Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is a special day which is said to be holy as it is dedicated to Lord Narayana and Mahadev. It is celebrated on the 14th lunar day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing moon fortnight) of the month of Kartik of the Hindu lunar calendar. The day is popularly celebrated in Varanasi, Rishikesh, Gaya and Maharashtra.
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi 2021: Date and Time:-
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi Nishitakal – 23:40 to 00:33, November 18
Duration – 00 hours 53 minutes
Dev Deepawali Thursday 18 November 2021
Chaturdashi date start – 09:50, 17 November 2021
Chaturdashi date ends – 12:00, November 18, 2021
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi 2021: Rituals and Festivals:-
This festival is celebrated by taking a dip in the holy river and is called Kartik Snan.
Deepdan Festival is celebrated in Rishikesh. This moment after Chaturmas marks the awakening of Narayana. Thousands of small lamps made of flour or earthen lamps are lit on the holy river Ganges. Ganga Aarti is also performed.
Devotees offer 1,000 lotuses to Narayana with the recitation of Vishnu Sahasranama.
– Special worship of Narayan is done in Varanasi’s Kashi Vishwanath temple. Both the deities Mahadev and Narayan are duly worshipped as they worship each other.
Tulsi leaves are dear to Narayan, Mahadev is dear to Vishnu and Mahadev is dear to Vishnu.
Gangajal, Akshat, sandalwood, flowers and camphor etc. are offered.
Aarti is performed by lighting a lamp.
– Fasting is kept for the whole day.
In some other temples also this festival is celebrated in its traditional way.