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Source: South Indian Festivities

Vaikuntha Ekadashi.—The famous Vaikunta Ekadasi day of the Hindus is said to be the eleventh day of the bright fortnight in the month of Margasira or Margali, corresponding to the English month December-January. The occasion also goes by the names, “Mokshadah-Ekadasi” or Ekadasi that could secure for the observer of the Vratha freedom from birth and death and liberation from bondage and “Mukkodi Ekadasi”, or Ekadasi equal in potency to innumerable ordinary Ekadasi occasions put together.

The observance of the Vratha consists in rigid fasting followed by the worship of Vishnu one of the Hindu Trinity representing the preservative aspect in the universe, and it is believed to have the effect of conferring on the observer long-life, happiness and strength of body.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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