic pilgrims. Since this was the day that the Lord Himself came to the doorstep of Vaikuntha to receive His devotee, these pilgrims constantly throng the temple for having a glimpse of the Deities.
The utsava vigrahas of Sri Sri Radha Krishna Chandra are decorated in Lakshmi Narayana alankara. Sri Sri Lakshmi Narayana are seated in a swing at the Vaikuntha Dwara. Expert musicians continuously playing their best for the pleasure of the Lord. Aratis are conducted throughout the day for the Lord and His consort at this place.
Offer your seva for Lord Srinivasa Govinda
For more information visit: http://www.iskconbangalore.org/festival-vaikuntha-ekadashi
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