Kartik month, Kartik Mash is the 7th month and marks the beginning of Hemonto ritu in Bengali calendar. Bengali Kartik month 2013 starts on October 19 and ends on November 16.
Some big festivals are celebrated during Kartik mash in Bengal. As this day is very favorite month for Lord Vishnu and Shiva, major festivals and pujas are dedicated to them during the month.Dhanteras, Kali Puja (Diwali), Bhai Phonta and Kartik Puja are the major festivals celebrated in Bengal during Kartik month.
Some important festivals in Kartik Month 2013 as per Bengali Calendar 2013
22 October 2013 – Dasarath Chaturthi Vrata
26 October 2013 – Bath in Radha Kunda and Sri Krishna Puja
30 October 2013 – Dayananda Saraswati Swami Punyatithi
30 October 2013 – Ekadashi
31 October 2013 – Go Batsa Dadashi
1 November 2013 – Jamdeep Dan & Dhanteras
2 November 2013 – Hanuman Jayanti, Deepabali, Kalipuja
3 November 2013 – Dewali, Amabashya, Lakshmi Puja
4 November 2013 – Balidayta Raj puja
8 November 2013 – Shat Pachami Brata, Gyan Panchami Brata, Chhat Puja, Sri Surya Puja, Nari Shasthi, Pratihar Shasthi
10 November 2013 – Goshthaashtami, Go puja, Go Grasdan, Go-Pradakkhin. Gopashtami
11 November 2013 – Jagadhatri Puja, Durganabami Brata, Gouribrata and Akkhaynabami Brata, Tripurasundari Puja
13 November 2013 – Ekadashi
16 November 2013 – Kartik Puja, Baikuntha chaturdashi Brata, Sri Hari Puja, Rashyatra of Sri Krishna, End of Jampushkarani Brata, Start of Sri Sri Katyani Brata, Satya Narayan Brata.
Bengali Kartik Month coincides with Ashwin Month and Kartik Month in Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi and other North Indian Hindi calendars. It coincides with Aippasi Masam in Tamil Calendar and Tula Month in Malayalam calendar.