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 […]

Bhishma Panchak 2021 | 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 2021, Bhishma Panchak vrat starts on November 15 and ends on November 19. 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 2021 | Karthaveerya Uthpatthi

Karthaveerya Arjuna Jayanthi or Karthaveerya Utpatthi is celebrated on Kartik Shukla Ashtami, eighth day of Shukla Paksha in Kartik Month. In 2021, Karthaveerya Jayanti date is November 11. 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 […]

Kartik Purnima Shahi Snan during Pushkar Mela

Shahi Snan, royal bath, is observed on Kartik Purnima during Pushkar Mela. In 2021, Shahi Snan date is November 18-19. Several lakhs of devotees visit Pushkar Lake and take holy dip on Kartik Purnima. Every year, on Saptarshi Ghat, devotees perform Kartik Snan on a day before Karthik Poornima. Shahi Snan is also observed in […]

Prabodhini Ekadashi 2021 | Bodhini Ekadasi

Prabodhini Ekadashi, also known as Bodhini Ekadasi, is observed on Kartik Shukla Ekadashi. In 2021, Prabodhini Ekadashi date is November 14-15. 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). 14 November 2021 – Smarta Prabhodini Ekadashi 15 November […]

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 2021, Rai Damodar Brata dates are […]

Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi 2021 | 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 2021, Ksheerabdhi Dwadashi date is November 15. According to several Puranas, Lord Vishnu, who woke up from cosmic sleep on Utthana Ekadashi, comes to Vrindavan or Brundavan along with Goddess Lakshmi […]

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 2021, Kartik Purnima date is November 19. During Kartik Purnima day, deities of Lord […]

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 2021, Paitha Mahakruchcha vratham begins on November 26 and ends on November 30. Usually, this vrata starts on Kartika Krishna Saptami and ends on Kartika Krishna Ekadashi (Utpanna Ekadasi / Utpatti Ekadasi). During the vrata, Lord […]

Gopashtami 2021 | Gopashtami Vrata

Gopashtami is observed on Kartik Shukla Ashtami day. In 2021, Gopashtami date is November 11. 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 […]

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 […]

Kushmanda Navami | Kushmand Ninth

Kushmanda navami (Kushmand Ninth) is observed on Shukla Paksha Navami day in Kartik month. In 2021, Kushmanda Navami date is November 12. Kushmand Navmi is named after Kushmand fruit (pumpkin). It is also associated with the legend of kushmandasur Vadha (demolition of demon Kushmanda) by Lord Vishnu. Kushmand Navami is associated with a popular legend […]

Amavasya November 2021 date, Timings

Amavasya in November 2021 is Ashwin Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendars, it is Kartik Amavasya. In Novmeber 2021, Amavasya date is November 4. Ashwin Amavasya is the last day in Ashwin Month as per some calendars mentioned above. It is observed with lot of gusto in […]

Ahoi Ashtami Vrat Katha, Story of Ahoi Astami

Ahoi Ashtami is observed on Kartik Krishna Ashtami in North Indian states. Here is the Ahoi Ashtami vrat katha. Once upon a time, there lived a devoted woman in a village. She had seven sons. One day in Kartik month, just before Diwali festival, she went to the forest to bring soil for the renovation […]

Karthika Somavar Vrata 2021 | Auspicious Mondays in Kartik Month

Kartika Somavara Vratam is one of the pujas to observe on Mondays in Karthik month. In 2021, Kartik Somvar Vrata auspicious days are – October 25, November 1, November 8 and November 15 as per North Indian Hindi calendars. As per Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu and Kannada calendars, the dates of Kartika Somavara Vratham in 2021 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Tulasi Habba | Tulasi Puja on Uthwana Dwadashi in Karnataka

Tulasi Habba (Tulasi puja) is observed on Ksheerabdi Dwadashi, which falls during Kartika masam. In 2021, Tulasi Habba date is November 15-16. 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 […]