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 2022, Paitha Mahakruchcha vratham begins on November 15 and ends on November 19. Usually, this vrata starts on Kartika Krishna Saptami and ends on Kartika Krishna Ekadashi (Utpanna Ekadasi / Utpatti Ekadasi). During the vrata, Lord […]

Akshaya Navami 2022 | Amla Navami | Akshay Navmi Parikrama Divas

Akshaya Navami (Amla Navami) is observed on Kartik Shukla Navami, the ninth day in second half of Kartik month as per North Indian calendars but on same day in first half of Kartik month according to other Hindu calendars. In 2022, Akshaya Navami date is November 2. The legend or the story of Akshay Navami […]

Linga Daana Nomu (Vratham of donating ShivaLingams)

Linga Daana Nomu is a vrat of donating Shiva Lingams. It is observed in Karthika Masam as per Telugu calendar. There is a special song dedicated to this vratham which is sung daily during Karthika Masam. And on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in Kartik Month, the Lingams are donated to a Brahmin. Linga Daana Nomu Song […]

Karthigai Masam 2022 (Karthigai Month) in Tamil Nadu

Karthigai masam, Karthikai masam, is the eighth month as per Tamil Calendar. In 2022, Karthigai masam starts on November 17 and ends on December 15 (29 days). 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 […]

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 2022, Karthik Ravivaar dates are – October 30, November 6, November 13 and November 20 in Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and Gujarati calendars. In 2022, as per North Indian Hindi calendars, Sundays in Kartik Month are – October […]

Kartik Shukla Dwitiya | Karthika Shuddha Vidiya

Kartik Shukla Dwitiya | Karthika Shuddha Vidiya (Shukla Paksha Dwitiya in Kartik Month) is the seventeenth day of Kartik Maas in North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimant Panchang) and second day of Kartik Maas in Amavasyant Panchang. In 2022, Kartik Shukla Dwitiya date is October 27. This day coincides with Shukla Dwitiya in Kartik Month in […]

Kartik Shukla Pratipada | Karthika Shuddha Padyami

Kartik Shukla Pratipada | Karthika Shuddha Padyami (Shukla Paksha Pratipada in Kartik Month) is the sixteenth day of Kartik Maas in North Indian Hindi calendars (Purnimant Panchang) and first day of Kartik Maas in Amavasyant Panchang. In 2022, Kartik Shukla Pratipada date is October 26. This day coincides with Shukla Pratipada in Kartik Month in […]

Glories of Kartika Month in Skanda Purana, Padma Purana

The glories of Kartika Month are mentioned in Skanda Purana and Padma Purana. Kartik Month is the first month as per Gujarati calendar and 8th month as per all other lunar Hindu calendars. Skanda Purana has a sloka about Kartika Masam which states that it is the topmost of all the months. Padma Purana’s sloka […]

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 […]

Kartik Maas 2022 in Gujarati Calendar

Kartik maas is the holiest month for Hindus as it is favorite month for Lord Shiva and Vishnu. In 2022, Gujarati Kartik Month begins on 26 October and ends on 23 November. Kartik month is the first month in traditional Gujarati calendar. Kartik Sud 1 marks the beginning of a new year for Gujarati people. […]

Gujarati New Year 2022 | Nutan Varsh | Bestu Varsh 2022 in Gujarat

Gujarati New Year or New Year day in Gujarat is celebrated on the day after Diwali. It is referred as Hindu Vikram Samvatsar. Gujarati New Year 2022 date as per Gujarati Panchang is October 26. The year 2022-2023 marks the Vikram Samvat 2079. New Year in Gujarat is also known as Nutan Varsh or Bestu […]

Karthika Masam 2022 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 2022, Karthika Masam begins on 26 October and ends on November 23 as per the Hindu traditional calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Many major festivals are […]

Kartik Maas 2022 in Marathi Calendar

Kartik month or Karthik mahina is the eighth month in Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra and Goa. In 2022, Kartik month in Marathi calendar begins on 26 October and ends on November 23 as per Marathi Kalnirnay. It is the most auspicious Hindu month. Many important festivals are celebrated in Kartik month and the entire […]

Damodara Month – Why Kartika Month called as Damodar Month?

Krishna as Damodara

Damodara Month – Why Kartika Month called as Damodar Month? There is a statement in Padma Purana describing the ritualistic function during the month of Karttika (October-November). During this month, in Vrindavana it is the regulative principle to pray daily to Lord Krishna in His Damodara form. The Damodara form refers to Krishna in His childhood when […]

Kartik Snan 2022 dates | Karthika Snanam, ritual bath in Kartik Month

Kartik Snan or Karthika Snanam is an auspicious bath ritual observed in holy rivers during Kartik month. In 2022, Kartik Snan dates – starts on October 10 and ends on November 8 in North Indian Hindi calendars. As per Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada calendars, Kartik Snan 2022 begins on October 26 and ends on November […]

Kartik Month 2022 | Kartik Mahina, Karthika Masam 2022

Kartik Month (Kartik Mahina, Karthika Masam) is the eighth month as per Hindu calendar. In 2022, Kartik Month begins on 10 October to 8 November 2022 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 and […]

Importance of Karthika Deepotsava | Deeparadhana in Kartik Month

Karthika Deeparadhana

What is the importance of Karthika Deepotsava, Deeparadhana in Kartik Month? The glories of Deeparadhana in Kartik Month are explained here… When one offers a lamp during the month of Kartika, his sins in many thousands and millions of births perish in half an eyeblink. Offering a lamp during the month of Kartika is very […]

Kartik Masa Vrata – Pujas & Rituals during Karthik Month

Karthika masam or Kartik month is the most auspicious month amongst all 12 Hindu months. According to Hindus, pujas, rituals, other auspicious and prosperous celebrations during Kartik month give them great pleasure and happiness in life because this is the most favorite month for both of the Supreme Gods Lord Vishnu and Shiva. They believe that praying […]