Kartika masam is the holiest month for Hindus as it is favorite month for Lord Shiva and Vishnu. It is the 8th month in Telugu Panchangam. In 2019, Karthika Masam begins on 28|29 October and ends on November 26 as per the Hindu traditional calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Many major festivals are celebrated during the month of Karthik. Karthika Somavara vratam is an auspicious vratham dedicated Lord Shiva.
In some places, Kartik month is dedicated to Lord Kartikeya, son of Lord Shiva. Lord Kartik is also called as Skanda, Subramanya or Shanmukha. During this month, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, and Lord Kartik are worshipped. Many important and major festivals are celebrated during the Kartik month.
Karthika Snanam (Karthika Nadhi Snanam, Samudra Snanam), Karthika Maasa Vratham, Nakta Vratham, Kartika Deepadaana Vratham, Lakshavarthi Nomu, Akashadeepa Vratham, etc. are widely observed in Telugu states.
Govardhana Puja, Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam, Nagula Chavithi, Surya Shashti Puja, Kartika Ekadashi, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi, Vaikunta Chaturdashi, Bhishma Panchaka Vratham, Kartik Purnima, and Kartika Somavaram (Karthika Somavara Vratham – Mondays in Kartika Masam) are the major festivals and auspicious days in Kartika Masam.
Shukla Paksham in Karthika masam begins on 28|29 October and ends on 12 November.
Krishna Paksham in Kartika Masam beigns on 13 November and ends on November 26.
Important festivals and auspicious days in Kartik Month 2019 as per Telugu Calendars
28 October 2019 – Akashadeepa Arambham, Gokreeda Utsavam, Bali Padyami
29 October 2019 – Karthika Snanam Arambham, Karthika Chandrodayam, Uttara Shrungonnati, Bhagini Hastha Bhojanam, Yama Dwitiya
30 October 2019 – Trilochana Gauri Vratham
31 October 2019 – Naga Chaturthi
1 November 2019 – Garuda Panchami
2 November 2019 – Agni Shashti
3 November 2019 – Surya Saptami
4 November 2019 – Goshtashtami, Karthaveerya Jayanti, Tirumala Pushpayagam
5 November 2019 – Brahmaputra Pushkara Arambham, Krutha Yugadi
7 November 2019 – Yagnavalkya Jayanti
8 November 2019 – Prabhodini Ekadashi, Swayambhuva Manvadi, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi
9 November 2019 – Chulka Dwadashi Vratham, Shani Trayodashi
10 November 2019 – Vaikunta Chaturdashi
11 November 2019 – Karthika Vratha Udyapanam
12 November 2019 – Mahakarthiki, Karthika Pournami, Dhatri Puja, Tulasi Vratha Udyapana, Tripurotsavam, Jwala Thoranam, Daksha Savarnika Manvadi
14 November 2019 – Karthika Ashunya Shayana Vratham
15 November 2019 – Sankashti Chaturthi
17 November 2019 – Vrischika Sankranti
19 November 2019 – Savitri Kalpadi
20 November 2019 – Indra Savarnika Manvadi
23 November 2019 – Utpanna Ekadashi
25 November 2019 – Masa Shivaratri
26 November 2019 – Kaumudi Utsavam, Karthika Amavasya