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 2023 date, Timings

Amavasya in November 2023 is Ashwin Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi & Gujarati calendars. As per North Indian Hindu calendars, it is Kartik Amavasya. In Novmeber 2023, Amavasya date is November 13. Ashwin Amavasya is the last day in Ashwin Month as per some calendars mentioned above. It is observed with lot of gusto in […]

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 2020 dates – mela starts on November 26 and ends on 30 November. Kapal Mochan Mela concludes on Kartik Poornima day. […]

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 2020, Kartik Puja date in Varanasi is November 25-26. This Ekadashi day is also called as Prabhodini Ekadashi, Bhodini Ekadasi, Utthana Ekadasi or Dev Utthana Ekadashi. On this day, Tulsi Vishnu Vivah is […]

Amla Navami (Kartik Shukla Navami)

Amla Navami is observed on the ninth day of the bright fortnight during the month of Kartik. In 2022, Amla Navami date is November 2. 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 2020 | Chaturmas Dwitiya

‘Chaturmasya Vidiya’ or ‘Chatumas Dwitiya’ is observed on Kartik Krishna Vidiya as per Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat Calendars. In 2020, Chaturmas Dwitiya dates are August 5 and December 2. On Chaturmas Vidiya, Ashoonya Shayana vratam is concluded. Ashoonya Sayan vrat starts on Shravan Krishna Vidiya and continued for four holy months. Though, Chaturmasya […]

Nagula Panchami during Karthika Masam in Andhra Pradesh

Nagula Panchami during karthika masam is observed on the fifth day, Panchami, in Shukla Paksham of kartika masam. In 2022, Kartika Nagula Panchami date is October 30. In most of the places, Nagula Panchami, also known as Naga Panchami, is observered during Shravana masam but in some places it is also observed in kartika masam. […]

Kartik Purnima | Kartika Poornima

Kartik Purnima or Kartika Poornima, Tripuri Poornima or Tripurari Punrima, is the Full Moon and auspicious day in Kartik month. In 2017, Kartik Purnima date is November 4. This day marks the ending of Kartik month as per the calendars of North India but in other calendars it is the 15th day in Kartik maas. […]

Panchuka, Bagapanchuka | Five auspicious days of Kartika Month in Orissa

Panchuka (Panchaka vrat | Bagapanchuka vrata) is observed during the last five days in Kartika month mainly in Odisha. In 2020, Panchuka vrat starts on 25 November and ends on November 29. Panchuka starts on Bodhini Ekadashi and ends on Kartika Purnima festival. Kartik Purnima marks the ending of Panchuka or Bagapanchuka vrata. During Panchaka, especially […]

Dev Diwali (Dev Deepavali)

Dev Diwali is observed on the Full Moon day in the month of Kartik. It is popularly celebrated along the Ganga River banks in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) and other holy places in India. In 2021, Dev Diwali date is November 19. This festival is dedicated to River Ganga and devotees pay their tribute to Ganga […]

Uthpanna Ekadashi, Uthpatti Ekadasi Vrat

Uthpanna Ekadashi or Uthpatti Ekadasi is observed on Margashirsha Krishna Ekadashi, the eleventh day during Margashirsh month. In 2015, Uthpanna Ekadashi date is December 7. As per the Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Gujarati calendars, Uthpatti Ekadasi falls on Kartik Krishna Ekadashi. The legend or Vrat katha of Uthpanna Ekadashi is associated with the birth of […]

Somvar Vrat Puja Procedure: How to do Somavar Vrata

The observance of Somavara Vrata is different from place to place. The couples who want to observe Somavara vrata wake up early from bed and perform spiritual or ceremonial bath. And they start praying the divine couple Parvati Parameshwara (Uma Maheshwara). The Lord is anointed with Panchamritham (the sanctified mixture of milk, ghee, curd, honey […]

Karaka Chaturthi vratam: Sankashti Vinayaka Chavithi in Margashira masam

Karaka Chaturthi vratam is observed on Kartika Krishna paksha Chavithi, the fourth day in the second half of Kartika masam. Karaka Chaturthi 2021 date is November 23. It is mainly observed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and in some parts of Maharashtra by married women. Karaka Chavithi is also observed as Sankashtai hara Vinayaka Chavithi. This […]

Kartik Snan – It’s hard to perform Kartik ritual bath in Yamuna River

Kartik Snan, holy dip during Kartik mahina, is most sacred ritual during the month performed along the river banks of Yamuna, Ganga, Brahmaputra and some other holy rivers of South and Western India. Kartik Snan and Deepadaan are widely observed throughout the month of Kartik in holy places like Kasi (Varanasi) and Allahabad. But, the […]

Kartik Month 2009 – Kartik Maas in Hindu calendar

Kartik month is the most auspicious month for Hindus. Kartik Maas vrat is observed during the month. In 2009, Kartik month starts on October 5 and ends on November 2 as per the North Indian calendar followed in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh. As per […]