Kartik Mahina, or Kartak Maas, is the first month in a traditional Gujarati calendar followed in
Gujarat. Kartik Mahina 2010 begins on November 7 and ends on December 5. The Vikram Samvat Year 2067 begins on the first day of Kartik month. Please note that as the Amavas ends early - the New Year is marked on November 6 but Kartik Sud is on November 7.
The traditional Hindu calendar followed in
Gujarat is based on the Vikram Era and it was started in 57 BC by Emperor Vikramaditya as a commemoration of his victory upon the Shaks. This Hindu calendar is also known as Vikram Samvant and begins with the Month Kartik or Kartak
The important festivals and rituals in the month include Bhai Beej, Yamtritiya, Labh Pancham, Tulsi Vivah, and Dev Diwali.
Kartik Shukla Paksha is from November 7, 2010 to November 21, 2010.
Kartik Krishna Paksha is from November 22 to December 5, 2010.
Kartik Punam (full moon) is on November 21 and Amavasi (no moon) is on December 5.
It must be noted that Kartik Month in a traditional calendar followed in
North India begins on October 24 and ends on November 21, 2010.
Kartik Month in calendars followed in
Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is similar to the Marathi calendar. But in these regions it is the eighth month and not the first month.