Vaikunta Ekadasi Festival
Vaikunta Ekadashi, also known as Swarga Vathil Ekadashi or Sorga Vasal Thirapu, falls on the Hindu calendar month of Marghazhi, Margashira, Margashirsha or Dhanu (mid December – mid January). Ekadashi is the eleventh day of the lunar fortnight, occurring twice a month- Sukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. The Ekadashi in Margashira Sukla Paksh is known as Vaikunta Ekadasi or Mukkoti Ekadasi. Vaikunta Ekadasi is called as Swarga Vathil Ekadashi (Swargavathil Ekadasi) in Malayalam and Vaikunta Dwaram or Swargada Bagilu in Telugu. While in North Indian states, Vaikunta Ekadasi is known as Putrada Ekadasi.