The glories of Kartika Month are mentioned in Skanda Purana and Padma Purana. Kartik Month is the first month as per Gujarati calendar and 8th month as per all other lunar Hindu calendars.
Skanda Purana has a sloka about Kartika Masam which states that it is the topmost of all the months.
Padma Purana’s sloka describes Kartik Month as the dearest among all the 12 months in Hindu calendar.
Here are the slokas & meaning of reference of Kartik Month in Skanda Purana and Padma Purana….
From Skanda Purana
Kartika khalu vai masam sarva
masesu ca uttamam
punyanam paramam punyam
pavananam ca pavanam
The month of Kartika is the topmost of all other months. It is the most meritorious and purified of all other pure months.
From Padma Purana
Dvadasu apimase su kartikah
tasmin sampujito visnur alpakair apy upayanaih
dadati vaisnavam lokam iti
evam niscitam maya
Among all twelve months, the month of Kartika is dear to Lord Sri Krishna. If somebody performs a little worship of Lord Sri Hari in this month, He offers that devotee His own abode. This statement is true.
tatah priyatama visno Radhika
gopikasu ca kartike pujaniya
ca sri damodara sannidhau
Among all other gopis, Srimati Radharani is the dearest to Lord Krishna. Therefore in the month of Kartika, one should worship Lord Damodara with Srimati Radharani near Him.