Vaikunta Ekadasi

Rangoli: Margazhi Rangolis

This I made for Vaikunta Ekadasi.
Copied this one from my neighbour maami.

Rangoli: Vaikunta Ekadasi - Rangoli

This Rangoli drawn for Vaikunta ekadasi. It falls on 7th of Jan, 09, created by Bharathi and self.

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.

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. Here we go members of IKOLAM who belive can reach this Rangoli Vaikunta Dwaram(gate) & pray god FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD !!!!!!!!!.

Rangoli: Lakshminarayana Yantra

This is Lakshminarayana Yantra. It is a free hand rangoli and is usually put during Lakshmi pooja.