Telugu Kartika Masa 2013 – Telugu Kartik Month in 2013 in Andhra Pradesh

Kartik Masa is the eighth month in a traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh. Kartika Masa 2013 is from November 4 to December 2. The month is dedicated both Shiva and Vishnu and people perform various rituals, vratas and austerities. Nagula Chavithi one of the most important rituals dedicated to Nagas or Snakes in Andhra Pradesh is observed in this month.

Telugu Kartika Masa Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Kartika Masa Telugu calendar 2013 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from November 4 to November 17, 2013.
Telugu Kartik Masam 2013 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from November 18 to December 2, 2013.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Telugu Kartika Masa are:
Prabodini Ekadasi – November 13
Uttpati Ekadasi – November 29

Pradosh Fasting Dates in Telugu Kartika Masa are:
Pradosha – November 14
Shani Pradosh - November 30

Sankatahara Chavithi dedicated to Vinayaka in Kartika Masa 2013 is on November 21.

Purnima in Telugu Kartika Masa 
Kartik Purnima or Full moon day is on November 17, 2013. The Purnima begins at 6:57 PM on November 14 and ends at 7:25 PM on November 17. Tripurari Purnima is observed on the day. Purnima Vrat is on November 17. Bhishma Panchak Vrat also ends on the day.

Amavasi in Telugu Kartika Masa 
Kartik Amavasya or No moon day is on December 2. The Amavasi begins at 7:40 AM on December 2 and ends at 5:54 AM on December 3.

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Telugu Kartika Masa are:
November 4th – