Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is a Hindu celebration observed on Chaturdashi of the Hindu month of Karthik. People worship Lord Vishnu and Shiva on this day. Both the Gods are worshipped individually or together in different temples in Varanasi, Rishikesh, Maharashtra, and Gaya. The day holds great significance to the people of Maharashtra as the customs for the observance were set by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and his mother Jijabai. Vaikuntha Chaturdashi 2019 falls on November 11 and celebrations will continue on November 12, coinciding with Dev Deepavali. As we observe the festival, we have compiled Vaikuntha Chaturdashi significance, Katha, Puja Vidhi, Vaikuntha Chaturdashi Nishitakal, Chaturdashi Tithi and stories attached to it. Tulsi Vivah 2019 Date: Significance, Mythology, Puja Muhurat Related to Ceremonial Marriage of the Goddess Tulsi to Lord Vishnu.

According to Shiv Purana, Lord Vishnu went to Varanasi to worship Lord Shiva on Kartik Chaturdashi. Lord Vishnu pledged to worship Lord Shiva with a thousand lotuses but one was missing. To complete the thousandth flower, he plucked one of his eyes which is compared to lotuses and offered to Lord Shiva. This devotion of Lord Vishnu pleased Lord Shiva so much that he not only restored the plucked eye but also rewarded Lord Vishnu with the gift of Sudarshana Chakra, one of the most powerful and sacred weapons of Lord Vishnu. Also known as Baikunth Chaudas, devotees offer Lord Vishnu a thousand lotuses while reciting the Vishnu Sahasranama, the thousand names of Lord Vishnu.

Vaikuntha Chaturdashi 2019 Date

November 11

Vaikuntha Chaturdashi Tithi And Puja Vidhi

Vaikuntha Chaturdashi Nishitakal - 11:57 PM to 12:48 AM, Nov 11

Duration - 00 Hours 51 Mins

Dev Deepavali on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Chaturdashi Tithi Begins - 04:33 PM on Nov 10, 2019

Chaturdashi Tithi Ends - 06:02 PM on Nov 11, 2019

While both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are worshipped on the day of Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, the devotees perform Puja on two different timings of the day. The devotees of Lord Vishnu prefer Nishitha which is Hindu midnight while the devotees of Lord Shiva perform it at Arunodaya, Hindu dawn for the Puja. The devotees of Shiva take an early morning bath during Arunodaya at Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi on Kartik Chaturdashi. It is believed that Lord Vishnu offers Tulasi leaves to Shiva and Lord Shiva, in turn, offers Bael leaves to Lord Vishnu on this day.

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