What's special this Vaikunta Ekadesi in Tirupati temple?

On the occasion of Vaikunda Ekadasi Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) trust board has decided to open the sorgavaasal (gates of heaven) for ten days at the Tirupati Ezhumalayan Temple for devotees.

Vaikunda Ekadasi festival is all set to begin from  December 25 and will continue till January 3. Ticket booking for the first 10-day event has begun. Now devotees book their online ticket at Rs. 300 on www.tirupatibalaji.ap.gov.in.Usually, sorgavaasal will be opened for two or three days each year for the arrival of the devotees.

But it is noteworthy that this year the sorgavaasal has been decided to remain open for 10 days.