Govatsa Dwadashi 2021 | Nandini Vrat

Govatsa Dwadashi (Nandini Vrat) is observed on Krishna paksha Dwadashi in Kartik Month as per North Indian calendars. In 2021, Govatsa Dwadasi date is November 1. 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 […]

Kartik Purnima 2021 | Tripuri Poornima | Tripurari Purnima

Kartik Purnima (Tripuri Poornima, Tripurari Purnima) is the Full Moon and auspicious day in Kartik month. In 2021, Kartik Purnima date is November 19. 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, […]

Gopashtami 2021 | Gopashtami Vrata

Gopashtami is observed on Kartik Shukla Ashtami day. In 2021, Gopashtami date is November 22. 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 […]

Ahoi Ashtami 2021 | Ahoi Mata Puja on Ashtami in Kartik Month

Ahoi Ashtami is observed on the eighth day in Kartik month in North India. Ahoi Ashtami 2021 date is October 28 in India. This vrata is observed by mothers for the wellbeing of their children. Ahoi Ashtami is very similar to Karva Chauth fast observed on Kartik Chaturthi. Ahoi Ashtami puja procedure and rituals of […]

Jagadhatri Puja 2021 | Goddess Jagaddhatri Pooja in Bengal

Jagadhatri Puja is observed on Karthik Shukla Navami, 9th day in Kartik month in Bengal. In 2021, Jagadhatri Puja date is November 12. 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 Month 2021 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 2021 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 […]

Tulsi Vivah 2020 | Tulsi Shaligram Puja during Kartik Month

Tulsi Amla Trees - Tulsi Vivah

Tulsi Vivah is an auspicious ritual observed in Kartik month. In 2020, Tulsi Vivah date on Chilku Dwadashi is – November 26. Tulsi Vivah on Prabodini Ekadashi is observed on 26 November and Tulsi Vivah on Kartik Purnima is observed on November 29. Generally, Tulsi Vivah is observed on Chilku Dwadashi, Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwadasi […]

Bhishma Panchak 2020 | 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 2020, Bhishma Panchak vrat starts on November 25 and ends on November 29. 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 […]

Karthaveerya Arjuna Jayanthi 2020 | Karthaveerya Uthpatthi

Karthaveerya Arjuna Jayanthi or Karthaveerya Utpatthi is celebrated on Kartik Shukla Ashtami, eighth day of Shukla Paksha in Kartik Month. In 2020, Karthaveerya Jayanti date is November 22. 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 devotee of […]

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 2020, Kruta yugadi date is November 23. 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 […]

Vaikunta Chaturdashi 2020 | Vaikunth Chaturdashi

Lord Vishnumurti

Vaikunta Chaturdashi is observed on Kartik Shukla Chaturdasi, the fourteenth day in Shukla paksha during Kartik month. In 2020, Vaikunth Chaturdashi date is November 28. This festival is dedicated to Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, who performed Puja to Lord Shiva on this day. As per the legend or story of Vaikunt Chanturdasi, Vishnu visited the […]

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 2020, Kartik Purnima date is November 30. During Kartik Purnima day, deities of Lord […]

Karva Chauth 2020 | Karwa Chouth Festival in 2020

Karva Chauth or Karaka Chaturthi is the important festival observed in North Indian states. In 2020, Karva Chauth date is November 4. 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 […]

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 […]

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 2021 date is October 28. The puja procedure and rituals of Ahoi Mata Puja on Ahoi Ashtami may differ from region to region but the general procedure […]

Tulasi Habba | Tulasi Puja on Uthwana Dwadashi in Karnataka

Tulasi Habba (Tulasi puja) is observed on Ksheerabdi Dwadashi, which falls during Kartika masam. In 2020, Tulasi Habba date is November 26. 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 […]

Prabodhini Ekadashi 2020 | Bodhini Ekadasi

Prabodhini Ekadashi, also known as Bodhini Ekadasi, is observed on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi. In 2020, Prabodhini Ekadashi date is November 25-26. 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). 25 November 2020 – Smarta Prabhodini Ekadashi 26 November […]

Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi 2020 | 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 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 […]

Choti Diwali 2021 | Narak Chaturdashi

Choti Diwali, also known as Narak Chaturdashi, is the day before Diwali festival. In 2021, Choti Diwali date is November 4. This festival is considered as Small Diwali as on this day crackers are burst in small scale. All preparations for Diwali are done on Choti Diwali day. Devotees clean their houses and Rangoli designs […]

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 2020, Rai Damodar Brata dates are […]