” Vaikunta Ekadashi” a very auspicious day in Hindu calendar . It is considered to be the day on which the doors of Vaikunta (heaven) will be kept open for the devotees. Special poojas are performed in all Vishnu temples . Many people fast on this day
Vishnu is identified with four symbols: (conch-shell) shankh, sudarshan chakra, (mace) gada and a lotus . Vishnu has a tilak on his forehead called the ” namam”
Vishnu devotees normally wear this namam symbol while Shiva devotees wear the three striped viboothi ( sacred ash).
Day 21: A Sikku kolam, with Lord Vishnu’ s Namam in the centre and the sudarshan chakra and shanka on either sides of the Namam.