Today, 17 November 2013 is Kartik Purnima.
Kartik Purnima day marks the end of Kartik month as per the calendars of North India but in other calendars it is the 15th day in Kartik maas.
During Kartik Purnima, Dev Diwali, Jwalathoranam, Akasha Deepam, Deepotsavam and Ganga Mahotsav are observed.
On Kartik Purnima, some people perform Tulsi Vishnu Vivah. It is observed on some other days – Bhodini Ekadasi or on Ksheerabdi Dwadashi. Kartik Poornima celebrations are associated with the legend of demon Tarakasur. Tarakasur was demolished by Lord kartik, also known as Skanda or Kumara.
Another legend associated with Kartik Poornima is of Lord Vishnu’s Matsyavatar. It is believed that on this day, Vishnu was incarnated in Matsya incarnation and protected Manu, the first man, from Maha Pralay (deluge).
Daily Panchangam, Kartik Purnima – 17 November 2013
Sun Rise 06:42 Sun Sets 17:41 Moon Rise 17:37 Moon Sets 06:13
Tithi Poornima Ends at 20:44
Nakshatram Bharani Ends at 11:37
Vishti (Bhadra) Karana Ends at 08:08, Bava Karana Ends at20:44
Variyana Yogam Ends at 15:47
Amrita Kalam 06:32 – 08:14 Duration: 01:41
Abhijit Muhurat 11:47:30 – 12:35:30
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 24:27 – 26:10 Duration: 01:43
Rahu Kalam: 16:18:37 – 17:41:00
Gulika Kalam: 14:56:15 – 16:18:37
Yama Gandam: 12:11:30 – 13:33:52
Durmuhurthams: 16:13:08 – 16:57:04