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 […]

Thiruvannamalai Karthikai Maha Deepam 2022 | 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 2022, Thiruvannamalai Karthikai Maha Deepam date is December 6. It is celebrated on Kartikai Pournami, the Full Moon day in the month of Kaarthikai. This festival coincides with Krithikai nakshatram. In Thiruvannamalai, […]

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 2022, Paitha Mahakruchcha vratham begins on November 15 and ends on November 19. Usually, this vrata starts on Kartika Krishna Saptami and ends on Kartika Krishna Ekadashi (Utpanna Ekadasi / Utpatti Ekadasi). During the vrata, Lord […]

Vaikunta Chaturdashi 2022 | Vaikunth Chaturdashi

Lord Vishnumurti

Vaikunta Chaturdashi is observed on Kartik Shukla Chaturdasi, the fourteenth day in Shukla paksha during Kartik month. In 2022, Vaikunth Chaturdashi date is November 6. This festival is dedicated to Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, who performed Puja to Lord Shiva on this day. As per the legend or story of Vaikunt Chanturdasi, Vishnu visited the […]

Kartik Purnima in Varanasi (River Ganga banks)

Kartik Purnima is the last day of Kartik month as per North Indian Hindu calendars. This festival is observed with a lot of gusto in Varanasi and other pilgrim towns in North India. Ganga is the most auspicious river as per Hinduism and Kartik Snan in Ganga river is considered as highly meritorious ritual. Kartik […]

Tulasi Habba | Tulasi Puja on Uthwana Dwadashi in Karnataka

Tulasi Habba (Tulasi puja) is observed on Ksheerabdi Dwadashi, which falls during Kartika masam. In 2022, Tulasi Habba date is November 4-5. 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 […]

Tulsi Vivah Vrat Katha: Legend | Story of Tulsi Saligram Vivah Puja

Tulsi vivah puja is observed either on Kartik Ekadasi or Ksheerabdi Dwadashi or on Kartik Purnima day. Tulsi Vivah Vrat katha or the story of Tulasi Vivaha vratham is associated with the legend of King Jalandhar and his wife Jalandhar. The story explains the great devotion of Vrinda towards her husband and Lord Vishnu. Vrinda […]

Bhishma Panchak 2022 | 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 2022, Bhishma Panchak vrat starts on November 4 and ends on November 8. 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 […]

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 2022, Kruta yugadi date is November 2. 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 […]

Akshaya Navami 2022 | 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 2022, Akshaya Navami date is November 2. The legend or the story of Akshay Navami […]

Jagadhatri Puja 2022 | Goddess Jagaddhatri Pooja in Bengal

Jagadhatri Puja is observed on Karthik Shukla Navami, 9th day in Kartik month in Bengal. In 2022, Jagadhatri Puja date is November 2. 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 […]

Significance of Tulasi Puja, Tulasi Pooja Mahatmyam in various Puranas

Tulasi Puja, worshipping the divine Tulasi Tree, is an auspicious ritual throughout the year for Hindu women. They particularly consider it as daily ritual during Kartik month, Shravan month, etc. What is the significance or Mahatmyam of Tulasi Puja? Various Puranas and Holy Scriptures described the importance of Tulasi Puja with great slokas and stotras. […]

Dev Diwali 2022 | 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 2022, Dev Diwali date is November 8. This festival is dedicated to River Ganga and devotees pay their tribute to Ganga Mata. It is believed that on Dev Deepavali, […]

Govatsa Dwadashi 2022 | Nandini Vrat

Govatsa Dwadashi (Nandini Vrat) is observed on Krishna paksha Dwadashi in Kartik Month as per North Indian calendars. In 2022, Govatsa Dwadasi date is October 22. 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 2022 date is October 17. The puja procedure and rituals of Ahoi Mata Puja on Ahoi Ashtami may differ from region to region but the general procedure […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]