New Delhi: Every country in the world placed its bet for the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011. 11/11/11, coincidence of the same date month and year which come once in a hundred years, according to astrologers it is the best date to start something new. People across the world celebrated the triple convergence of 11s with a splash.

When asked whether this date is auspicious or not Ravindra Nagar, head priest of Birla Temple in central Delhi, said, "The date is not very known for its planet charts in the Hindu calendar. But in numerology, 11.11.11 totals up to 6, which is very auspicious for anybody who wants to start anything new.”

"There are nearly 30,000 weddings slated at the Birla temple tomorrow (Friday), especially Indians from abroad have scheduled weddings. We have called priests from Ayodhya and Mathura to conduct the weddings," Nagar added.

According to numerology experts, 3, 6, 9 are the auspicious numbers. So the number fortune will also be valid for 12.12.12- that will add up to 9.

"As far as weddings are concerned, 11.11.11 will free the couple from all the faulty positions in the planets. The marriages that happen tomorrow (Friday) are blessed to remain prosperous and have a long life," said Usha Kaushal, a priest at the Sanatan Dharam temple in central Delhi's Shanker Road.

The list of auspicious things slated for the big date does not end here. Astrologers say the day is also when many women would want their babies to first see the world. Hospital rooms are booked in advance as deliveries have been postponing deliveries to coincide with the once-in-a-lifetime configuration.

The list of auspicious things slated for the big date does not end here. Astrologers say the day is also when many women would want their babies to first see the world. Hospital rooms are booked in advance as deliveries have been postponing deliveries to coincide with the once-in-a-lifetime configuration.

The next fortunate date would be 12.12.12. So if you miss your date with 11.11.11, you may just try your luck on 12.12.12!

(Agencies/ JPN)