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Ekadashi January 2018 date – Monthly Fasting for Hindu God Vishnu in January 2018

Dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu, Ekadashi Vrat is observed on the eleventh day of a fortnight in a Hindu lunar calendar. Ekadashi January 2018 dates are January 12 and January 28 (Smarta Ekadasi is marked on January 27, 2018). A fasting from sunrise to next day morning sunrise is generally observed by many Hindus on the day. Some observe the fast from the start time of Ekadasi Tithi and break the fast at the beginning of Dwadasi Tithi.

January 12, 2018, Ekadasi is known as Shattila Ekadashi.January 28, 2018, Ekadasi is known as Jaya Ekadashi The preparation for Ekadashi fasting begins on the Dasami day – the day before Ekadasi. On the Ekadasi day, devotees observe complete fast. The day is meant for hearing religious discourses and performing pujas.
There are also devotees who do not observe total fast. They avoid grains especially rice and consume fruits, nuts and milk.
The fasting comes to an end on the Dwadashi day with the consuming of food cooked in one’s house.

Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat February 2018 date – Monthly Fasting Dedicated Ganesha in February 2018

Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat is an auspicious day dedicated to Ganesha and it falls on the fourth day after Poornima or full moon day in a traditional Hindu calendar. The February 2018 Sankashti Vrat date is Saturday, February 3. Moonrise or Chandrodaya time is at 9:24 PM.

Chaturthi the fourth day during the lunar fortnight is dedicated to Ganesh. Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata falls during the waning phase of the moon. Fasting, from sunrise to sunset or till sighting of moon, is undertaken by Ganesh devotees.
It is popularly believed by Ganesh devotees that observing Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata will bring material progress, happiness and fulfillment of desires.
The importance of Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat was narrated by Sri Krishna to Yudhishtira. Significance of it is also found in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana.

Sankashti Chaturthi January 2018 date – Ganesh Sankatahara Chaturti Vrat in January 2018

Sankashti Chaturthi, or Ganesh Sankatahara Chaturti, is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesh. Sankashti Chaturthi January 2018 date is January 5, Friday and the Chandrodaya or Moon rise time is 9:44 PM (IST). Ganesha devotees observe Sankashta Chaturti day from sunrise till the sighting of the moon. The day falls on the fourth day during the waning phase of moon or Krishna Paksha in a Hindu lunar month.
Fasting on Sankashti day is believed help in attaining peace, prosperity and knowledge. The fast is mainly observed in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The day is known as Sankatahara Chaturti in Tamil Hindu culture.
The importance of Sankashta Chaturthi Vrata is found in the Narasimha and Bhavishaya Puranas. The greatness of the Vrata was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers.

Nakshatra on November 14, 2017

Nakshatra on November 14, 2017, Tuesday is Uthiram or Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra.
Nakshatra November 14, 2017, Time - North - East - South of India This time is applicable in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Andaman and Nicobar. Uthiram or Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra till 3:02 PM on November 14. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatram till 3:21 PM on November 15. There can be a difference of 5 to 10 mins in various regions. This particular time is based on Kashi - Varanasi. Nakshatra November 14, 2017, Time Western Parts of India This time is applicable in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadar Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, northern parts of Karnataka (having border with Maharashtra) and South Rajasthan …