Amavasya November 2017 date, Timings

Amavasya in November 2017 is Kartik Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendars, it is Margashirsh Amavasya. In Novmeber 2017, Amavasya date is November 18. Kartik Amavasya is the last day in Kartik month as per some calendars mentioned above. It is observed with lot of gusto in Andhra […]

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 2017, Kartik Purnima date is November 4. During Kartik Purnima day, deities of Lord […]

Kartik Purnima 2017 | Tripuri Poornima | Tripurari Purnima

Kartik Purnima (Tripuri Poornima, Tripurari Purnima) is the Full Moon and auspicious day in Kartik month. In 2017, Kartik Purnima date is November 4. 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 2017, Tulasi Habba date is November 1. 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 2017 | Bodhini Ekadasi

Prabodhini Ekadashi, also known as Bodhini Ekadasi, is observed on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi. In 2017, Prabodhini Ekadashi date is October 31. 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 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 2017, Kartik Puja date in Varanasi is October 31. 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 2017, Kruta yugadi date is October 29. 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 […]

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 2017, Shaka Saptami date is October 27. 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 […]

Gopashtami 2017 | Gopashtami Vrata

Gopashtami is observed on Kartik Shukla Ashtami day. In 2017, Gopashtami date is October 28. 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 2017 | 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 2017, Karthaveerya Jayanti date is October 28. 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 […]

Karthika Somavar Vrata 2017 | Auspicious Mondays in Kartik Month

Kartika Somavara Vratam is one of the pujas to observe on Mondays in Karthik month. In 2017, Kartik Somvar Vrata auspicious days are – October 9, October 16, October 23 and October 30 as per North Indian Hindi calendars. As per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars, the dates of Kartika Somavara Vratham in 2017 […]

Jagadhatri Puja 2017 | Goddess Jagaddhatri Pooja in Bengal

Jagadhatri Puja is observed on Karthik Shukla Navami, 9th day in Kartik month in Bengal. In 2017, Jagadhatri Puja date is October 29. 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 […]

Kapal Mochan Mela during Kartik Purnima – Karthik Poornima Fair

Kapal Mochan Mela is the famous religious fair held during Kartik Purnima at Bilaspur in Yamunanagar district of Haryana. It is celebrated for last four days in the month of Kartik. Kapal Mochan Mela 2017 dates – mela starts on November 1 and ends on 4 November. Kapal Mochan Mela concludes on Kartik Poornima day. Approximately one […]

Bhishma Panchak 2017 | 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 2017, Bhishma Panchak vrat starts on October 31 and ends on November 4. 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 Vishnu […]

Utthana Ekadashi | Dev Utthana Ekadashi

Utthana Ekadashi (Dev utthana Ekadashi) is observed on Kartik Shukla Paksha Ekadashi. In 2017, Devuthhana Ekadasi date is October 31. This Ekadashi vrata is also called as Prabodhini Ekadasi or Bodhini Ekadashi. Legend says that on this day, Lord Vishnu awakes from Yoganidra (cosmic sleep). Utthana Ekadasi also marks the conclusion of Chaturmas vrat (observance […]

Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi 2017 | 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 2017, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date is November 1. According to several Puranas, Lord Vishnu, who woke up from cosmic sleep on Utthana Ekadashi, comes to Vrindavan or Brundavan along with Goddess Lakshmi […]

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 […]

Kartika Snanam Mahima | Significance of kartik Snan

Kartik snan, also known as Kartika Snanam, is one of the main rituals in Kartik month. Starting from Kartik Sudda Padyami, Karthik Snan is performed throughout the month in various holy river banks and seas in India. A large number of devotees visit Lord Shiva and Vishnu temples and perform holy dip during Kartika masam. […]

Amla Navami (Kartik Shukla Navami)

Amla Navami is observed on the ninth day of the bright fortnight during the month of Kartik. In 2017, Amla Navami date is October 29. This festival is mainly observed in Odisha and some other Western and Northern Indian regions. Amla fruit is used as one of the major ingredients in many Ayurvedic medicines. As […]

Chaturmasya Vidiya 2017 | Chaturmas Dwitiya

‘Chaturmasya Vidiya’ or ‘Chatumas Dwitiya’ is observed on Kartik Krishna Vidiya as per Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat Calendars. In 2017, Chaturmas Dwitiya dates are August 9 and November 5. On Chaturmas Vidiya, Ashoonya Shayana vratam is concluded. Ashoonya Sayan vrat starts on Shravan Krishna Vidiya and continued for four holy months. Though, Chaturmasya Vidiya […]