Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is observed one day before Kartik Purnima. The Hindu month of Kartik, which concurs with the Gregorian month of October/November has myriad festivals and significant days.
This Chatiurdashi which falls on the Shukla Paksha is considered sacred for both the devotees of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva as both the deities are worshipped on the same day.
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi 2020 Date:
This year, Vaikuntha Chaturdashi falls on November 28.
- Chaturdashi Tithi Begins – 10:21 AM on Nov 28, 2020
- Chaturdashi Tithi Ends – 12:47 PM on Nov 29, 2020
Significance of Vaikuntha Chaturdashi:
Lord Shiva was impressed and appeared in front of him. Lord Shiva then said that Kartik Shukla Chaturdashi will be known as Kartik Baikunth Chaudas. Lord Shiva offered the Sudarshan Chakra to Lord Vishnu on this very day. On this day, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva said that the doors of heaven will be opened. A person fasting on this day would secure his place in heaven.
Rituals of Vaikuntha Chaturdashi:
Certain rituals should be followed to worship Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu should be worshipped with flowers, lamps, sandalwood etc. Devotees should recite Bhagavad Gita and Shri Sukta and offer Lotus flower for the puja. It is believed that those who worship Lord Vishnu and listen to the story on this day, get relief from all sufferings of life. Worshipping Lord Vishnu with a mantra and storm path on this day takes a person to Baikunth Dham after his death.