Ekadasi tops the list of festivals celebrated with infinite ardour. It is a gala
festival celebrated for 11 days, starting from Pausha Sukla Padyami to Ekadasi.
No doubt all the Ekadasi days numbering 24 in a year are given importance and
celebrated with due rituals, but this Vaikunta Ekadasi sees its
and reaches the apex of its glory. Bhaktas in their lakes visit then, making
journeys from hundreds of miles. For staunch Vishnavates it is an indispensable
occasion not to be missed. It is a red letter day which they look forward with
piety emerging from mysticism, as a matter of fact.