For the Vaikunta Ekadasi celebrations, the swarga vaasal will open at 4.30am on January 13 at Sri Vedantha Desikar Srinivasa Perumal Temple.
This will be followed by Garuda Sevai procession inside the temple. The temple will remain open through the day to facilitate easy darshan and avoid crowding. The evening will see Andal Thiru Kalyana utsavam. There will be a joint procession of Srinivasa Perumal, Nam Azhwar and Andal.
The day-long celebration will culminate with the presentation of the sacred verses of Nam Azhwar as part of day one of the Era Pathu utsavam.
At Sri Madhava Perumal Temple, the swarga vaasal will open at 5.30am on Jan. 13.
Devotees can have darshan till 12.30pm. The temple authorities said that if there is a big stream of devotees, they will keep the temple open after the stipulated hours.
- Report by S. Prabhu