Karthigai Masam 2020 (Karthigai Month) in Tamil Nadu

Karthigai masam, Karthikai masam, is the eighth month as per Tamil Calendar. In 2020, Karthigai masam starts on November 16 and ends on December 15 (30 days).

This month, Karthigai, got its name from the Tamil star ‘Krithiga. Karthikai masam is the favorite month for Lord Muruga, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu as per the Tamil beliefs.

Many major festivals are celebrated in the month of Karthika in Tamil Nadu. Karthikai Deepam and Maha Bharani are the important Karthikai festivals. Karthikai Deepam 2020 date is November 29. Karthikai Deepam falls on the Full Moon or Pournami in Karthikai month.

Karthigai Deepam is celebrated with lot of gusto in Thiruvannamali Arunachaleshwara Temple. Karthikai Somavara vratham, Shiva puja on auspicious Mondays during Kartik month, is one of the major vratha during Karthikai masam.

On the day when Tamil nakshatra or star ‘Bharani falls during Karthikai masam, that auspicious day is celebrated as Bharani Deepam or Mahabharani. On this day sacred bonfires known as ‘Sokkapaanai are performed in the temples. In Karthigai masam, Ayyappa devotees start their Ayyappa Deeksha or start pilgrimage to Shabarimala.

Karthigai Masam coincides with Kartik month in Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, and Kannada calendars.

This month coincides with Vrischikam month in Malayalam calendar.

Important festivals and auspicious days in Karthigai Masam 2020 in Tamil calendar…..

Monday, 16 November 2020 – Bhaiya Dooj (Bhai Dooj)

Monday, 16 November 2020 – Vrischika Sankranti

Friday, 20 November 2020 – Chhath Puja

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 – Kansa Vadh

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 – Devutthana Ekadashi

Thursday, 26 November 2020 – Tulasi Vivah

Monday, 30 November 2020 – Kartik Purnima

Monday, 30 November 2020 – Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse)

Monday, 7 December 2020 – Kalabhairav Jayanti (Maha Kalbhairav Ashtami)

Thursday, 10 December 2020 – Utpanna Ekadashi

Friday, 11 December 2020 – Utpanna Ekadashi

Monday, 14 December 2020 – Somvati Amavasya

Monday, 14 December 2020 – Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse)

Tuesday, 15 December 2020 – Dhanu Sankranti

Days, dates in Karthigai Masam 2020

16 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 1

17 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 2

18 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 3

19 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 4

20 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 5

21 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 6

22 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 7

23 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 8

24 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 9

25 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 10

26 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 11

27 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 12

28 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 13

29 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 14

30 November 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 15

1 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 16

2 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 17

3 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 18

4 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 19

5 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 20

6 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 21

7 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 22

8 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 23

9 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 24

10 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 25

11 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 26

12 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 27

13 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 28

14 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 29

15 December 2020 – Karthigai Masam, Day 30

In Previous Years

In 2019, Karthigai masam starts on November 17 and ends on December 16 (30 days).

In 2018, Karthigai masam starts on November 17 and ends on December 15.

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  1. Harshada says:

    which month does karthigai come in english calendar

  2. Rupi says:

    is it good to be born in karthigai masam

  3. Shyamak says:

    karthikai month start and end date as per tamil calendar in 2020

  4. Brajraaj says:

    from when karthika masam start tamil calender 2020