Kartik Month also called Karthika Masam in Telugu. Usually in Hindu calendar, Kartika Month is the eighth lunar month. Every year Kartik Month begins in the new moon in November. According to Vaishnava calendar, the lord Damodara will governs the entire Karthika month.
Kartik Month 2017 begins on October 20th and ends on November 18th. Naga Chaturthi, Naga Panchami and Kartik Purnima or Karthika Pournami are the most important festivals observed in as part of Karthika Masam Pujas. This calendar is mainly followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. In Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states Karthika Month 2016 from October 17th to November 14th. These regions calculate the month from the the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima.
Karthika Masam or Kartik month is the most auspicious month amongst all 12 Hindu months. Rudrabhishekam, Rudra Havan, Shiva Puja, Lingarchana, Kedareswara vrat puja and Satyanarayana Vrat Puja are the most important poojas in Karthika Masam. 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 to Lord during Kartik maas fetches them Moksha (salvation).
Auspicious dates & festivals in Kartik Month 2017
|October 20th||Friday||Gowardhan Puja|
|October 21st||Saturday||Chandra Darshan, Bhaiya Dooj, Yama Dwitiya|
|October 23rd||Monday||Nagula Chavithi|
|October 25th||Wednesday||Labh Panchami, Soora Samharam|
|October 26th||Thursday||Chhath Puja|
|October 28th||Saturday||Gopashtami, Masik Durgashtami|
|October 29th||Sunday||Akshaya Navami, Jagaddhatri Puja|
|October 31st||Tuesday||Devutthana Ekadashi, Bhishma Panchak Begins|
|November 1st||Wednesday||Tulasi Vivah, Yogeshwara Dwadashi, Pradosh Vrat|
|November 2nd||Thursday||Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, Vishweshwara Vrat|
|November 3rd||Friday||Manikarnika Snan, Chaumasi Chaudas, Dev Diwali|
|November 4th||Saturday||Kartik Purnima, Pushkar Snan, Purnima Upavas, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Bhishma Panchak Ends, Ashtahnika Vidhan Ends, Ratha Yatra|
|November 5th||Sunday||Margashirsha Begins *North, Masik Karthigai|
|November 6th||Monday||Rohini Vrat|
|November 7th||Tuesday||Sankashti Chaturthi|
|November 10th||Friday||Kalabhairav Jayanti|
|November 14th||Tuesday||Utpanna Ekadashi, Nehru Jayanti|
|November 15th||Wednesday||Pradosh Vrat|
|November 16th||Thursday||Masik Shivaratri, Vrischika Sankranti, Mandalakala Begins|
|November 18th||Saturday||Margashirsha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya|