Kartik Maas (Month) is the eighth lunar Hindu month in the traditional calendar followed by Hindus in
The greatness of the Kartik month is mentioned in the Uttar Khanda of Padma Puran. The month is considered holy because it is believed that Lord Vishnu took Matsya Avatar in this month to restore the Vedas. Taking bath (Snan) in holy rivers in this month is considered highly auspicious. The full moon day in Kartik month is observed as Dev Diwali in remembrance of Lord Shiva killing demon Tripura.
In the calendars followed in Maharashtra,