Kartika masa or Karthika masa is the eighth month in Kannada calendar followed in Karnataka. Karthika masa 2010 dates – Karthik month 2010 begins on 7 November and ends on 5 December. In 2010, Kartika month is the ninth month due to the Adhika masa (Adhika vaishakha masa). This is the favorite month for Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Goddess Lakshmi Devi, and Tulasi Mata.
Kartika Somavara vrata is an auspicious vrata dedicated to Lord Shiva. Shiva Puja is observed widely in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh on Mondays in Karthik masa. Karthika Snana is also meritorious. Tulasi Habba or Tulasi Vivaha puja is observed from Kartika Ekadashi to Kartika Pournami. Ksheerabadhi Dwadashi is the best day to perform Tulasi Vivaha puja.
- Shukla Paksha in Kartika Masa 2010 begins on 7th November and ends on 21st November.
- Krishna Paksha in Kartika Masa 2010 starts on 22nd November and ends on 5th December.
Kannada Festivals in Karthika Masa 2010:
- Bali Padyami – 7th November 2010 – Kartika Snana aarambha – Kartik snan starts
- Brathru Dwitiya or Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam – 8th November 2010
- Nagula Chavithi – 9th November 2010
- Naga Panchami – 10th November 2010 – Sowbhagya Panchami
- Naga Shashti – 11th November 2010
- Bhanu Saptami – 12th November 2010
- Goshtashtami – 14th November 2010
- Karthaveerya Uthpatti or Karthaveerya Arjuna Jayanti – 14th November 2010
- Yagnavalkya Jayanti – 16th November 2010
- Utthana Ekadashi – 17th November 2010
- Tulasi Vivaha 2010 begins – 17 November 2010
- Bhodhana Ekadashi or Prabhodhini Ekadasi – 17th November 2010
- Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi 2010 or Yogini Dwadashi – 18th November 2010
- Chilku Dwadashi or Damodara Dwadasi – 18th November 2010
- Vaikunta Chaturdashi – 19th November 2010
- Kartika Purnima – 21st November 2010 – Maha Karthiki
- Tulasi Vivaha Puja 2010 ends – 21 November 2010
- Kartika Jwala Thoranam – 21st November 2010
- Sankashtahara Chaturthi – 25th November 2010
- Uththna Ekadashi – Karthika Krishna Ekadashi – 2nd December 2010
- Masa Shivaratri – 4th December 2010
- Kartika Amavasya – 5th December 2010 – Karthika Snanam ends