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Kartik Purnima 2018 – 22 November or 23 November?

Kartik Purnima (Tripuri Poornima, Tripurari Purnima) is the Full Moon and auspicious day in Kartik month. When is Kartik Purnima 2018 – is it on 22 November or 23 November?

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).

Purnima in November (Kartik Purnima) begins at 12.53 in the afternoon on 22 November and ends at 11.09 in the morning on 23 November.

As Purnima begins in the afternoon, 22 November is observed as Tripurotsavam, Jwala Thoranam, etc. And on 22 November, Kartik Vrat Udyapan is also observed.

As Purnima ends on 23 November, it is observed as Maha Kartiki, Dhatri Puja, Tulasi Vrata Udyapana.

Those who observe Purnima Vrat and do fasting, can observe it on 22 November and those who light Kartik Purnima Deeparadhana, can observe it on 23 November.

Panchang, 23 November 2018

विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, कार्तिक मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, पूर्णिमा, कृत्तिका नक्षत्र, परिघा योग, बालव करण |

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:49 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:36
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)18:01 Chandrastama (Moonset)00:00

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Purnima – 11:09
Nakshatra Krittika – 16:41
Yoga Parigha – 10:54
Karana Balava – 22:07

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 10:52 – 12:13
Gulika Kalam: 08:10 – 09:31
Yama Gandam: 14:54 – 16:15

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Kartik Mahina 2075

Malayalam Calendar – Vrischikam Month 1194 (Vrischikam Masam)

Kannada Calendar – Kartika Maasa

Tamil Calendar – Karthikai Month (Karthikai Masam)

Bengali Calendar – Agrahan Mash 1425

Nepali Calendar – Mansir Maas 2075

Telugu Calendar – Karthika Masam (Karthikam)

Marathi Calendar – Kartik Maas

Gujarati Calendar – Kartik Maas
Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Vrischika
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Vrishabha

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 14:24 – 15:55
Abhijit: 11:51 – 12:34

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam
Durmuhurthams: 12:34 – 13:17

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