HYDERABAD, Dec. 24, 2018: Hare Krishna Movement (HKM), Hyderabad celebrated Vaikuntha Ekadashi at Swayumbhu Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Golden Temple located at Road #12, Banjara Hills on December 18. This festival is celebrated in commemoration of Lord Vishnu Himself coming to the Vaikuntha dwara to receive His devotee Nammalwar, a great saint in the Sri Vaishnava tradition.
The festivities began as early as 4.30 a.m. with a grand Abhishekam to the utsava Deity of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy with a variety of flowers, fruit juices, pancha dravyas, etc. Later the utsava Deity of the Lord was carried by the devotees around the temple. The Vaikunta Dwara pratishta wherein the Lord’s darshan is through the north door of the temple, was opened for the general public from 6.30 a.m. onwards.
At 9.30 a.m. there was an offering of Dvitrimasati Sahastranamarchana — chanting of 32,000 names of Sri Narasimha Swamy Ashtottaram to usher in peace & prosperity to all. Many devotees and distinguished guests like Mrs. G Vijaya Lakshmi, Hon’ble Corporator of GHMC with family, Mrs. Bonthu Sridevi Rammohan (wife of GHMC Mayor) along with other delegates visited the temple.