Kartik Snan or Karthika Snanam is an auspicious bath ritual observed in holy rivers during Kartik month. In 2023, Kartik Snan dates – starts on October 28 and ends on November 27 in North Indian Hindi calendars.
As per Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada calendars, Kartik Snan 2023 begins on November 14 and ends on December 12.
But mostly, Kartik Snan is performed till Kartik Purnima only (November 27, 2023).
Kartika Snan katha or legend or story of Kartik snan is mentioned in Puranas as a conversation between Sage Vasista and King Janaka. Devotees can fetch the merits of Aswamedha Yagna by performing bathing in holy rivers during Kartik month.
Important dates for Kartik Snan 2023
Kartik Pratipada – 29 October 2023 in Hindi calendars and 14 November 2023 in other lunar calendars.
Kartik Amavasya – 13 November 2023 (in Hindi calendars) and in other calendars on 12 December.
Kartik Ekadashi – 23 November 2023 – Prabhodini Ekadasi
Kartik Dwadashi – 24 November 2023 – Ksheerabdi Dwadasi
Vaikunta Chaturdashi – 26 November 2023
Kartik Purnima – 27 November 2023 – Tripurari Purnima