Kartik Purnima (Tripuri Poornima, Tripurari Purnima) is the Full Moon and auspicious day in Kartik month. In 2021, Kartik Purnima date is November 18-19.
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, 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).
Maha Karthiki Pavitra Snana, Dhatri Puja, Tulasi Vrat Udyapana and Kartik Vrat Udyapana are some other rituals performed on Kartik Purnima.
Kartik Purnima Puja Muhurat, 18 November 2021
Kartik Vrata Udyapana = 11.35 AM to 12.15 PM
Kartikeya Puja = 5.35 PM to 8 PM
Kartik Purnima Puja Muhurat, 19 November 2021
Maha Karthiki Pavitra Snan Muhurat = 6.20 AM to 10.25 AM
Krittika Deepam Muhurtham = 6.20 AM to 8.25 AM, 11.35 AM to 12.10 PM, 5.35 PM to 8 PM
Dhatri Puja Muhurat = 6.20 AM to 8.25 AM, 11.35 AM to 12.10 PM
Tulasi Vrat Udyapana = 6.20 AM to 8.25 AM, 11.35 AM to 12.10 PM
Panchang, 19 November 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 06:26 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 05:25 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 05:26 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : No Moonset
Tithi : Purnima upto 02:26 PM Pratipada
Nakshatra : Krittika upto 04:29 AM, Nov 20 Rohini
Yoga : Parigha upto 03:52 AM, Nov 20 Shiva
Karana : Bava upto 02:26 PM Balava upto 03:44 AM, Nov 20 Kaulava
Weekday : Shukrawara
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Kartika – Purnimanta Kartika – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2078 Pramadi
Abhijit : 11:34 AM to 12:17 PM
Amrit Kalam : 01:47 AM, Nov 20 to 03:35 AM, Nov 20
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 10:33 AM to 11:56 AM
Yamaganda : 02:40 PM to 04:02 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 07:49 AM to 09:11 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:38 AM to 09:22 AM 12:17 PM to 01:01 PM
Varjyam : 02:59 PM to 04:47 PM