Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi 2018 | Tulsi Damodara Dwadashi

Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi (Tulsi Damodara Dwadasi vrata, Chilku Dwadasi, Yogini Dwadashi, Yogeeshwari Dwadasi, Chukkala Dwadashi) is observed on Shukla paksha Dwadashi in Karthik Month. In 2018, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date is November 20. According to several Puranas, Lord Vishnu, who woke up from cosmic sleep on Utthana Ekadashi, comes to Vrindavan or Brundavan along with Goddess Lakshmi […]

Bhishma Panchak 2018 | Bheeshma Panchaka Vratam during Kartik Month

Bhishma Panchak Vrat, also known as bheeshma panchakam, is a 5-day vow or observance dedicated to Bhishma. In 2018, Bhishma Panchak vrat starts on November 19 and ends on November 23. Usually, it begins on Utthana Ekadasi or Prabhodini and ends on Kartik Purnima day. During these five festive days in Kartik month, devotees worship Lord […]

Prabodhini Ekadashi 2018 | Bodhini Ekadasi

Prabodhini Ekadashi, also known as Bodhini Ekadasi, is observed on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi. In 2018, Prabodhini Ekadashi date is November 19. It is also called as Dev Utthana Ekadashi. It is believed that on this day, Lord Vishnu wakes up from his Yoga Nidra (cosmic sleep). Lord Vishnu starts Yoganidra on Ashada Ekadashi (Dev Shayana […]

Kartik Purnima 2018 | Tripuri Poornima | Tripurari Purnima

Kartik Purnima (Tripuri Poornima, Tripurari Purnima) is the Full Moon and auspicious day in Kartik month. In 2018, Kartik Purnima date is November 23. 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, […]

Tulasi Habba | Tulasi Puja on Uthwana Dwadashi in Karnataka

Tulasi Habba (Tulasi puja) is observed on Ksheerabdi Dwadashi, which falls during Kartika masam. In 2018, Tulasi Habba date is November 20. In some places, Tulasi Puja is also observed on Uthwana Ekadashi or Kartika Pournami. As per Hindu scriptures and Puranas, Uthwana Dwadashi is the day during which Maha Vishnu awakes from his cosmic […]

Tulsi Vivah 2018 | Tulsi Shaligram Puja during Kartik Month

Tulsi Amla Trees - Tulsi Vivah

Tulsi Vivah is an auspicious ritual observed in Kartik month. In 2018, Tulsi Vivah date on Chilku Dwadashi is – November 20. Tulsi Vivah on Prabodini Ekadashi is observed on 19 November and Tulsi Vivah on Kartik Purnima is observed on November 23. Generally, Tulsi Vivah is observed on Chilku Dwadashi, Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwadasi […]

Rai Damodar Brata in Odisha

Rai Damodar Vrata, Rai Damodar Brata, is observed in the Kartika Month in Odisha. It is mainly observed by Hindu widows. It is observed for first twenty five days starting from the first day during Kartika Maas. Some devotees observe it during the last five days in Kartika. In 2018, Rai Damodar Brata dates are […]

Shaka Saptami | Lakshmi Puja in Kartik Month

Shaka Saptami (Shakha Sapthami) is observed on Kartik Shukla Saptami (Seventh day of bright half in Kartika Masam). In 2018, Shaka Saptami date is November 14. This day is also observed as Bhanu Saptami or Surya Saptami. During Shaka Saptami festival, Goddess lakshmi is worshipped with vegetables and green leaves. This festival dedicated to Goddess […]

Jagadhatri Puja 2018 | Goddess Jagaddhatri Pooja in Bengal

Jagadhatri Puja is observed on Karthik Shukla Navami, 9th day in Kartik month in Bengal. In 2018, Jagadhatri Puja date is November 17. Goddess Jagadhatri is the savior of the universe who has protected the world from cruel demons. She is another manifestation of Goddess Durga. Maha Shakti appears as ten-handed fierce form (dashabhuji), Goddess […]

Kartik Purnima celebrations in Puri Jagannath Temple

As the Kartik month is favorite month for Lord Vishnu, Lord Puri Jagannath is worshipped with special pujas and rituals on this day. Lakhs of Vishnu devotees perform ritual bath in the sea and offer their prayers to Lord Jagannath. In 2018, Kartik Purnima date is November 23. During Kartik Purnima day, deities of Lord […]

