Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi 2018 | Tulsi Damodara Dwadashi

Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi (Tulsi Damodara Dwadasi vrata, Chilku Dwadasi, Yogini Dwadashi, Yogeeshwari Dwadasi, Chukkala Dwadashi) is observed on Shukla paksha Dwadashi in Karthik Month. In 2018, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date is November 20. According to several Puranas, Lord Vishnu, who woke up from cosmic sleep on Utthana Ekadashi, comes to Vrindavan or Brundavan along with Goddess Lakshmi […]

Bhishma Panchak 2018 | Bheeshma Panchaka Vratam during Kartik Month

Bhishma Panchak Vrat, also known as bheeshma panchakam, is a 5-day vow or observance dedicated to Bhishma. In 2018, Bhishma Panchak vrat starts on November 19 and ends on November 23. Usually, it begins on Utthana Ekadasi or Prabhodini and ends on Kartik Purnima day. During these five festive days in Kartik month, devotees worship Lord […]

Thiruvannamalai Karthikai Maha Deepam 2018 | Arunachaleshwara Karthigai Deepam

Thiruvannamalai Karthikai Maha Deepam is a festival observed in the Tamil Karthigai Month at famous Tiruvannamalai Arunachaleshwara swamy temple in Tamil Nadu. In 2018, Thiruvannamalai Karthikai Maha Deepam date is November 23. It is celebrated on Kartikai Pournami, the Full Moon day in the month of Kaarthikai. This festival coincides with Krithikai nakshatram. In Thiruvannamalai, Maha […]

Kartika Vanabhojanam | Kartika Masa Vana Mahotsavam

Vanabhojanam (Vanbhojan) is a garden party or picnic arranged during Kartika masam in Andhra Pradesh by some organisations and traditional families. As per Hinduism, plants are very divine aspects of the nature, hence some plants are worshipped as Gods. Tulasi (Ocimum), Usiri (Amla), Bilva and Durva plants are considered as Gods and useful material in […]

Damodara Month – Why Kartika Month called as Damodar Month?

Krishna as Damodara

Damodara Month – Why Kartika Month called as Damodar Month? There is a statement in Padma Purana describing the ritualistic function during the month of Karttika (October-November). During this month, in Vrindavana it is the regulative principle to pray daily to Lord Krishna in His Damodara form. The Damodara form refers to Krishna in His childhood when […]

Nag Nathaiya Leela – Nag Nathan Festival in Varanasi Tulsi Ghat

Nag Nathaiya festival is celebrated in Tulsi Ghat of Varanasi in Kartik month. It is popular as Nag Nathaiya Leela. This festival is a part of the Krishna Leela celebrations. This event depicts the famous incident in Lord Sri Krishna’s life. During this festival, Lord Krishna jumps into the Ganga River to perform Nag Nathan. […]

Kartik Snan Sankalpa Mantra: Prayer, Stotra to chant during Karthika Snanam

Kartik Snan is the main ritual performed in the holy month of Kartik. All sarovars and river banks of India are filled with devotees of Lord Shiva and Vishnu to do Kartika masa punya snanam. Here is a collection of prayers chanted during Karthik ritual bath. Kartik Snan Prarthana: Nirvighnam kurumedeva Damodara namosthuthe – this […]

Importance of Karthika Deepotsava | Deeparadhana in Kartik Month

Karthika Deeparadhana

What is the importance of Karthika Deepotsava, Deeparadhana in Kartik Month? The glories of Deeparadhana in Kartik Month are explained here… When one offers a lamp during the month of Kartika, his sins in many thousands and millions of births perish in half an eyeblink. Offering a lamp during the month of Kartika is very […]

Paitha Mahakruchcha Vratam | Five day Vishnu Puja in Karthika Month

Paitha Mahakruchcha Vratam is a five-day vratham observed in Karthika Krishna Paksham in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. In 2018, Paitha Mahakruchcha vratham begins on November 29 and ends on December 3. Usually, this vrata starts on Kartika Krishna Saptami and ends on Kartika Krishna Ekadashi (Utpanna Ekadasi / Utpatti Ekadasi). During the vrata, Lord […]

Koti Somavaram | Koti Somavara Vratham

Koti Somavaram, Koti Somavaram Vratham, is observed on Shravana Nakshatram which comes before Kartik Purnima (Full Moon in Karthika Masam).  In 2018, Koti Somavaram date is November 14, Wednesday. It falls on Saptami tithi. If anybody does Abhishekam for Shiva and Parvathi on this day they will get eternity. Lighting ghee lamps before Shiva and […]

