This article is on the importance of the festival Anantha Chathurdasi and its observation by Hindus. This festival is a vrath (vow) is to appease the deity Anantha (the eternal). Anantha is the name of the serpent of Lord Vishnu. Anantha is also one name of Sri Vishnu, the eternal. It is a religious observation to appease the serpent king Anantha and Lord Vishnu, the protector for happiness and prosperity. The belief is that if one observes the Vratha for 14 years, that person will attain Vaikunda.