Know About Vaikuntha Chaturdashi Importance and Puja Method
According to the Hindu calendar, the Chaturdashi date of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month has special significance and is called Vaikuntha Chaturdashi. The Chaturdashi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month is considered holy for the devotees of Lord Vishnu as well as Lord Shiva as both Shri Vishnu and Lord Shankar are worshiped on the day of Vaikuntha Chaturdashi. It is believed that by worshiping Lord Vishnu on this day, the seeker attains Baikunth Dham and by the grace of Shiva one gets freedom from all kinds of sins. Most of the temples in Varanasi celebrate Vaikuntha Chaturdashi and it is celebrated a day before another important ritual of Dev Diwali. Apart from Varanasi, Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is also celebrated in Rishikesh and many cities of Maharashtra. Let us know about this year's date of Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, Muhurta, importance, and method of worship.
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi Story
It is believed that, on the day of Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, Mahadev presented his favorite weapon Sudarshan Chakra to Lord Vishnu. According to a legend, once Lord Shri Hari Vishnu became very eager to see Mahadev and reached the city of Kashi, eager to meet him.
There he took a bath at Manikarnika Ghat and took a vow to worship Lord Shiva with a thousand golden lotuses. At the same time, seeing such a resolution of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva reduced one of those golden lotuses.
At the same time, when a lotus fell, Shri Hari Vishnu thought of offering one of his eyes to Mahadev and as soon as he raised his weapon to remove his hair, then Lord Shiva appeared and being pleased with the devotion of Lord Shri Hari offered him Sudarshan Chakra.
At the same time, this is the only such date throughout the year, on which you can worship Lord Shri Hari Vishnu and Devadidev Mahadev together and get their blessings.
Importance of Vaikuntha Chaturdashi
The day of Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is considered very important. This day is special because both Sri Hari Vishnu and Lord Shiva are Puja on Vaikuntha Chaturdashi. According to Shiva Purana, on the day of Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, Lord Shiva presented Sudarshan Chakra to Lord Vishnu. According to religious belief, if a devotee worships Lord Vishnu with 1000 lotus flowers on this day, then he gets a place in Vaikuntha.
Puja Method of Vaikuntha Chaturdashi
On the day of Chaturdashi, take a fast in the morning after taking a bath. After this, Shri Hari Vishnu should be worshiped with 108 lotus flowers. Now worship Lord Shankar also and chant the names of Vishnu and Shiva on this day. During the worship, you must chant this mantra – Vina yo Haripujan Tu Kuryad Rudrasya Charchanam Vrtha Tasya Bhavetpuja Satyametdvcho Mam.
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is celebrated on Chaturdashi Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. Worshiping Lord Shri Hari Vishnu and Devadidev Mahadev on this auspicious occasion is considered very auspicious and fruitful. It is believed that worshiping Lord Vishnu and Mahadev on this day leads to salvation. If you want to know more about Vaikuntha Chaturdashi then talk to astrologers.