- Published on 25 December 2014
Note to the readers from Karthikeyan: I request all the readers to take the below essay only as an analysis and this essay is not a sure or definite prediction of the date of Swami’s Return. Only Bhagawan knows His plans and His date of Return. Sairam
Will Swami Return on the Auspicious Day of Vaikunta Ekadesi?
(Ekadesi Timings - December 31, 2014- 11.52 A.M to January 1, 2015- 10.42 A.M).
Considering Sister Apurva’s Vision, to her Swami Says (in Telugu) “(I am coming back before this year-end)"...
If we consider that as per English calendar, there is a good chance Swami may come on auspicious day of Vaikunta Ekadesi (December 31, 2014 - 11.52 A.M to January 1, 2015- 10.42 A.M). Let us discuss in the following essay about this possibility.
How it relates to Vaikunta Ekadesi
We all know that in 1960s, On the auspicious Day of Vaikunta Ekadesi, Baba used to take many devotees to Chithravathi river and He would materialize a silver vessel and a silver spoon and immediately amrit would start flowing from the vessel. Then Baba would Himself put a drop of amrit by spoon directly in everyone's mouth. The amrit would come ceaselessly in the vessel until all the devotees have received it. From this incident we can understand the auspiciousness of Vaikunta Ekadesi day.
Vaikunta Ekadasi is the 11th waxing Moon that falls in Pushya Shukla Paksha in Telugu Calendar and in Tamil Calendar the same period is Margazhi Shukla Paksha, and it occurs on January 1st, 2015 (IST). (However the correct timings of Ekadesi starts From December 31, 2014 - 11.52 A.M to January 1, 2015- 10.42 A.M). Vaikuntha Ekadashi is a very important day for Tirumala Venkateswara Temple at Tirupati and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple at Srirangam. Vaikuntha Ekadashi is known as “Swarga Vathil Ekadashi” in Malayalam Calendar followed by the people of Kerala.
Vaikunta (Vault of Heaven) is the sacred abode of Lord Vishnu, on this auspicious Vaikunta Ekadesi day, the vault of heaven is opened allowing you to change your reality. Ekadasi is a potent time for connecting with Lord Vishnu. Puranas say that it was on this day that the churning of the ocean occurred and the amrit (nectar of immortality) emerged out of the ocean was distributed to the Gods.
The main significance of this coming Vaikunta Ekadasi is that the planet Ketu will be in the 12th sign to the Moon (Pisces). When Ketu takes position in the 12th sign to the Moon, liberation is possible. The planetary placements indicate that observing a fast and offering prayers to Lord Vishnu during this day will bless you with liberation from suffering. In addition, Saturn will be in Scorpio, the 8th sign of the natural zodiac, and this signifies transformation. Saturn is aspected by retrograde Jupiter, therefore worship of Lord Vishnu on Vaikunta Ekadasi, will help bring about spiritual transformation.
(Please note that in United States and UK it is marked on December 31, 2014)
Significance of Margazhi month
1) The Margazhi month in which the Vaikunta Ekadesi day fall is is also equally important and posses holiness. Moreover the month of Margazhi is quoted in Tamil proverbs as the “Month of God”. Lord Krishna Also says “In the 12 months, I am the month of Margazhi”.
Lord Krishna declares in the Bhagavad-Gita: “I manifest the most in the month of Margazhi, among the months of a year.”
Bhagavad Gita says:
"brhtsaam tathaa saamnaam gaayatree chandasaamaham
maasaanaam margasheersho-ahamritunaam kusumaakarah"
"Likewise among the sruties that can be sung, I am the variety known as Brahatsama; while among the Vedic hymns I am the hymn known as Gayatri. Again, among the twelve months of Hindu calender, I am the month known as Margazhi; (and) among the (six) seasons (successively appearing in India in course of a year) I am the vernal season."
2) Margazhi Month is “Brahma Muhurtham” (very auspicious time ) for Celestial Gods:
One year of human beings is one day for the celestial counterparts (Devas and Gods). The first six months from mid January to mid July (Utharayanam) is the day time and the next six months mid July to mid Jan (Dhakshinaayanam) is the night time for the Gods. And this Maargazhi month being the dawn of the day (Brahma Muhurtham) for the Gods, singing and chanting the Glory of God is considered most auspicious. Human Brahma Muhurtham and celestial Brahma Muhurtham occur simultaneously in the early mornings of Margazhi month!
3) So from the above points we know that Margazhi month is very holy. So Vaikunta Ekadesi day which falls in the month Margazhi is very important day and Baba may return on this say of Vaikunta Ekadesi (December 31, 2014 - 11.52 A.M to January 1, 2015 - 10.42 A.M)
From the above essay we came to know about sacredness and auspiciousness of the Vaikunta Ekadesi Day and Margazhi month. Comparing it with sister Apurvas vision, there is a possibility that Swami may return on this holy day of Vaikunta Ekadesi - January 1 (However the timing starts from - December 31, 2014 - 11.52 A.M to January 1, 2015 - 10.42 A.M. December 31, 2014 is a Wednesday and January 1, 2015 is a Thursday.)
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