Ahoi Ashtami Puja Procedure | How to do Ahoi Ashtami Puja

Ahoi Ashtami is dedicated to worship Ahoi Bhagwati or Ahoi Mata. Ahoi Ashtami is observed on Kartik Krishna Ashtami. This festival is observed mainly in North India. Ahoi Ashtami 2018 date is October 31. The puja procedure and rituals of Ahoi Mata Puja on Ahoi Ashtami may differ from region to region but the general […]

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha, Story of Ahoi Astami

Ahoi Ashtami is observed on Kartik Krishna Ashtami in North Indian states. Here is the Ahoi Ashtami vrat katha. Once upon a time, there lived a devoted woman in a village. She had seven sons. One day in Kartik month, just before Diwali festival, she went to the forest to bring soil for the renovation […]

Kartik Puja in Varanasi: Kartik Snan & Tulsi Pooja on Kartik Ekadasi

Kartik Puja is observed on Shukla paksha Ekadashi in the month of Kartik along the River banks of Ganga in Varanasi. In 2018, Kartik Puja date in Varanasi is November 19. This Ekadashi day is also called as Prabhodini Ekadashi, Bhodini Ekadasi, Utthana Ekadasi or Dev Utthana Ekadashi. On this day, Tulsi Vishnu Vivah is […]

Kruta Yugadi, Satya Yugadi | Beginning of Golden Era of Kruta Yugam

Kruta Yugadi (Satya Yugadi), the beginning of kruta Yugam or Satya yugam, is observed on Akshaya navami, Kartik Shukla Navami day. In 2018, Kruta yugadi date is November 16. Kruta Yugam, also known as Satya Yugam, is considered as the Golden age as per Hinduism. This Yuga (era) is also known as the era of […]

Gopashtami 2018 | Gopashtami Vrata

Gopashtami is observed on Kartik Shukla Ashtami day. In 2018, Gopashtami date is November 16. It is also known as Goshtashtami vrata. On this day,  Nanda Maharaj sent his kids Krishna and Balarama to herd the cows for the first time. Thus, on Gopaashtami day Krishna and his elder brother Balaram became qualified cowherds. On […]

Karthaveerya Arjuna Jayanthi 2018 | Karthaveerya Uthpatthi

Karthaveerya Arjuna Jayanthi or Karthaveerya Utpatthi is celebrated on Kartik Shukla Ashtami, eighth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik. In 2018, Karthaveerya Jayanti date is November 16. Karthaveerya Arjuna was a great King who ruled Hehaya. Karthaveeryarjuna is worshipped to remove obstacles and to retrieve lost properties. King Karthaveeryarjuna is a great […]

Govatsa Dwadashi 2018 | Nandini Vrat

Govatsa Dwadashi (Nandini Vrat) is observed on Krishna paksha Dwadashi in Kartik Month as per North Indian calendars. In 2018, Govatsa Dwadasi date is November 4. As per other calendars, this festival falls on Krishna Dwadasi day in Ashwin month. This fast observed by women for longer life of their sons. The legend and the […]

Karva Chauth Significance | Importance of Karwa Chauth Festival

Karva Chauth, also known as Karka Chaturthi, is one of the biggest North Indian Hindu traditional festivals. Karva Chauth is a great festival dedicated to the sacred relationship of husband and wife. Hindu marriage allocates some responsibilities and duties to both wife and husband. This festival reminds them their duties to perform certain rituals or […]

Karva Chauth 2018 | Karwa Chouth Festival in 2018

Karva Chauth or Karaka Chaturthi is the important festival observed in North Indian states. In 2018, Karva Chauth date is October 27. It is a major fast for married women and those who want to get married soon. They offer prayers seeking long life of their husbands and marital bliss. Kava Chauth falls on the […]

Kartik Month 2018 as per Bengali Calendar

Kartik month, Kartik Mash is the 7th month and marks the beginning of Hemonto ritu in Bengali calendar. Bengali Kartik month 2018 starts on October 19 and ends on November 17. Some big festivals are celebrated during Kartik mash in Bengal. As this day is very favorite month for Lord Vishnu and Shiva, major festivals […]