Kartik Snan or Karthika Snanam is an auspicious bath ritual observed in holy rivers during Kartik month. In 2021, Kartik Snan dates – starts on October 20 and ends on November 19 in North Indian Hindi calendars.
As per Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada calendars, Kartik Snan 2021 begins on November 5 and ends on 4 December.
But mostly, Kartik Snan is performed till Kartik Purnima only (November 19, 2021).
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 2021
Kartik Pratipada – 21 October 2021 in Hindi calendars and 5 November 2021 in other lunar calendars.
Kartik Amavasya – 4 November 2021 (in Hindi calendars) and in other calendars on 4 December.
Kartik Ekadashi – 15 November 2021 – Prabhodini Ekadasi
Kartik Dwadashi – 16 November 2021 – Ksheerabdi Dwadasi
Vaikunta Chaturdashi – 17 November 2021
Kartik Purnima – 19 November 2021 – Tripurari Purnima