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. […]

Karthika Somavar Vrata 2019 | Auspicious Mondays in Kartik Month

Kartika Somavara Vratam is one of the pujas to observe on Mondays in Karthik month. In 2019, Kartik Somvar Vrata auspicious days are – October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4 and November 11 as per North Indian Hindi calendars. As per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars, the dates of Kartika Somavara Vratham […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 2019, Koti Somavaram date is November 4, Monday. 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 […]

Tulsi Vivah 2019 | Tulsi Shaligram Puja during Kartik Month

Tulsi Amla Trees - Tulsi Vivah

Tulsi Vivah is an auspicious ritual observed in Kartik month. In 2019, Tulsi Vivah date on Chilku Dwadashi is – November 8. Tulsi Vivah on Prabodini Ekadashi is observed on 8 November and Tulsi Vivah on Kartik Purnima is observed on November 12. 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 2019 dates. Karthika Somavara Vratham is mainly observed in South […]

Jagadhatri Puja 2019 | Goddess Jagaddhatri Pooja in Bengal

Jagadhatri Puja is observed on Karthik Shukla Navami, 9th day in Kartik month in Bengal. In 2019, Jagadhatri Puja date is November 6. 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 […]

Kartik Puja in Varanasi: Kartik Snan & Tulsi Pooja on Kartik Ekadasi

Kartik Puja is observed on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in the month of Kartik along the River banks of Ganga in Varanasi. In 2019, Kartik Puja date in Varanasi is November 8. This Ekadashi day is also called as Prabhodini Ekadashi, Bhodini Ekadasi, Utthana Ekadasi or Dev Utthana Ekadashi. On this day, Tulsi Vishnu Vivah is […]

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 2018, Kruta yugadi date is November 16. 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 2018 | 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 2018, Akshaya Navami date is November 17. The legend or the story of Akshay Navami […]

Maha Raas – Krishna Raas Leela festival on Kartik Poornima

Maha Raas, a festival celebrating the love life of Lord Sri Krishna, is celebrated on Kartik Poornima, the full moon day in Kartik month, in North Eastern states like Tripura and Manipur. Raas Leela is the divine love episode of Krishnas life. Hindu girls are festooned in the form of ‘gopies and danced around the […]

Amla Navami (Kartik Shukla Navami)

Amla Navami is observed on the ninth day of the bright fortnight during the month of Kartik. In 2018, Amla Navami date is November 17. This festival is mainly observed in Odisha and some other Western and Northern Indian regions. Amla fruit is used as one of the major ingredients in many Ayurvedic medicines. As […]

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). […]