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12-18-2018 is special for 2 reasons. WHat are they?

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(1) Vaikunta Ekadasi (Mukkoti Ekadasi)
(2) Krishna told Arjuna Bhagavad Gita(BG appearance day)

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Today is special for 2 Reasons they are as follows:- (1)Vaikunta Ekadasi. (2)Gita Jayanthi. Vaikunta Ekadasi Importance:-Vaikunta Ekadasi is the sukhla Paksha Ekadasi in Dhanurmasam. According to the Vishnu Purana, fasting on Vaikuntha Ekadashi is equivalent to fasting on the remaining 23 Ekadashis of the (Hindu) year. Vishnu opened the gate of Vaikuntham (his abode) for two demons(Madhu and Kaitabha) in spite of their being against him. They also asked for the boon that whoever listens to their story and sees the image of Vishnu coming out of the door (called Dwar), called Vaikunth Dwar, will reach Vaikunth as well.In many Divyadesams Vaikunta Dwaram (Uttara Dwaram) will be opened on Vaikunta Ekadasi and Dwadasi. (2)Gita Jayanthi Importance:- Gita Jayanthi, also referred as Bhagawad Geetha Jayanthi, is the day when the Bhagvad Gita was rendered by Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the Kurukshetra on the first day of the famous 18-day battle in the Mahabharata. Gita Jayanthi falls on the Ekadashi day of Shukla Paksha (the bright half) of the Margashirsha month (November-December) in traditional Hindi calendar.

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