Karthika Masam, The Holiest Month For Hindus

Karthika masam is considered as the most auspicious month for Hindus. Kartik month is the favorite month for Lord Shiva amongst all 12 months. Karthika masam starts just the next day of Deepavali Amavasya.

In 2017, Kartik month starts on October 20, Friday and ends on November 18, Saturday, as per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, and Gujarati calendars.

During Karthik masa, devotees perform various rituals and customs. They observe karthika Masa Vratam.

One should follow the rituals given below to lead a good life and to get Moksha (Salvation):

  1. Dont eat non vegetarian food
  2. Eat meal for once in a day, eat a light food in the evening
  3. Observe the puja of Lord Shiva
  4. Be calm and avoid violence
  5. Light diyas everyday

‘Vanabhojanams (Garden parties) and ‘Samudra Snan (ceremonial sea bath) are very common rituals to be performed during the Karthik month.

It is to note that in North Indian Hindi calendars, Kartik month 2017 begins on 6 October and ends on 4 November 2017.

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  1. Jayan says:

    which is the holiest month as per hindu calendar

  2. Bhavna says:

    when is telugu karthika masam starting in 2017

  3. Shiv Sharma says:

    As it is being said that karthika maas is the most holiest month in Hindu calander, I agree to that but I do not understand the logistics that in different states the Maas starts with different dates and ends with different dates . If you do not have unity amongst yourself , I do not know how you are going to bring unity in whole of Bharat, where so many different ethnic groups live in. Can anyone answer this question for me please . If you want my personal address for communication please do so as such sharma_s@usp.ac.fj

  4. Dinesh T Shetty Kottinja says:

    I agree with Mr.Sharma.Dedicate each day to god by doing good things.Then all months are sacred more over your life will be sacred.