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Mukkoti Ekadasi or Vaikunta Ekadasi is the Ekadasi that occurs in the Hindu calendar month of Marghazhi or Margasirsa (corresponding to late December – January in English calendar).

Vaishnavism (Worship of Lord Vishnu) culture believes that ‘Vaikunta Dwaram’ or ‘the gate to Lord’s Inner Sanctum’ is opened on this day.

Special prayers, yagnas, discourses and speeches are arranged at Vishnu temples across the world on this auspicious day.


According to Vishnu Purana, fasting on Vaikunta Ekadasi is equivalent to fasting on the remaining 22 Ekadasis of the (Hindu) year.

Lord opened the gate of Vaikuntam (his abode) for two daemons inspite of they being against the Lord. They also asked for the boon that who ever listens to their story and see the image of Lord coming out of the door (called Dwaram) called Vaikunta Dwaram they reach Vaikuntam as well.

Temples all over the India makes a door kind of structure on this day for devotees to pass through that.

According to Padma Purana, the female energy of Lord Vishnu slains demon Mura in the form of a damsel and protects `Devas’.

Impressed by the act, Lord Vishnu names her as `Ekadasi’ and gives her the boon that those who worship `Ekadasi’ on the day of her victory over Mura would reach `Vaikunta’ (His abode).

In Mahabaratha, Bhagavad Gita – the conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna at the beginning of Kurukshetra War is said to have occurred on this day.

In Srirangam

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam Vaikunta Ekadasi celebrations in Srirangam — foremost of Vaishanvite Shrines, lasts 21 days and is divided into two parts of pagal pathu (morning part) and Ira pathu (night part).

Lord Vishnu as Lord Ranganatha is adorned is an armor of diamonds (rathnaangi) and is brought to the Thousand-Pillared Hall from the sanctum sanctorum through the northern gate known as Paramapada Vasal, the gate to the heaven.

This gate is opened once in a year, only on the Vaikuntha Ekadasi day.

In Tirumala

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple also has a similar concept.

Thirumala has a special entrance called Vaikunta Dwaram that encircles the sanctum sanctorum.

The dwaram (passage) is opened only on Vaikunta Ekadasi and it is believed that any person who passes through this `Vaikunta Dwaram’ on this particular day attains salvation.

The temple witnesses heavy inflow of pilgrims and dignitaries for Vaikunta Ekadasi.

Significance of Vaikunta Ekadasi

The significance of Vaikunta Ekadasi can be traced back to the Padma Purana.

The Purana indicates that Lord Vishnu took the form of ‘Ekadasi’ – female energy – to kill demon Muran.

This happened during the month of Margazhi. Impressed by ‘Ekadasi,’ Lord Vishnu told her that whoever worships him on this day will reach ‘Vaikunta’ (heaven).

Like all Ekadasi days, devotees fast on this day and observe vigil the whole night.

Some people indulge in meditation, Japa and singing of Hari Kirtan.

Rice is avoided during ekadashi days as it is believed that the demon Mura finds a dwelling in the rice eaten on Ekadasi day.

It is widely believed that the gates to the heaven open – the Gate of Vaikuntha – on the Vaikunta Ekadasi day. It is one of the most auspicious days in Lord Vishnu Temples in South India.

The ‘Vaikunta Dwaram’ or ‘the gate to the heaven’ is opened on this day.

This is the passage encircling the innermost sanctum of the Lord.

Scores of devotees queue up to pass through the Gate of Vaikunta in the temples.

Vaikunta Ekadasi occurs in December or early January.

 Ekadashi and the killing of the demon Mura

The Padma Purana says that during the Krita (Satya) Yuga, a powerful demon called Mura obtained great powers by performing severe penance.

Armed with his powers, he defeated the gods who ran to Lord Shiva for help.

He said that only Lord Vishnu could solve their problem.

So Vishnu waged a battle against Mura.

The epic battle went on for one thousand celestial years.

At one point, Vishnu wanted to take rest for a while.

He had also realized that Mura could not be destroyed by the usual weapons.

He needed a different weapon, one against which Mura’s powers would be ineffective.

Vishnu then entered a beautiful cave called Himavati in Badarikashrama to take rest and create a new weapon.

Mura planned to attack Vishnu while he was fast asleep.

But Vishnu’s Shakti or female energy came out of his body in the form of a beautiful woman.

She fought Mura and burnt him to ashes with one look.

Ekadasi’s boon

When Vishnu woke up and realized what had happened, he was very pleased.

