Karthika Somavar Vrata 2021 | Auspicious Mondays in Kartik Month

Kartika Somavara Vratam is one of the pujas to observe on Mondays in Karthik month. In 2021, Kartik Somvar Vrata auspicious days are – October 25, November 1, November 8 and November 15 as per North Indian Hindi calendars. As per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars, the dates of Kartika Somavara Vratham in 2021 […]

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 […]

Kartika Snanam Mahima | Significance of kartik Snan

Kartik snan, also known as Kartika Snanam, is one of the main rituals in Kartik month. Starting from Kartik Sudda Padyami, Karthik Snan is performed throughout the month in various holy river banks and seas in India. A large number of devotees visit Lord Shiva and Vishnu temples and perform holy dip during Kartika masam. […]

Govatsa Dwadashi 2021 | Nandini Vrat

Govatsa Dwadashi (Nandini Vrat) is observed on Krishna paksha Dwadashi in Kartik Month as per North Indian calendars. In 2021, Govatsa Dwadasi date is November 1. As per other calendars, this festival falls on Krishna Dwadasi day in Ashwin month. This fast observed by women for longer life of their sons. The legend and the […]

Gopashtami 2021 | Gopashtami Vrata

Gopashtami is observed on Kartik Shukla Ashtami day. In 2021, Gopashtami date is November 22. It is also known as Goshtashtami vrata. On this day,  Nanda Maharaj sent his kids Krishna and Balarama to herd the cows for the first time. Thus, on Gopaashtami day Krishna and his elder brother Balaram became qualified cowherds. On […]

Dev Diwali 2021 | Dev Deepavali festival on Kartik Purnima

Dev Diwali is observed on Kartik Purnima and popularly celebrated along the Ganga River banks in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) and other holy places in India. In 2021, Dev Diwali date is November 19. This festival is dedicated to River Ganga and devotees pay their tribute to Ganga Mata. It is believed that on Dev Deepavali, […]

Kedara Gauri Vratha Katha | Kedareshwara Gowri Puja Story, Origin

Kedara Gauri vratam is observed on Deepavali Amavasya day to get rid of all sorrows and obstacles in life. Legend or story of Kedara Gauri puja is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. The story goes like… Once, Pramatha gana (spiritual coterie) of Lord Shiva performed the pradakshina (spiritual circumambulation) around without including Goddess Gowri (Parvati). […]

Annabhishekam at Lord Siva Temples in Aippasi month

Aippasi month is one of the auspicious Tamil months. Annabhishekam is performed at Lord Siva temples in the month of Aippasi. In 2021, Aippasi Annabhishekam date is October 20. The Full Moon day during Aippasi month is the most important day to observe the ritual.  Annabhishekam and Mahajala Puja are observed during the day. In […]

Jagadhatri Puja 2021 | Goddess Jagaddhatri Pooja in Bengal

Jagadhatri Puja is observed on Karthik Shukla Navami, 9th day in Kartik month in Bengal. In 2021, Jagadhatri Puja date is November 12. 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 […]

Kartik Masa Vrata – Pujas & Rituals during Karthik Month

Karthika masam or Kartik month is the most auspicious month amongst all 12 Hindu months. According to Hindus, pujas, rituals, other auspicious and prosperous celebrations during Kartik month give them great pleasure and happiness in life because this is the most favorite month for both of the Supreme Gods Lord Vishnu and Shiva. They believe that praying […]

Tulsi Vivah 2020 | Tulsi Shaligram Puja during Kartik Month

Tulsi Amla Trees - Tulsi Vivah

Tulsi Vivah is an auspicious ritual observed in Kartik month. In 2020, Tulsi Vivah date on Chilku Dwadashi is – November 26. Tulsi Vivah on Prabodini Ekadashi is observed on 26 November and Tulsi Vivah on Kartik Purnima is observed on November 29. Generally, Tulsi Vivah is observed on Chilku Dwadashi, Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwadasi […]

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 […]

Bhishma Panchak 2020 | 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 2020, Bhishma Panchak vrat starts on November 25 and ends on November 29. 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 […]

Karthaveerya Arjuna Jayanthi 2020 | Karthaveerya Uthpatthi

Karthaveerya Arjuna Jayanthi or Karthaveerya Utpatthi is celebrated on Kartik Shukla Ashtami, eighth day of Shukla Paksha in Kartik Month. In 2020, Karthaveerya Jayanti date is November 22. Karthaveerya Arjuna was a great King who ruled Hehaya. Karthaveeryarjuna is worshipped to remove obstacles and to retrieve lost properties. King Karthaveeryarjuna is a great devotee of […]

Akshaya Navami 2020 | Amla Navami | Akshay Navmi Parikrama Divas

Akshaya Navami (Amla Navami) is observed on Kartik Shukla Navami, the ninth day in second half of Kartik month as per North Indian calendars but on same day in first half of Kartik month according to other Hindu calendars. In 2020, Akshaya Navami date is November 23. The legend or the story of Akshay Navami […]

Kruta Yugadi, Satya Yugadi | Beginning of Golden Era of Kruta Yugam

Kruta Yugadi (Satya Yugadi), the beginning of kruta Yugam or Satya yugam, is observed on Akshaya navami, Kartik Shukla Navami day. In 2020, Kruta yugadi date is November 23. Kruta Yugam, also known as Satya Yugam, is considered as the Golden age as per Hinduism. This Yuga (era) is also known as the era of […]

Thiruvannamalai Karthikai Maha Deepam 2020 | 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 2020, Thiruvannamalai Karthikai Maha Deepam date is November 29. It is celebrated on Kartikai Pournami, the Full Moon day in the month of Kaarthikai. This festival coincides with Krithikai nakshatram. In Thiruvannamalai, […]

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. […]

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 2020, Paitha Mahakruchcha vratham begins on November 7 and ends on November 11. Usually, this vrata starts on Kartika Krishna Saptami and ends on Kartika Krishna Ekadashi (Utpanna Ekadasi / Utpatti Ekadasi). During the vrata, Lord […]