Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi (Tulsi Damodara Dwadasi vrata, Chilku Dwadasi, Yogini Dwadashi, Yogeeshwari Dwadasi, Chukkala Dwadashi) is observed on Shukla paksha Dwadashi in Karthik Month. In 2020, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date is November 26.
According to several Puranas, Lord Vishnu, who woke up from cosmic sleep on Utthana Ekadashi, comes to Vrindavan or Brundavan along with Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Brahma. It is also believed that on this day, Ksheer Sagar Manthan (Churning of the Milk Ocean) for Amrit (nector) was started by demons and Gods.
Hence, worshipping Tulasi plant along with Sri Maha Vishnu on this day gives many meritorious results. Deeparadhana on Vishnu temples are most preferable ritual to perform on Ksheerabdi Dwadashi. Those who protect the diya lighten by others will also get good benefits. Tulsi Damodar Vivah is done today in most of the places.
Ksheerabdi Dwadasi vratam is a main ritual during Karthika masam in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Panchang, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi – 26 November 2020
प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, कार्तीक मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, द्वादशी तिथि, रेवती नक्षत्र, सिद्धि योग, बालव करण |
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:52 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:36
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)15:21 Chandrastama (Moonset)28:01
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwadashi – Full Night
Nakshatra Revati – 21:20
Yoga Siddhi – 07:35
Karana Balava – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 13:34 – 14:55
Gulika Kalam: 09:33 – 10:53
Yama Gandam: 06:52 – 08:12
North Indian Hindi Calendar – Kartik Mahina 2077 (Kartik Maas)
Malayalam Calendar – Vrischikam Month 1196 (Vrischikam Masam)
Kannada Calendar – Karthika Maasa
Tamil Calendar – Karthikai Month (Karthigai Masam)
Bengali Calendar – Agrahan Mash 1427
Nepali Calendar – Mangshir Maas 2077
Telugu Calendar – Karthika Masam (Karthikam)
Marathi Calendar – Kartik Maas
Gujarati Calendar – Kartik Maas
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Vrischika
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Meena – 21:20:51
Amrita Kalam 18:38 – 20:26
Abhijit: 11:52 – 12:35
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 07:50 – 09:38
Durmuhurthams: 14:44 – 15:27
Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi in Previous Years
In 2019, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 8-9.
In 2018, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 20.
In 2017, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 1.
In 2016, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 11.
In 2015, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 23.
In 2014, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 4.
In 2013, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 14.
In 2012, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date was November 25.