 He gave the name Ekadasi to the maiden and gave her a boon.

The maiden made a request to him.

She wanted him to give her the power to deliver people from their sins if they observed a fast on this day.

Vishnu gave her the boon and announced that those who worshipped Ekadasi would reach his abode, Vaikuntha.

In this manner, the first Ekadasi was born.

Margashirsha month

One earthly year is equivalent to one day in heaven or Deva loka.

The earthly year has two parts based on the Sun’s transit.

The Sun’s northerly transit is Uttarayan, which corresponds to the months from January to June (Hindu months, Margashirsha masa to Ashada masa).

The Sun’s southern transit is Dakshinayana which corresponds to the months from June to December.

For the heavenly beings, Uttarayana represents day, and Dakshinayana represents night.

The month of Margashirsha usually falls in the last month of Dakshinayana is regarded as the pre-dawn.

The 11th day of the lunar month (Ekadasi) is when dawn begins.

Hence it is auspicious for worshipping Vishnu, as He appears to the residents of heaven and gives them his blessings.

How is Vaikunta Ekadasi Celebrated? 

According to legend, the gates of Vaikunta open on Vaikuntha Ekadashi day.

A ‘Vaikunta Dwaram’ or ‘gateway to heaven‘ is erected in the temple, and devotees enter the temple through this, symbolizing their entry to Vaikunta.

In all Vishnu temples, the northern door will be open on this day, and devotees visit the Lord through this door.

Fasting is an important ritual of Vaikunta Ekadasi as it supposedly helps to eradicate sins and attain Moksha.

It is said that those who observe fast on this day will go to Heaven.

People avoid grains like rice and non-vegetarian food.

Some do not take even onion and garlic.

Rice is not taken as the belief is that the demon Muran dwells in the rice.

Milk and milk-based products as well as fruits can be consumed.

Some do not take even water on this day.

It is believed that Vaikunta Ekadasi fast pleases Vishnu greatly, and he bestows many boons on those who observe the fast.

Food is eaten only once.

In the evening, fruits, flowers, Naivedya, vermilion, and turmeric are offered to Vishnu.

On the day after, which is Dwadasi, people take Tulasi water and break the fast.

Breaking the fast is called Paranai.

After the fast, people take simple food like a raita made with urad dal or Black Gram, and Agathi keerai, a type of greens, or Gooseberries in curd.

Devotees also chant Vishnu Mantras like Vishnu Sahasranamam on this day or read the Bhagvad-Gita.

Some donate food to Brahmins.

Vaikunta Ekadasi festival is celebrated grandly by Vaishnavites.

Vishnu temples in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka celebrate it with great fervor.

The celebrations at Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Srirangam, and Trivandrum Padmanabha Swamy temple, are very famous.

5 things you must do on Vaikuntha Ekadashi

Do you know the significance of Vaikuntha Ekadashi which is an important festival for the Vaishnavas, devotees of Lord Vishnu?

In this New Year, celebrate it’s first major festival – Sri Vaikuntha Ekadashi.

This day commemorates the attainment of Vaikuntha, the spiritual kingdom of Lord Vishnu by His great devotee, Sri Nammalwar.

Here are five things recommended for you to follow on this auspicious day and seek the blessings of the Lord. –

1) Seek God’s Blessings – Visit a temple of Lord Vishnu

Visit a temple of Lord Vishnu or of any of His avataras in your neighborhood and participate in the Vaikuntha Ekadashi celebrations.

In most of the Vishnu temples, a special entrance called Vaikuntha Dwara is erected on this day.

It is said that those who pass through this dwara on this auspicious day attain Vaikuntha.

It is said in scriptures, Vigata-kuṇṭhād yasmād iti Vaikuṇṭha,

“Here in the material world you are always filled up with kuṇṭha, anxieties.

And if you go to Vinṇu or Kṛnṇa, then there is no more kuṇṭha—full freedom, without anxiety.”
-Srila Prabhupada.

Incase, if you are not able to visit temple and if you have Deities of Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna or any other of His avataras (Lord Rama, Lord Narasimha etc.,)

at your home, then you can decorate the Deities and perform a special puja along with your family members.

2) Try Meditation – Chant Hare Krishna Maha Mantra

Chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra on the day of Vaikuntha Ekadashi.

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

The easiest path of spiritual realization in Kali-yuga is to chant the holy names of Lord Krishna as recommended in the Vedic scriptures.

The Hare Krishna maha-mantra is mentioned in the Kali-santarana Upanishad.

