Koti Somavaram, 14 November 2018

Today, 14 November 2018 is Koti Somavaram (Koti Somavaram Vratham). It is observed on Shravana Nakshatram which comes before Kartik Purnima (Full Moon in Karthika Masam). If anybody does Abhishekam for Shiva and Parvathi on this day they will get eternity. Lighting ghee lamps before Shiva and Parvathi and doing Rudra Abhisheakam 11 times is […]

Karthika Deepam Nomu (Deepadaana Vratham)

Karthika Deepam Nomu (Karthika Deepa Vratham) is an auspicious austerity observed in Karthika Masam in Telugu calendar. In 2018, Karthika Masam begins on November 8 and ends on December 7. It is performed on any Krittika Nakshatra day or on Pournami (Full Moon) day. How to do Karthika Deepam Nomu? In Shiva Temple, light 120 […]

Akasha Deepam | Akasha Deepa Vratham

There are many rituals that are followed during Karthika Masam in South India, mainly in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states. ‘Akasha Deepam’ is one among several rituals of Karthika Masam. In 2018, Akasha Deepa Vratham begins on November 8 and ends on December 7 as per Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. In North Indian […]

Kartika Vanabhojanam | Kartika Masa Vana Mahotsavam

Vanabhojanam (Vanbhojan) is a garden party or picnic arranged during Kartika masam in Andhra Pradesh by some organisations and traditional families. As per Hinduism, plants are very divine aspects of the nature, hence some plants are worshipped as Gods. Tulasi (Ocimum), Usiri (Amla), Bilva and Durva plants are considered as Gods and useful material in […]

Kartik Snan Sankalpa Mantra: Prayer, Stotra to chant during Karthika Snanam

Kartik Snan is the main ritual performed in the holy month of Kartik. All sarovars and river banks of India are filled with devotees of Lord Shiva and Vishnu to do Kartika masa punya snanam. Here is a collection of prayers chanted during Karthik ritual bath. Kartik Snan Prarthana: Nirvighnam kurumedeva Damodara namosthuthe – this […]

Paitha Mahakruchcha Vratam | Five day Vishnu Puja in Karthika Month

Paitha Mahakruchcha Vratam is a five-day vratham observed in Karthika Krishna Paksham in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. In 2018, Paitha Mahakruchcha vratham begins on November 29 and ends on December 3. Usually, this vrata starts on Kartika Krishna Saptami and ends on Kartika Krishna Ekadashi (Utpanna Ekadasi / Utpatti Ekadasi). During the vrata, Lord […]

Karthigai Masam 2018 (Karthigai Month) in Tamil Nadu

Karthigai masam, Karthikai masam, is the eighth month as per Tamil Calendar. In 2018, Karthigai masam starts on November 17 and ends on December 15. This month, Karthigai, got its name from the Tamil star ‘Krithiga. Karthikai masam is the favorite month for Lord Muruga, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu as per the Tamil beliefs. […]

Karthika Mangalavaram Vratham | Tuesdays in Kartik Month

Karthika Mangalavaram Vratham (Tuesdays in Kartik Month) is an auspicious vrata dedicated to Lord Subramanya Swamy (Murugan). In 2018, Karthika Mangalavara Vratham dates are – November 13, November 20, November 27 and December 4 as per Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati and Marathi calendars. This vrata begins on the any Tuesday which coincides on Krithika Nakshatram or […]

Karthika Aadivaara Vratham | Ravivaar Vrat in Kartik Month

Karthika Aadivaara Vratham (Ravivaar Vrat in Kartik Month) is a puja performed on Sundays in Karthik Month. In 2018, Karthik Ravivaar dates are – November 11, November 18, November 25 and December 2 in Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and Gujarati calendars. In 2018, as per North Indian Hindi calendars, Sundays in Kartik Month are – October […]

Karthika Somavara Vratha Vidhanam, Procedure

Karthika Somavara Vratham Vidhanam, Procedure for Karthika Somavaram Shiva Pooja is explained here… This vratham should be started on Karthika Somavaram (Mondays) or on any Monday coinciding with Krittika Nakshatra. Perform ceremonial bath early in the morning on puja day. Take the clay from any river or any normal clay. Add Gandham (sandalwood paste) and […]

Karthika Masam 2018 in Telugu Calendar

Kartika masam is the holiest month for Hindus as it is favorite month for Lord Shiva and Vishnu. It is the 8th month in Telugu Panchangam. In 2018, Karthika Masam begins on 8 November and ends on 7 December as per the Hindu traditional calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Many major festivals are […]

Poli Swargam

‘Poli Swargam’ marks end of Karthika Masam.. In 2018, Poli Swargam date is 8 December 2018. Bathing ghats in Vijayawada witness hectic activity with scores of people thronging to observe ‘Poli Swargam’ that marks the actual conclusion of Karthika Masam. The devotees observe ‘Poli Swargam’, a day after Amavasya (new moon day) of Karthika Masam. […]

