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Shukra Ast 2018 – Shukra Astha months in 2018 in Hindu Calendar

Shukra Ast is a specific period in Hindu calendars. During this period no auspicious ceremonies are held in North India. Shukra Astha 2018 time and date is given below:
Shukra Ast is from November 30, 2017 to February 19, 2018. Marriages are not performed during the period. Thus you will not find Marriage dates and other auspicious function dates in December 2016, January 2018 and till February 19, 2018
The total number of days in a Shukra Ast are 73 to 74 days. Roughly two months and a fortnight.

Hindu Festivals in January 2017 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in January 2017

Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in January 2017 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

January 3 - Muruga Sashti Fasting
January 6 - Monthly Durga Ashtami. Shakambari Navratri Begins
January 8, 2017 – Vaikunta Ekadasi – Ekadasi Fasting – Putrada Ekadasi January 10 – Pradosh fasting – Bhauma Pradosh as it is Tuesday
January 11 – Arudara Darshan January 12 – Swami Vivekananda Birthday January 12 – Purnima – Full moon day
January 12 – Shakambhari Purnima – Shakambhari Jayanti January 13 – Magh Month begins in North India calendars January 13 – Bhogi Pongal – Bogi in Andhra Pradesh January 13 – Lohri January 14, 2017 – Makar Sankranti; Pongal; Sankranti; Sabarimala Makaravilakku

April 2017 House Warming Dates – Auspicious and Good Dates for House Warming in April 2017

Below are the Auspicious house warming dates in April 2017. Please note that these good dates are meant to give a general idea. If you are a strict follower of astrology, then you should consult a local astrologer where the house is located as sunrise time in the area is very important in deciding the house warming time.

April 28
Dates on internet should only used to get an idea. These are computer generated based on a particular time zone.

Sankat Chaturthi in 2017 – Sankat Chauth dates in 2017 - Sakat

Sankat Chaturthi in 2017 in Hindu calendar based on Indian Standard Time. Sankat Chauth is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha in a Hindu lunar month. Here are the dates of Sankat Chaturthi in 2017, which falls on the 4th day in a Krishna Paksha lunar fortnight or on the fourth day after full moon or Purnima. Ganesha devotees observe a fast (fasting – upvaas) on Sakat Chauth Vrata days.

Sakat Chauth days in 2017 is based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

January 15, 2017 –  Sankat Chaturthi -  Sunday - Moonrise time - 9:11 PM

February 15, 2017 – Sankat Chaturthi - Tuesday - Moonrise time - 9:37 PM - Angarak Sankat Chaturthi

March 16, 2017– Sankat Chauth – Thursday - Moonrise time - 9:58 PM

April 14, 2017 - Sankat Chauth - Friday - Moonrise time at 9:32 PM

May 14, 2017 - Sankat Chauth - Sunday - Moonrise time - 9:58 PM

June 13, 2017 - Sankat Chauth - Tuesday - Moonrise time - 9:36 PM Angarak Sankat Chauth

July 12, 2017 – Sakat Chauth  - Wednesday - Moonrise time - 9:37 PM

August …

Vaikunta Ekadasi at Tirupati Balaji Temple

Vaikunta Ekadasi festival is observed at TirupatiBalajiTemple during the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in Dhanurmasa – the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in December – January. In 2017, Vaikunta Ekadasi at Tirupati Balaji Temple is on December 29. Vaikunta Dwaram opening time is 4:30 AM on December 29, 2017. The most important ritual on the day is the witnessing of the opening of the door in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple also known as ‘Vaikunta Dwaram’ or ‘Swargada Bagilu’ (the gate to the heaven). Devotees can pass through this door only on the Vaikunta Ekadasi day.
Vaikunta Dwaram as the name indicates is the door to Vaikunta – abode of Srihari Vishnu. The door is opened only on this day.
The utsava murti of Balaji is taken around the Mada Street on Vahanas on this day along with Sridevi and Bhudevi.
The main ritual on this day is the passing through the Vaikunta Dwaram. Apart from this devotees observe fast on the entire Ekadasi day.
Devotees consider it highly meritor…

Hindu New Year 2017 - The New Year Dates of Different Hindu Communities in 2017

Different communities in Hindu religion have different dates for New Year in a calendar year. Below are the Hindu New Year dates in 2017. The numerous communities that are part of Hinduism follow independent calendars and the New Year Day of a particular Hindu community in these calendars are based on seasons and the agrarian economy of the region. Here is a list of the New Year dates in Hindu religion.

New Year – January 1, 2017 - Majority of Hindus welcome the New Year with prayers to Ganesha for peace and prosperity.

Pongal – January 14, 2017 – The Government of Tamil Nadu had made Pongal as the Tamil New Year. (This decision was revoked by the present government.)

Nyepi – March 28, 2017 – Bali Hindu New Year (Indonesia)

Ugadi – March 29, 2017 – New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Saka  Year 1939 begins (in some calendars it is on March 28).

Gudi Padva –  March 28, 2017   – New Year in Maharashtra. Saka  Year 1939 begins
Nav Varsh Samvat or Hindi New Year –  March 29, 2017  – This…

Vaikunta Ekadashi at Bhadrachalam Sri Rama Temple in Andhra Pradesh

Vaikunta Ekadashi is observed in the Dhanur Masam as per traditional Telugu calendar at Bhadrachalam SriRamaTemple in Andhra Pradesh. In 2017, Vaikunta Ekadashi at BhadrachalamTemple is on December 29, 2017. The festival is popularly known as Mukkoti Ekadasi and attracts more than hundred thousand devotees from India and abroad.


The festival is observed on the Shudda Ekadasi – the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon – in Pushya or Margasira month which falls during the Dhanurmasam.

Vaikunta Ekadasi is a 21-day festival at Bhadrachalam Devasthanam and is known as Adhyayanotsavams. Another highlight of the 22-day festival is the Dasavatara Mahatosavams, or the celebration of the 10-incarnations of Lord Vishnu.

Dasami, the day a before Ekadasi, is popularly known as Teppotsavam or boat festival. Lord Rama and Mata Sita are taken in a boat around the GodavariRiver.

On the Vaikunta Ekadasi day, the main highlight is the opening of the Vykuntha Dwarams at Northern Gate of the tem…

March 2017 House Warming Dates – Auspicious and Good Dates for House Warming in March 2017

Below are the Auspicious house warming dates in March 2017. Please note that these good dates are meant to give a general idea. If you are a strict follower of astrology, then you should consult a local astrologer where the house is located as sunrise time in the area is very important in deciding the house warming time.

March 8 March 9 March 15 and March 18, 2017
Dates on internet should only used to get an idea. These are computer generated based on a particular time zone.

Life does not always serve tasty dishes

Life does not always serve tasty dishes. Sometimes it is too salty, too hot, too spicy, too cold, pungent and sometimes even not worth consuming. But then occasionally life do throw up delicious and tasty dishes. Think positive. Be positive. Happiness can be served at anytime. If not served by others we can cook them too.

By trying to please others, we are never going to be happy. Always be truthful about our feelings.

Your ideas, interests and passion are not bad or worthless, just because majority does not believe in them. Never give up your likes because people will laugh at you.

Hold on to your principles and believes.

A common ground can never be reached if both the parties lose temper.
If you cannot control your anger, them simply walk away and return later.
Abhilash
www.hindu-blog.com

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 31, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, December 31, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:08 PM on December 31. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is December 31, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date. Nakshatra – Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 2:40 PM on December 31. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravanam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 2:48 PM on December 31. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravanam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Makar Rashi.
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