Kartik Mahina in 2016 in Hindi Calendar in North India - Kartik Month 2016

Kartik mahina is the eighth month in a traditional Hindi calendar followed in North India. Kartik Month 2016 begins on October 17 and ends on November 14. Karva Chauth and Diwali are the most important festivals observed in this month. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states. A month in these regions is calculated from the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. The current year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2073.

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Kartik Month 2016 is on October 19. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 8:40 PM. This particular Chaturthi is also observed as Karva Chauth.

Kartik Month 2016 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Kartik Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from October 17 to October 30, 2016
Kartik Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from October 31, 2016 to November 14.

Kartik month Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Rama Ekadasi – October 26
Prabodhini Ekadasi – November 10

Kartik month Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh – October 27
Pradosh – November 12 (Shani Pradosh)

Kartik Amavasi in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on October 30, 2016.
The Amavasi begins at 7:16 PM on October 29, 2016 and ends at 9:13 PM on October 30, 2016. Diwali, Lakshmi Puja and Narak Chautrdasi are held on October 30, 2016.

Kartik Purnima in Hindi Calendar
Purnima is on November 14, 2016. The Purnima begins at 9:47 PM on November 13 and ends at 7:26 PM on November 14. Tripurari Purnima is observed on the day. Purnima Vrat is on November 14.

Festivals and auspicious days in Kartik Month 2016 in North India
Karva Chauth – October 19
Ahoi Ashtami – October 22
Govatsa Dwadasi – October 26
Vasu Baras – October 26
Dhanteras – October 28
Dhanvantri Jayanti – October 28
Yam Deepdan – October 28
Kali Chaudas – October 29
Diwali – October 30
Lakshmi Puja – October 30
Govardhan Puja – October 31
Bhai Dhooj – November 1
Pandav Panchami – November 4
Chatth Puja - November 3 to November 7
Gopashtami - November 8
Awala Navami - November 8
Akshaya Navami - November 8
Kushmanda Navami – November 8
Vaikunta Chaturdasi – November 13
Tulsi Vivah – November 10 to November 14

Note - It must be noted that Kartik month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka begins on October 31 and ends on November 29, 2016.

Kartik, also known as Kartak, is the first month in Gujarati Calendar and the Gujarati New Year is celebrated on the first day of the month. It is on October 31, 2016.

Next month in North Indian Hindu calendar is the Margashirsh month.