Kartik Month, also known as Karttika, which begins after the Diwali day is the first month in Gujarati Calendar. It is the first month in the Vikram Samvat 2065. The month also marks the beginning of the new financial year. In 2008, Kartik month begins on October 29 and ends on November 27. It must be noted here that the Kartik month in traditional Hindi calendar begins earlier and is the eighth lunar month in the traditional Hindi calendar.
In Gujarat Panchang, a month is calculated from new moon to new moon. In traditional Hindi calendar a month is calculated from full moon to full moon.
Some of the important auspicious dates and festival in the month are:
Gopashtami on November 8
Hari Navmi on November 7
Ekadashi Prabodhini and Tulsi Vivah on November 9
Dev Diwali on November 13
Kartik Purnima on November 13
Uttpatti Ekadashi vrat on November 23