Karthigai Masam 2017 (Karthigai Month) in Tamil Nadu

Karthigai masam, Karthikai masam, is the eighth month as per Tamil Calendar. In 2017, 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. […]

Chilku Dwadashi 2017 | Chiluku Dwadashi Vrat

Chiluku Dwadashi (Ksheerabdi Dwadashi or Yogini Dwadashi) is the day to worship Tulsi and Damodar (Lord Vishnu). In 2017, Chiluku Dwadashi date is November 1. Chilku Dwadasi is observed on Dwadashi, the next day of Prabhodhini Ekadashi, in bright half of Karthik month. On this day, devotees celebrate the marriage of Tulsi and Damodar. Tulsi Saligram […]

Yagnavalkya Jayanthi 2017 (Yajnavalka jayanti)

Yagnavalkya Jayanti (Yajnavalkya Jayanti) is observed with utmost fervor by some communities in India. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Dasami in Kartik month by some communities. In 2017, Yagnavalkya Jayanti date is October 30. Some other communities observe Yagnavalksya Jayanti on Shukla Paksha Panchami in Falgun Month. Yagnavalkya (Yajnavalkya) was one of the great sages […]

Gujarati New Year 2017 | Nutan Varsh | Bestu Varsh 2017 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 2017 date as per Gujarati Panchang is October 20. The year 2017-2018 marks the Vikram Samvat 2074. The year 2017-2018 marks the Vikram Samvatsar 2074. New Year in Gujarat is […]

Kartik Maas 2017 in Marathi Calendar

Kartik Maas 2017 in Marathi Calendar.. Kartik month or Karthik mahina is the eighth month in Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra and Goa. In 2017, Kartik month in Marathi calendar begins on 20 October and ends on 18 November as per Marathi Kalnirnay. It is the most auspicious Hindu month. Many important festivals are celebrated in Kartik month and […]

Kartik Maas 2017 in Gujarati Calendar

Kartik maas is the holiest month for Hindus as it is favorite month for Lord Shiva and Vishnu. In 2017, Gujarati Kartik Month begins on 20 October and ends on 18 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Month 2017 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 2017 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 […]

Karthika Masam 2017 in Telugu, Kannada Calendars

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 and Kannada Panchanga. In 2017, Karthika Masam begins on 20 October and ends on 18 November as per the Hindu traditional calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. Many major festivals are […]

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 2017, Karthik Ravivaar dates are – October 22, October 29, November 5 and November 12 in Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and Gujarati calendars. In 2017, as per North Indian Hindi calendars, Sundays in Kartik Month are – October […]

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 Snan 2017 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 2017, Kartik Snan dates – starts on October 6 and ends on November 4 in North Indian Hindi calendars. As per Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada calendars, Kartik Snan 2017 begins on 20 October and ends on 18 November. But mostly, […]

Akshaya Navami 2017 | 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 2017, Akshaya Navami date is October 29. The legend or the story of Akshay Navami […]

Rama Ekadashi 2017

Rama Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day in Krishna Paksha during Kartik month as per North Indian calendars. In 2017, Rama Ekadashi date is October 15. As per Gujarati, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka calendars, Rama Ekadasi falls on Ashwayuja Krishna Paksha Ekadashi. Rama Ekadasi Vrat Katha or the legend and the significance of  this Ekadasi […]

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 and Karnataka. In 2016, Paitha Mahakruchcha vratham begins on November 20 and ends on November 24. Usually, this vrata starts on Kartika Krishna Saptami and ends on Kartika Krishna Ekadashi (Utpanna Ekadasi / Utpatti Ekadasi). During the vrata, Lord Vishnu […]

Vaikunta Chaturdashi Pooja Muhurtham, 13 November 2016

Vaikunta Chaturdashi Pooja Muhurtham is given here for 13 November 2016 – Vaikunta Chaturdashi Nisheedhi Kaala Pooja.. Vaikunta Chaturdashi is observed on Kartik Shukla Chaturdashi, the fourteenth day in Shukla Paksha in Kartik month. In 2016, Vaikunth Chaturdashi date is November 13. This Vrata is dedicated to Lord Sri Maha Vishnu, who performed Puja to Lord Shiva […]

Maha Raas – Krishna Raas Leela festival on Kartik Poornima

Maha Raas, a festival celebrating the love life of Lord Sri Krishna, is celebrated on Kartik Poornima, the full moon day in Kartik month, in North Eastern states like Tripura and Manipur. Raas Leela is the divine love episode of Krishnas life. Hindu girls are festooned in the form of ‘gopies and danced around the […]