Sorga Vasal story
Vaikunta means the place were Lord Permal (Vishnu) lives. It was considered as the heaven or sorga logam in Hindu religion. During Vaikunta Ekadasi whoever dies naturally will reach heaven even if that human does a sin. In other days sins and good deeds done by a human is calculated by Lord Yama (god of death). This lord act as judge and he sends either to hell or heaven depending upon the human sins and good deeds.
I don't know the actual story of this Vaikunta Ekadesi. I retrieved some information about "Ekadesi" from my grandmother. The story moves like this. Ekadesi is the name of the girl who is blessed by Lord Permal. One day a demon named Muran attacked Saints. Ekadesi saved the saints by slashing Muran. This day was considered as Vaikunta Ekadasi.
All Vainavam (Perumal) temples that we see visit today have a door which will be opened only on Vaikunta Ekadesi. On other days the door will be kept closed.
Vaikunta Ekadasi live
Vaikunta Ekadai festival is celebrated grandly in all regions of Tamilnadu. Official website of Srirangam provides live streaming of this festival. I have given the link below to get the live streaming of Vaikunta Ekadasi.
This is the official website of Srirangam. The videos will be uploaded later. The live streaming is also available in Sankara Tv and the link is as below.
There will be many sites providing live services. But they are unauthorized and so I can't give the details about them. Just search in google for those.
Paramapathavasal opening ceremony has conducted in Srirangam at 4.45 in the morning. Yesterday Lord Perumal blessed us in Mohini incarnation. Every devotee got excited when the Paramapahtavasal was opened. Nearly 4000 police were allocated for security purpose.
Arulmigu Prasanna Venkateshwara temple in Madurai started this Vaikunda Ekadasi on 14th December. They will celebrated this festival for 10 days continiously. Important event of this festival will be on December 24 morning 4.50AM to 5.30AM.
Kallagar Temple: This temple is located near Madurai. Sorgavaasal festival was connducted on morning.
This Soragavaasal festival will be conducted in all Perumal temples in Tamilnadu. The time of this event is 4.50AM.
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