Further, it is stated in this Upanishad, “After searching through all the Vedic literatures, one cannot find a method of religion more sublime for this age than the chanting of Hare Krishna.”

Chanting this mantra purifies our heart, relieves us of all the miseries in our life and ultimately helps us attain spiritual perfection.

3) Enlighten yourself – Read the Bhagavad-gita

Gita Jayanti normally falls in the same month as Vaikuntha Ekadashi. 

Gita Jayanti is the day when Lord Krishna instructed Arjuna in the essence of spiritual knowledge.

Hence, reading the Bhagavad-gita is one of the highly recommended spiritual activities on this day.

There are two types of literature glorifying the Supreme Lord Krishna.

One contains the glories about the Lord and the other is directly spoken by the Lord.

Since Bhagavad-gita was directly spoken by Lord Krishna, there is no difference between the Gita and Krishna.

Reading the Gita is as good as associating with Lord Krishna.

Spend some time in reciting the verses of the Gita and understanding their meaning.

4) Keep a fast – Ekadashi

Since this is an Ekadashi day, try to observe a fast.

Fasting is not only beneficial to our body and mind but it also has lot of spiritual benefits.

There are different levels of observing a fast and you may select a level according to your conveniencen the foods forbidden on Ekadashi, different levels of observing Ekadashi, breaking the fast, etc.

5) Render Service – Offer seva to Lord Vishnu

It is said in Bhagavad-Gita 2.72 Purport:

“There is no difference between the kingdom of God and the devotional service of the Lord.”

So, rendering service to Lord Vishnu is non-different from entering Vaikuntha.

You can offer the following sevas at our temple on this auspicious day and seek the blessings of Sri Srinivasa Govinda:

  • Volunteer for various sevas like distributing prasadam, distributing books, guiding visitors etc.
  • Understand the significance of Vaikuntha Ekadashi and share with your friends and family.
  • Offer special worship to Sri Srinivasa Govinda which includes a Laksharchana seva. Devotees chant one lakh names of Lord Krishna while they perform the archana as part of the Laksharchana seva, you may also join them in chanting the Holy Names of the Lord.

Vaikuntha Ekadashi – The Legend and Rituals

Vaikuntha Ekadashi (Also spelled as Vaikuntha Ekadasi or Vaikunta Ekadasi) is a very auspicious day observed by the Hindus.

The Ekadashi is also known as Mukkoti Ekadasi or Swarga Vathil Ekadashi.

What makes Vaikuntha Ekadashi Special?

While all the Ekadashi’s are auspicious, Vaikuntha Ekadashi is more special because it is believed that on this auspicious day the Vaikuntha Dwar or the Supreme Gate of heaven opens.

It is believed that if an ardent Vishnu worshipper or Bhakt observes a fast on the Vaikuntha Ekadashi day, it is equivalent to observing all 23 Ekadashis of the year.

Vaikuntha Ekadashi falls on the Tamil month of Marghazhi or Margasirsa, which occurs between the second half of December and the first half of January in the English calendar.

It is believed that observing fasting on Vaikuntha Ekadashi relieves the devotee from the cycle of birth and death, which allows the devotee to attain the eternal Moksha.

Vaikuntha Ekadashi Legend

Hindus across the world observe Ekadashi by fasting and keeping awake at night, chanting mantras or singing Kirtans.

The Padma Purana has it that Lord Vishnu fought the Demon Muran and in between, retired to a cave to take some rest and create a new weapon to kill Muran.

While he was sleeping, Muran got inside the cave and tried to kill Vishnu when a female form of energy came out from Vishnu and killed him.

Vishnu was impressed by her and called her Ekadashi and gave her a boon.

Ekadashi asked Vishnu to grant Moksha to all those who observed fast on that day, and Vishnu happily obliged.

This happened in the Tamil month of Margazhi and Lord Vishnu told Ekadasi that if anyone worships him on that auspicious day, they will reach heaven or the Vaikuntha.

The devotees, particularly the Vaishnavites, observe fast and do not eat rice on Ekadasi day as Muran is believed to be dwelling in Rice on this auspicious day to find a way to enter heaven.

Vaikuntha Ekadashi – The Spiritual Angel

Considering the same story from a spiritual angle, Muran represents the worldly pleasures and characters that humans normally have, such as greed, lust, inertia, arrogance etc

When people win over these characteristics, they become Satva, which directs them towards Moksha.

While fasting helps us to refrain from indulging in many pleasures, observing night vigilance makes us more alert and aware of our minds.