Nagula Chavithi 2016

Nagula Chavithi, Naga Chaturthi, is one of the most celebrated Naga Pujas in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Nagula Chavithi falls on fourth day in Karthika Masam (the fourth day after Deepavali) in Telugu & Kannada calendars. Nagula Chavithi vrata is also celebrated as Trilochana Gauri Vratham. Chaturthi (Naga Chaturthi), Panchami (Naga Panchami) & Sashti (Naga […]

Karthika Masam Pujas at Kapilateertham Temple

Karthika Masam Pujas at Kapilateertham Temple.. Many special homas and pujas are performed in Kapilateertham Kapileshwara Swamy Temple during Karthika Masam.. TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao has released the posters of Karthika Masa Homa Mahotsavams of Sri Kapilateertham temple in Tirupati in his chambers along with Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar on Monday. Speaking […]

Kartik Month 2018 | Kartik Mahina, Karthika Masam 2018

Kartik Month (Kartik Mahina, Karthika Masam) is the eighth month as per Hindu calendar. In 2018, Kartik Month begins on October 24 and ends on November 23 as per North Indian Hindi Calendar followed in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Kartik Month is the first month in Gujarati calendar […]

Kartika Purana 30th Chapter in Telugu

Kartika Purana 30th Chapter in Telugu explains the significance of Merits of Karthika Masam Vrata. It is recited on 30th day of Karthika Masam. కార్తీక పురాణము 30వ అధ్యాయము కార్తీకవ్రత మహిమ్నా ఫలశ్రుతి నైమిశారణ్య ఆశ్రమములో శౌనకాది మహామునుల కందరకు సూతమహాముని తెలియజేసిన విష్ణుమహిమను, విష్ణుభక్తుల చరిత్రములను విని ఆనందించి, వేయినోళ్ల కొనియాడిరి. శౌనకాది మునులకు యింకను సంశయములు తీరనందున, సూతుని గాంచి “ఓ ముని తిలకమా! […]

Kartika Purana 29th Chapter in Telugu

Kartika Purana 29th Chapter in Telugu explains how Ambarisha worshipped Durvasa and the significance of Dwadashi Vratha Parana. It is recited on 29th day of Karthika Masam. కార్తీక పురాణము 29వ అధ్యాయము అంబరీషుడు దూర్వాసుని పూజించుట – ద్వాదశీ పారణము అత్రి మహాముని అగస్త్యులవారితో యీవిధముగా – సుదర్శనచక్రము అంబరీషునకభయమిచ్చి వుభయులను రక్షించి, భక్తకోటికి దర్శనమిచ్చి అంతర్థానమైన వైనము చెప్పి – తిరిగి యిట్లు నుడువనారంభించెను. […]

Kartika Purana 28th Chapter in Telugu

Kartika Purana 28th Chapter in Telugu explains the significance of Sudarshana Chakra of Lord Vishnu. It is recited on 28th day of Karthika Masam. కార్తీక పురాణము 28వ అధ్యాయము విష్ణు సుదర్శన చక్ర మహిమ జనక మహారాజా! వింటివా దూర్వాసుని అవస్థలు! తాను యెంతటి కోపవంతుడైనను, వెనుకముందు లాలోచింపక ఒక మహాభక్తుని చిత్తశుద్ధిని శంకించినాడు కనుకనే అట్టి ప్రయాసముల పాలైనాడు. కావున, ఎంతటి గొప్పవారైనను వారు ఆచరించు […]

Kartika Purana 27th Chapter in Telugu

Kartika Purana 27th Chapter in Telugu explains the story of How Lord Vishnu explained Durvasa about Ambarisha and sent him to Ambarisha. It is recited on 27th day of Karthika Masam. కార్తీక పురాణము 27వ అధ్యాయము దుర్వాసుడు అంబరీషుని ఆశ్రయించుట మరల అత్రిమహాముని అగస్త్యున కిట్లు వచించెను – కుంభసంభవా! ఆ శ్రీహరి దూర్వాసుని యెంతో ప్రేమతో జేరదీసి యింకను యిట్లు చెప్పెను. “ఓ దూర్వాసమునీ! […]

Kartika Purana 26th Chapter in Telugu

Kartika Purana 26th Chapter in Telugu explains the story of Durva worshipping Lord Vishnu.. It is recited on 26th day of Karthika Masam.. కార్తీక పురాణము 26వ అధ్యాయము దూర్వాసుడు శ్రీహరిని శరణువేడుట – శ్రీహరి హితబోధ ఈవిధముగా అత్రిమహాముని అగస్త్యునితో – దూర్వాసుని కోపమువల్ల కలిగిన ప్రమాదమును తెలిపి, మిగిలిన వృత్తాంతమును ఇట్లు తెలియజేసెను. ఆ విధముగా ముక్కోపియైన దూర్వాసుడు భూలోకము, భువర్లోకము, పాతాళలోకము, సత్యలోకములకు తిరిగి, […]