Bhishma Ekadasi is celebrated in the month of Magha which happens to fall in the period of January and February as per the english calendar.
It is widely acknowledged that Bhishma chose this period of Uttarayana Punyakalam to leave his mortal coil and unite with the Supreme Soul.
As per the puranas, it is believed that Bhishma revealed the Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram to the Pandavas in the presence of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, on this day particular day while lying on the bed of arrows during the great war of Mahabharata. The Vishnu Sahastranama Stotram is a verse dedicated to Lord Vishnu containing his one thousand names.
Devotees believe that reading/listening to the Vishnu Sahastranama Stotram leads to Moksha, i.e. freedom from the cycle of life.
On this Auspicious day Vishnu sahasra stotra parayanam was chanted at the new JIVA Go:sa:la premises by Divya Saketham chief priest Sriman Raghudatta Swami. He had addresses the devotees about the significance of Vishnu sahasranam in human life. Every year on this day devotees group to chant Vishnusahasranamam at Go:sa:la.
10 different indigenous cow species are raised in this new Go:sa:la.