Guruvayur Ekadasi Villaku by Postal department

via HK published on November 2, 2009

GURUVAYUR: Today Ekadasi Chuttu Vilakku was offered by staff in Postal Department. Peruvanam Kuttan Marar lead the Melam as part of Kazhcha Seeveli.Kalamandalam Parameswaran Nair lead the Bhajana in the evening.  On Saturday the offering was done by Judicial Courts in Chavakkad and on Sunday the offering was from State Bank of Travancore

 The Ekadasi Vilakku celebration by the judicial courts at Chavakkad will be held at the Sree Krishna temple here on Saturday. The State Bank of Travancore is conducting the Ekadasi Vilakku for the last 24 years and had offered the 25th year vilakku this time to Lord Guruvayoorappan. The vilakku celebration on Friday was performed as an offering by the temple hereditary employees with Kazhchzsiveli in the morning and evening.

The Hindus in general consider Ekadasi a very auspicious day. Of the 24 Ekadasis in a year, the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi which falls in the Malayalam month Vrischikam is observed as Guruvayur Ekadasi. This day is also observed as the Prathishta Dinam (installation day) of the temple. Though the temple is known as Sri Krishna temple, the idol made of Pathalanjana Sila, installed at the Sreekovil (sanctum sanctorum), is of Lord Mahavishnu. The idol is installed at the temple by Lord Guru and Lord Vayu on the Ekadasi day, it is believed. The name of the place, Guruvayur, is thus emerged from the Lfords Guru and Vayu. Guruvayur is considerefd the Bhooloka VaikuntaM, thre worldly abode of Lord Mahavishnu. Guruvayur Ekadasi is also knownas Bhooloka Vaikunta Ekadasi and it is said that devotees who observe perfect vritham (fast) on Ekadasi day attain moksha and reach Lord Vishnu. It is believed that on this day Lord Krishna revealed the Viswaroopam to Arjuna and conveyed the Bhagvat Gita to him. So the day is also celebrated as Gita dinam .

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