If we eat rice, we may sleep off and hence, not eating rice helps us stay awake during the night to keep vigil.

Another myth associated with Vaikuntha Ekadashi is that during the Kurukshetra War, on this day, Krishna had the most important conversation with Arjuna,

which we all know as the Bhagavat Gita. So essentially, it was on this day that Arjuna attained the highest level of enlightenment.

Religious Significance of Ekadashi

The 11th day of every fortnight in a lunar month is observed as Ekadashi. So, every Lunar month has 2 Ekadashis – a bright one and a dark one.

According to Rigveda, the sun is called Atmakaraka, meaning the soul of man and the soul of the Universe.

The sun and the moon hold high importance in the Vedas, and on the Ekadasi day, these two celestial elements can influence the human mind to the highest effect because of their astronomical positions.

That’s the reason meditation is observed by the Yogis and devotees on the day of Ekadasi.

Though the fast has nothing to do with attaining high levels of concentration, it keeps the body light during the meditation.

When you observe Ekadasi, your soul and spirit perfectly align with your astral planets. The meditation observed on this day helps considerably to improve your concentration, though you may not realize it easily.

Special prayers and rituals are held in Vishnu temples worldwide on Vaikuntha Ekadasi. Many temples also make a heavenly gate-like structure to represent the Vaikuntha Dwar.

Vaikuntha Ekadashi: The Rituals

Fasting starts from the previous night of Ekadashi.

Those who plan to observe the Vaikuntha Ekadashi fast skip the previous night’s dinner to prepare them for the Ekadashi Vrat.

They fast the entire day and keep vigilant, chanting Vishnu’s slokas or songs.

Some engage in long meditation.

The next day early morning, they visit the Vishnu temple, which completes their observance of Vaikuntha Ekadashi.

Restricted Foods on Vaikuntha Ekadashi

While complete fasting is observed on Vaikuntha Ekadashi, those ailing from Diabetics or other diseases and having to eat medicines will find it very difficult.

They can observe Partial Ekadashi after consulting with their physicians.

They can have wheat porridge with milk or water and a pinch of salt.

Another option is to have Sabudana Khichdi with groundnut and potatoes but without onion and garlic.

This will help them survive without indulging in non-Satvik food.

As such, Satvik food has a lot of restrictions on many food items.

Rice has to be avoided.

This will include all varieties of food made with rice like Akki roti, Dosa etc.

Apart from that, grains and flours made from grains except for wheat, all leafy vegetables, cream, cottage cheese, all types of packaged food, onions, garlic, eggs, fried snacks, honey etc. are all restricted.

Pulses are also not to be eaten on Ekadashi day.

Those observing partial Ekadashi can have milk, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables except onion and garlic.

You can drink a lot of water.

Spices Used on Ekadashi

Fresh black pepper, turmeric, ginger, and pure salt can be used on an Ekadashi day.

Spices Not Used on Ekadashi

Asafoetida or hing, cumin, sesame seeds, mustard, fenugreek, tamarind, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, ajwain, and fennel are not used on Ekadashi.

Vaikuntha Ekadashi

Vaikuntha Ekadashi is an important ekadashi observance that falls on the ‘ekadashi’ (11th day) of the Shukla Paksha (the waxing phase of moon) in the month of ‘Pausha’ in the Hindu calendar.

This date corresponds to the months of December to January in the Gregorian calendar.

The day of Vaikuntha Ekadashi is auspicious for Vaishnavism followers as it is believed that ‘Vaikuntha Dwaram’ that is the gateway to Lord Vishnu’s abode, opens up on this day.

Therefore it is believed that a person who keeps a sacred fast on Vaikuntha Ekadashi will definitely reach the ‘Vaikuntha’ and never has to face Yama Raja, the Lord of Death.

Hindu devotees observe Vaikuntha Ekadashi with full enthusiasm and zeal all across the country.

In the southern states of India, this ekadashi is often known as ‘Mukkoti Ekadashi’ and is celebrated in the month of ‘Margazhi’ in the Tamilian calendar.

In Kerala, Vaikuntha Ekadashi is celebrated as ‘Swargavathil Ekadashi’.

On this day special prayers, discourses, speeches and yagnas are organized at the temple of Lord Vishnu, in different parts of the world.

In India, the celebrations in the temples of ‘Tirumala Venkateswar Temple’ at Tirupati, the ‘Mahalakshmi Temple’ at Gubbi , the ‘Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple’ at Srirangam and ‘Rajagopalaswamy Temple’ at Mannargudi is very renowned.

