Today, 6 November 2014 is Kartik Purnima, Tripuri Purnima, Tripurari Purnima. On Kartika Pournami, Dev Diwali, Jwalathoranam, Akasha Deepam, Deepotsavam and Ganga Mahotsav are observed.
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.
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).
On Kartik Purnima, Sri Mahalakshmi Annakut festival is celebrated in Mahalakshmi Mandir in Mumbai.
Panchang, Kartik Purnima – 6 November 2014
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:38 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:42
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 17:28 Chandrastama (Moonset) 00:00
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Purnima – 27:52*
Nakshatra Ashwini – 15:44
Yoga Siddhi – 15:58
Karana Bava – 27:52*
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 13:33 – 14:56
Gulika Kalam: 09:24 – 10:47
Yama Gandam: 06:38 – 08:01
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mesha
Amrita Kalam 08:54 – 10:25
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:32
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 24:59* – 26:32*
Durmuhurthams: 14:45 – 15:29