Chance for Saddam to get Moksha?

January 1, 2007 at 8:19 am Leave a comment


Dec 31, BANGALORE, INDIA (IBN) — Devotees from South India believe that Saddam Hussein has a good chance of attaining salvation, as he was hanged on auspicious day of Vaikuntha Ekadashi.

“It’s believed that if one gets darshan of god and receive mercy on this day, can reach the abode of God quickly,” said Iskcon Vice-President in Bangalore, Chanchalapathi Das.

“It’s coincidental that on this day he was hanged — it’s an auspicious day. There’s some benefit for his soul. Not that all his sins will be pardoned, but it’s good fortune that he’ll get blessings of God. It’s not that whatever your sins you’ll be promoted, but some good fortune will happen. Maybe God will bless him with wisdom,” said Chanchalapathi Das.

Thousands of devotees throng Vishnu and Krishna temples on Vaikuta Ekadashi, which fell on December 30 this year.

They believe that Vaikunta Dwar or Swarg Dwar — “the doors of heaven” — are open on Saturday.

Saddam’s hanging on this day perhaps gives hope for his soul. And what most people think is that no sin is so great that it can’t be forgiven.

Devotees believe:

  • If you come here on Vaikunta Ekadashi, you’ll go to heaven
  • Everyone’s sins will be forgiven
  • If he really repents for his sins, he’ll be forgiven
  • You’ll get moksha

Sinner or not, it’s the day when thousands seek heavenly grace at prominent Vishnu temples like Iskcon and Tirupathi.

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