The festivities are very grandeur particularly in South Indian temples that are dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Rituals during Vaikuntha Ekadashi:

  • On the day of Vaikuntha Ekadashi, observers keep a strict fast. They do not eat or drink anything all through the day. The person who desires to keep the Vaikuntha Ekadashi fast should only eat once on ‘dashami’ (10th day). Complete fasting is observed on ekadashi. Devotees, who are not capable to fast completely, can even eat fruits and milk. Eating rice and grains is not allowed on any ekadashi, for everyone.
  • Special prayers are offered to Lord Vishnu and the observer of this vrat is engaged in ‘Japa’ (chanting Vishnu’s name) and ‘Dhyana’ (meditation). On the night of Vaikuntha Ekadashi, devotees stay awake and spend time listening stories and singing bhajans in praise of Lord Vishnu.
  • As on the day of Vaikuntha Ekadashi it is believed that the ‘Gates of Heaven’ are opened, devotees in large number visit Lord Vishnu temples in the evening. The region encircling the temple is known as ‘Vaikuntha Vaasal’ and Lord Vishnu followers throng to enter this area and seek Lord Vishnu.

Significance of Vaikuntha Ekadashi:

Vaikuntha Ekadashi is an auspicious and important day for Hindus.

The greatness of this sacred day has been described in several Hindu religious scriptures like ‘Padma Purana’.

As per the legends, it is believed that fasting on the day of Vaikuntha Ekadashi gives the same benefits as obtained by fasting on the remaining 23rd ekadashis in the Hindu calendar.

Devotees perform the Vaikuntha Ekadashi fast to be liberated from their sins and attain salvation.

Vaikuntha Ekadashi

Vaikunta Ekadashi festival is observed with all solemnity in the temples of Lord Vishnu.

It was on this day that during the ‘Samudra Manthan’ (churning of the Milk Ocean), ‘Amrit’ (nectar) emerged out of the ocean and was distributed to the demigods.

The Hindus consider this day very auspicious and it is believed that those who die on this day are freed from the rounds of birth and death; they directly reach Vaikunta, the abode of Lord Vishnu.

All the gods headed by Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva assemble on this day in Vaikuntam, the Divine and Holy Abode of Lord Vishnu.

Hence this Ekadashi is called as Vaikunta Ekadashi or Mukkoti (Mukkoti = 3 crore) Ekadashi.

In this Kali Yuga, even if just one Ekadashi is observed with dispassion, faith and devotion, and if the mind is wholly fixed on Hari, one is freed from the rounds of birth and death.

The scriptures give us their assurance on this point.

Devotees have to fast on this day and have to do Hari Japa, Hari nama sankeerthana, Sri Vishnu Sahasranaama paarayana with Sri Laxmi ashtothara.

Those who are unable to fast completely can take some light fruits and milk.

The saastraas are clearly stating that

i.e., there is no difference between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

No rice should be taken on Ekadashi days.

This is very important.

The sweat that fell down from the head of Brahma assumed the form of a demon and said to the Lord, ‘O Lord! Now give me an abode to dwell.’

Brahma replied, ‘O demon! go and dwell in the rice particles eaten by men on Ekadashi day and become worms in their stomach.’

For this reason rice is prohibited on Ekadashi.

If one observes the Ekadashi fast regularly, Lord Hari is propitiated.

All sins are destroyed.

The mind is purified.

Devotion gradually develops.

Love for God becomes intense.

Orthodox people in South India observe complete fasting and vigil even on ordinary Ekadashi days.

For the devotees of Lord Vishnu, every Ekadashi is a very sacred day.

Benefits of Fasting:

Fasting controls passion.

It checks the emotions.

It controls the senses also.

It is a great penance.

It purifies the mind and the heart.

It destroys a multitude of sins.

Fasting controls the tongue in particular which is the deadliest enemy of man.

Fasting overhauls the respiratory, circulatory, digestive and urinary systems.

It destroys all the impurities of the body and all sorts of poisons.

It eliminates uric acid deposits.

Just as impure gold is rendered pure by melting it in the crucible again and again, so also this impure mind is rendered purer by repeated fasting.

Young and robust Brahmacharis (celibates) should observe fasting whenever passion troubles them.

Only then will they have very good meditation, as the mind will be rendered calm.

The chief object of fasting is to render the system calm so that one is able to practice meditation rigorously during that period.

Withdraw the senses and fix the mind on God.

