Vaikunta Ekadasi - 2023
Vaikunta Ekadasi (Mukkoti Ekadasi) is one of the most important among Ekadasi days throughout the year. According to scriptures, fasting and praying on the Ekadasi makes one reach Vaikuntha Dwaram (Heaven). Devotees observe complete fast throughout the day and stay awake the whole night chanting Vishnu Ashtotharam and Vishnu Sahasranamam Stotra. While some follow a complete fasting ritual, others follow a diet of fruits and milk. Food made from rice must be avoided during the fast. Hindus believe those who die on Vaikunta Ekadasi, will be freed from the cycle of birth and death.