Tulasi Habba | Tulasi Puja on Uthwana Dwadashi in Karnataka

Tulasi Habba (Tulasi puja) is observed on Ksheerabdi Dwadashi, which falls during Kartika masam. In 2018, Tulasi Habba date is November 20. In some places, Tulasi Puja is also observed on Uthwana Ekadashi or Kartika Pournami. As per Hindu scriptures and Puranas, Uthwana Dwadashi is the day during which Maha Vishnu awakes from his cosmic […]

Chilku Dwadashi 2018 | Chiluku Dwadashi Vrat

Chiluku Dwadashi (Ksheerabdi Dwadashi or Yogini Dwadashi) is the day to worship Tulsi and Damodar (Lord Vishnu). In 2018, Chiluku Dwadashi date is November 20. Chilku Dwadasi is observed on Dwadashi, the next day of Prabhodhini Ekadashi, in bright half of Karthik month. On this day, devotees celebrate the marriage of Tulsi and Damodar. Tulsi Saligram […]

Tulsi Vivah 2018 | Tulsi Shaligram Puja during Kartik Month

Tulsi Amla Trees - Tulsi Vivah

Tulsi Vivah is an auspicious ritual observed in Kartik month. In 2018, Tulsi Vivah date on Chilku Dwadashi is – November 20. Tulsi Vivah on Prabodini Ekadashi is observed on 19 November and Tulsi Vivah on Kartik Purnima is observed on November 23. Generally, Tulsi Vivah is observed on Chilku Dwadashi, Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwadasi […]

Rai Damodar Brata in Odisha

Rai Damodar Vrata, Rai Damodar Brata, is observed in the Kartika Month in Odisha. It is mainly observed by Hindu widows. It is observed for first twenty five days starting from the first day during Kartika Maas. Some devotees observe it during the last five days in Kartika. In 2018, Rai Damodar Brata dates are […]

Shaka Saptami | Lakshmi Puja in Kartik Month

Shaka Saptami (Shakha Sapthami) is observed on Kartik Shukla Saptami (Seventh day of bright half in Kartika Masam). In 2018, Shaka Saptami date is November 14. This day is also observed as Bhanu Saptami or Surya Saptami. During Shaka Saptami festival, Goddess lakshmi is worshipped with vegetables and green leaves. This festival dedicated to Goddess […]

Kartik Somvar Vrat, Kartika Somavara Vratham during Mondays in Karthik Month

Kartika Somavara Vratam is one of the pujas to observe during the Mondays in Karthik Month. Soma is another name of Lord Shiva. Someshvara is Lord Shiva who keeps the Soma, the moon crescent on his matted hair. Here you can get Karthika Somvara Vratam 2018 dates. Karthika Somavara Vratham is mainly observed in South […]

Jagadhatri Puja 2018 | Goddess Jagaddhatri Pooja in Bengal

Jagadhatri Puja is observed on Karthik Shukla Navami, 9th day in Kartik month in Bengal. In 2018, Jagadhatri Puja date is November 17. Goddess Jagadhatri is the savior of the universe who has protected the world from cruel demons. She is another manifestation of Goddess Durga. Maha Shakti appears as ten-handed fierce form (dashabhuji), Goddess […]

Ahoi Ashtami Puja Procedure | How to do Ahoi Ashtami Puja

Ahoi Ashtami is dedicated to worship Ahoi Bhagwati or Ahoi Mata. Ahoi Ashtami is observed on Kartik Krishna Ashtami. This festival is observed mainly in North India. Ahoi Ashtami 2018 date is October 31. The puja procedure and rituals of Ahoi Mata Puja on Ahoi Ashtami may differ from region to region but the general […]

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha, Story of Ahoi Astami

Ahoi Ashtami is observed on Kartik Krishna Ashtami in North Indian states. Here is the Ahoi Ashtami vrat katha. Once upon a time, there lived a devoted woman in a village. She had seven sons. One day in Kartik month, just before Diwali festival, she went to the forest to bring soil for the renovation […]

Amavasya November 2018 date, Timings

Amavasya in November 2018 is Ashwin Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendars, it is Kartik Amavasya. In Novmeber 2018, Amavasya date is November 7. Ashwin Amavasya is the last day in Ashwin Month as per some calendars mentioned above. It is observed with lot of gusto in Andhra […]