Pray to God to guide you and to throw a flood of light on your spiritual path.

Say with feeling: ‘O God, guide me! Protect me, protect me! I am Thine, I am Thine! Forsake me not!’ You will be blessed with purity, light and strength.

Follow this Sadhana on the days that you fast, Ekadashi days in particular.

Fasting is one of the ten canons of Yoga.

However, avoid excessive fasting. It will produce weakness.

Use your common sense.

If you cannot fast for the full twenty-four hours, at least fast for 10-12 hours and then take some milk and fruit.

Gradually increase your fast to 15 hours and then up to 24 hours.

Fasting makes a man strong, both spiritually and mentally.

In his code, the Manu Smriti, the great Hindu law giver, Manu, prescribes fasting for the removal of the five capital sins.

Diseases that are pronounced incurable by doctors are cured by fasting.

Occasionally, a complete fast is greatly desirable for all to keep up good health, to give adequate rest to the internal organs and maintain celibacy.

All diseases in this modern world have their origin in overeating and low exercise like follows – Over-weight, Obesity, Angina, Myocardial Infarction (heart attack), Arthritis, Diabetes Mellitus etc.

Fasting, control over eating and moderation over the food is the only method to cure this.

Complete fasting helps to control sleep.

Taking recourse to tea to control sleep is not desirable.

You will not gain any spiritual strength if you depend on an external agent.

During fasting avoid all company.

Live alone.

Utilize your time in Sadhana.

When breaking a fast do not take a heavy meal or a heavy food that is hard to digest.

Milk or some fruit juice is beneficial.

Moderation in eating and withdrawal of the senses in Yogic meditation is the obverse and the reverse of the same coin.

Moderation consists in taking a little food or water just to keep the body in good working order.

In the Gita you will find: ‘Verily, Yoga is not for him who eats too much, nor who abstains to excess, nor who sleeps too much, nor to the excessively wakeful’.

The Yogi withdraws his senses from the particular sense objects.

The senses are made to turn into or get involved into the mind.

When one is fully established in these two practices, supreme control of the senses is achieved.

King Ambarisha was a great devotee of Lord Hari.

He practiced the Ekadashi Vrata for a year.

Ambarisha obtained Lord Vishnu’s Grace.

On one occasion he fasted for three consecutive days.

He was about to break the fast when Rishi Durvasa appeared as his guest.

The king received him with due respect and requested him to take his meals.

The Rishi agreed and went to bathe in the river.

The king waited patiently for a long time, but the Rishi did not return.

Time was running out; if the king did not eat anything before the day ended his Vrata would not bear fruit.

And if he ate, he would be showing disregard to the Rishi.

As a compromise the king took a little Tulasi water to serve both the conditions.

When Durvasa returned from his bath, he knew exactly what had happened, and was angry.

He tore a hair from his tuft, which took a form of a Demon and charged it to kill Ambarisha.

The king was unmoved.

The Holy Discus of Lord Vishnu, Sudharshana Chakra appeared and destroyed the power/Demon of the hair of Durvasa.

It now followed the Rishi wherever he went and tried to destroy him.

Rishi Durvasa went to Brahma and Shiva for help, but to no avail.

Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma advised Durvasa to beg forgiveness of Lord Hari.

Then, Durvasa went to Lord Hari who said to him, “I am dependent on My devotees. Me, My heart and My weapons are in the possession of My devotees.

Go thou, therefore, to Ambarisha; beg his pardon and if he does pardon you, thou shalt be saved.”

Sage Durvasa did as advised by Lord Vishnu, fell on the feet of King Ambarisha and begged the forgiveness of the Great Devotee.

Ambarisha, thereupon prayed to the Sudharshana Chakra, the Weapon of Lord Hari, to desist from its course, and saved the Rishi. Durvasa thanked him from the bottom of his heart.

Vishnu sahasra naama paarayana will give the best to the Sadhakas and even the graha and jaathaka doshas are also cleared with this paarayana.

A combination of Laxmi stotra with Vishnu sahasranaama is highly powerful.

Hence, Laxmi ashothara or Sri Kanakadhaara stava can read at the end of the paarayana.

Nama Sankeerthana is more powerful and the God will be pleased with the Nama sankeerthana.

Even in Gurucharitra also, Sreeguru told that, whoever sing my Nama with full faith and dedication on me, I will take care of them and I will give them what is necessary without any troubles or problems in their families.

So doing Hari Nama sankeerthana give the feelings of Hari’s presence on this day to every devotee.