Fri Jul 25, 2014
Kartik Month Festivals for Hindu Calendar
Kartik - Kartik is eighth lunar month in Hindu calendar. All major festivals which occur on this month are listed below. Please switch to Amanta School if you follow Amanta School. If you are not sure which school you follow and find that festivals are not listed under correct month then please switch to Amanta School as you might be following Amanta School.
Karwa Chauth is a one day festival in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise seeking the well-being, prosperity and safety of their husbands.
Ahoi Ashtami is a festival celebrated in North India in which mothers hold a fast from dawn to dusk for the well-being of their sons.
Rama Ekadashi is one of the twenty four Ekadashi vrats which are observed to seek blessing of Lord Vishnu.
Dhanteras, which is also known as Dhantrayodashi, is the first day of five days Diwali festivity. On this day Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped with God Kuber.
Narak Chaturdashi is celebrated as victory of Lord Krishna over Demon Narakasura. This day is also known as Kali Chaudas and Roop Chaudas.
Lakshmi puja is performed during five days Diwali festivity. Lakshmi puja is the most important day of five days festivity.
The day, when Lord Krishna defeated Indra, is celebrated as Govardhan Puja or Annakut Puja. This day is also celebrated as Bali Pratipada and New Year day.
On Bhaiya Duj, sisters pray for their brothers to have long and happy lives by performing Teeka ceremony and brothers offer gifts to their sisters.
The Sun God, Surya, the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath Puja to promote well-being, prosperity and progress.
Gopashtami day falls on Ashtami Tithi during Kartik Shukla Paksha. It is famous festival in Mathura, Vrindavan and other Braj areas.
On Kansa Vadha day Kansa was killed by Lord Krishna and Ugrasena reinstated as King of Mathura.
Devutthana Ekadashi is one of the twenty four Ekadashi vrats which are observed to seek blessing of Lord Vishnu.
Tulsi Vivah is the ceremonial marriage of the Tulsi plant (holy basil) to the Hindu god Vishnu or his Avatar Krishna.
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