Kartik Snan or Karthika Snanam is an auspicious bath ritual observed in holy rivers during Kartik month. In 2020, Kartik Snan dates – starts on October 31 and ends on November 30 in North Indian Hindi calendars.
As per Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada calendars, Kartik Snan 2020 begins on November 16 and ends on 14 December.
But mostly, Kartik Snan is performed till Kartik Purnima only (November 30, 2020).
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 2020
Kartik Pratipada – 1 November 2020 in Hindi calendars and 16 November 2020 in other lunar calendars.
Kartik Amavasya – 15 November 2020 (in Hindi calendars) and in other calendars on 14 December.
Kartik Ekadashi – 25-26 November 2020 – Prabhodini Ekadasi
Kartik Dwadashi – 26 November 2020 – Ksheerabdi Dwadasi
Vaikunta Chaturdashi – 28 November 2020
Kartik Purnima – 29-30 November 2020 – Tripurari Purnima