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Kharmas is considered to be an inauspicious period as per the Hindu Saka calendar followed in North India. No auspicious events are held during the period. Kharmas is given importance in Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and in parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. In 2018, Kharmas begins on December 16, 2017 and ends on January 14, 2018. It is also observed from March 15 to April 14, 2018.

In some regions, Kharmas is also known as Mal-Mas.

Kharmas is not followed by all calendars. All auspicious events like marriage, house warming etc are avoided during the period.

It must be noted that calendars followed in Western parts of India, Eastern parts of India and South do not observe Kharmas.

Bengali Month Poush 2017 - 2018 in Bengali Calendar

Poush month is the ninth month in a traditional Bengali calendar. The previous month was the Agrahan Maas. Poush month in Bengal Calendar begins on December 17, 2017 and ends on January 14, 2018. In Gregorian calendar, the Poush month begins in Mid December and ends in Mid January. The current Bengali year is 1424

The Aamabashya in month is on December 18, 2017.

Purnima day in Poush Month in 2018 is on January 2, 2018
The two Ekadashis in the month are on December 29, 2017 and January 12, 2018.

Swami Vivekananda's birthday per Gregorian calendar or English calendar is on January 12.

Makar Sankranti and Ganga Snan are on January 14, 2018.

The next month in Bengali calendar is the Magh month.

Narada Bhakti Sutra on Why Controversy Should be Avoided Regarding Nature of Truth

Vain disputation and discussion should not be entered into. (Sutra 74)A devotee must not indulge in controversial discussion. Such discussions will not benefit others. The nature of Truth is such that it can never be proved by argument alone. By argument, neither an atheist can prove ‘there is no God’, nor can a sage prove that ‘ there is God.’ It is only in the inner experience as we lift ourselves from the limited, little hide-out of our intellect, when we disengage it from its bondages with the objects-emotions-thoughts, and rise to the heroism of a greater living, only then, released from this tiny well of existence, can we have at least a vague suspicion of perhaps a possibility of the existence of a greater Reality.So long, as we are embedded in the flesh, hibernating in the midst of sensuous sorrows and Vasanas, basking in the brilliant warmth of some intellectual fireworks, or remaining encrusted with the prison-house of the body-mind-intellect, nothing can be understood or ex…