Kartik maas is the holiest month for Hindus as it is favorite month for Lord Shiva and Vishnu. In 2017, Gujarati Kartik Month begins on 20 October and ends on 18 November.
Kartik month is the first month in traditional Gujarati calendar. Kartik Sud 1 marks the beginning of a new year for Gujarati people. Gujarati New Year is also known as Nutan Varsh or Bestu Varsh.
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.
Kartik Sud Paksh begins on – 20 October and ends on 4 November 2017
Kartik Vad Paksh in starts on 5 November and ends on 18 November 2017.
It is to be noted that Tulsi Damodar Vivah 2017 dates are – 31 October, 1 November, 3 November and 4 November.
Some important festivals and auspicious days in Kartik Month 2017 as per Gujarati Calendar:
Friday, 20 October 2017 – Govardhana Puja
Saturday, 21 October 2017 – Bhaginihastha Bhojanam
Monday, 30 October 2017 – Kamsa Vadha
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 – Devutthana Ekadashi
Wednesday, 1 November 2017 – Tulasi Vivah
Saturday, 4 November 2017 – Kartika Purnima
Friday, 10 November 2017 – Kalabhairav Jayanti (Maha Kalbhairav Ashtami)
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 – Utpanna Ekadashi
Thursday, 16 November 2017 – Vrischika Sankranti
Saturday, 18 November 2017 – Karthika Amavasya