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Kartik Month 2018 | Kartik Mahina, Karthika Masam 2018

Kartik Month (Kartik Mahina, Karthika Masam) is the eighth month as per Hindu calendar. In 2018, Kartik Month begins on October 24 and ends on November 23 as per North Indian Hindi Calendar followed in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.

Kartik Month is the first month in Gujarati calendar and it marks the Gujarati New Year (Bestu Varsh & Nutan Baras). 2018 Kartik Sud 1 marks the beginning of Vikram Samvat 2075 Year in Gujarati panchang.

In 2018, Kartik Month begins on 8 November and ends on 7 December as per Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada & Telugu & Goa calendars.

Karva Chauth, Ahoi Ashtami, Dhanteras, Diwali, Diwali Lakshmi Puja, Govardhan Puja, Annakut, Bhai Dooj, Nagula Chavithi (Nag Chaturthi), Chhath Puja, Kartik Ekadasi, Ksheerabdhi Dwadasi, Kartik Purnima, and Kartika Somavaram (Karthika Somavara Vratham – Mondays in Kartika Masam) are the major festivals and auspicious days in Kartik Month.

Kartik month coincides with Karthigai Masam in Tamil calendar and Vrischika Masam in Malayalam calendar.

Kritika nakshatram falls during Purnima or Full Moon in the month, hence it is known as Kartik month. Kartik month Kartika month is one of the four holy months in Hinduism. It is very auspicious to worship Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Kartik or Subramanya swamy. Kartika Masa vratam or Kartik Maas vrat is observed in the month. Devotees observe fasting on some auspicious days in Kartik mahina and offer special pujas to the Lord.

Kartik month is the fourth and final month of Chaturmas Vrat. Chaturmas vrat concludes on Ksheerabdi Dwadashi (the next day of Prabhodini Ekadasi). ‘Kartik Snan’ is considered highly auspicious.

Kartika Somavara vratam is one of the popular vrathams observed on Mondays in Kartik month in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. In North India, Lord Shiva is specially worshipped on Mondays in Shravan month (Shravan Somvar vrat).

Many important festivals are celebrated in Kartik month such as Karwa Chouth, Ahoi Ashtami, Diwali, Diwali Lakshmi Puja, Gujarati New Year (Kartik Sud 1), Dhanteras, Nagula Chavithi (Nag Chaturthi), Chhat Puja, Tulasi Puja, and Kartik Purnima.

Chardham Yatra, the pilgrimage to holy shrines such as Gangotri temple, Yamunotri temple, Badrinath temple, and Kedarnath temple, is concluded during Kartik month as per North Indian Hindi calendar.

The last five days in Shukla Paksha in Kartik month are very auspicious. Panchak or Panchaka vratham is observed during there five days. It starts on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi and ends on Kartik Purnima.

In Gujarati calendars, Kartik month is the first month and Kartik Sud 1 marks the beginning of Gujarati New Year or Vikram Samwat 2075 samvatsar (2018 – 2019).

Hindu Festivals in Kartik Month 2018

Saturday, 27 October 2018 – Karwa Chauth

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 – Ahoi Ashtami

Saturday, 3 November 2018 – Rama Ekadashi

Sunday, 4 November 2018 – Govatsa Dwadashi

Monday, 5 November 2018 – Dhanteras (Dhan Trayodashi)

Monday, 5 November 2018 – Kali Chaudas

Tuesday, 6 November 2018 – Narak Chaturdashi

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 – Diwali (Deepavali)

Wednesday, 7 November 2018 – Lakshmi Puja

Thursday, 8 November 2018 – Govardhan Puja (Gujarati New Year)

Friday, 9 November 2018 – Bhaiya Dooj (Bhai Dooj)

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 – Chhath Puja

Friday, 16 November 2018 – Vrischika Sankranti

Sunday, 18 November 2018 – Kansa Vadh

Monday, 19 November 2018 – Devutthana Ekadashi

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 – Tulasi Vivah

Friday, 23 November 2018 – Kartik Purnima

Thursday, 29 November 2018 – Kalabhairav Jayanti (Maha Kalbhairav Ashtami)

Monday, 3 December 2018 – Utpanna Ekadashi

Kartik Month in Previous Years

In 2017, Kartik Month begins on October 6 and ends on November 4 as per North Indian Hindi Calendar followed in North Indian Hindi calendar. In 2017, Kartik Month begins on 20 October and ends on 18 November as per Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada & Telugu & Goa calendars.

In 2016, Kartik Month begins on October 16 and ends on November 14 as per North Indian Hindi Calendar. In 2016, Kartik Month begins on 31 October and ends on 29 November as per Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada & Telugu & Goa calendars.

In 2015, Kartik Month begins on October 28 and ends on November 25 as per North Indian Hindi Calendar. In 2015, Kartik Month begins on 12th November and ends on 11 December as per Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada & Telugu & Goa calendars.

In 2014, Kartik Month begins on October 9 and ends on November 6 as per North Indian Hindi Calendar. In 2014, Kartik Month begins on 24th October and ends on 22nd November as per Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada & Telugu & Goa calendars.

In 2013, Kartik Month begins on October 19 and ends on November 17 as per North Indian Hindi Calendar. In 2013, Kartik Month begins on 4th November 2013 and ends on 2nd December in Amavasyant calendars.

Kartik month 2012 starts on October 30, Tuesday and ends on Wednesday, 28 November in North Indian Hindi calendars. As per Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, and Telugu calendars, Kartik month 2012 begins on 14 November, Wednesday and ends on Thursday, 13 December 2012.

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    27th november and ends on 25th november are you kidding me??? plzz post proper dates

  2. sri says:

    Kartik month starts just the next day of Deepavali Amavasya. In 2011, Kartik month starts on October 27th, Thursday and ends on November 25th ,Friday as per Telugu calendar

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    Karthika masam in AP and Karnataka starts on 27th October and ends on 25th November. Its not from 27th November to 25th December as mentioned above.

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    In 2012,Kartika masam starts on November,13 Wednesday & Ends on Dec 13 Thrusday

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    In 2012 Kartika Maas starts on october 30, ends on November 28 in ODISHA.

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