Kartik Mahina or Kartik month in 2013 begins on October 19, 2013, Saturday in North India as per traditional Hindi calendar followed in Uttranchal, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, etc.
But, Kartik Snan begins on Friday, October 18. Kartik Mahina 2013 ends on November 17 with Kartik Purnima Puja.
Kartik Snan or bathing ritual in holy rivers during the month is one of the popular rituals of Kartik mahina.
Kartik maas is the last month in Chaturmas vrat which starts with Shravan mahina. Chaturmas vrat ends on Ksheerabdi Dwadashi, Kartik Shukla Dwadasi.
Devotees observe Kartik Maas vrat during the month of Kartik. Single meal, celibacy, and Vishnu Puja (Lakshmi Narayan Puja), Shiva Puja are the main rituals of Kartik Maas vrat.
Major festivals in Kartik Mahina 2013 as per Hindi calendar
Kartik Snan begins: 18 October 2013
Karva Chauth Vrat: 22 October 2013
Sankashti Chaturthi: 22 October 2013
Rama Ekadasi: 30 October 2013
Dhanteras (Dhan Trayodasi): 1 November 2013
Narak Chaturdasi: 2 November 2013
Diwali: 3 November 2013
Bali Pratipada: 4 November 2013
Yama Dwitiya: 5 November 2013 (Bhai Dooj)
Utthana Ekadasi (Prabhodini Ekadasi): 13 November 2013
Ksheerabdi Dwadasi: 14 November 2013 (Tulsi Vivah)
Kartik Purnima: 17 November 2013