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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 2017, 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.

In 2018 there is also Shukra Ast from

Shukra Ast is from October 25 to October 30.

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…

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 2018, Vaikunta Ekadashi at BhadrachalamTemple is on December 18, 2018. 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…

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 honest 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.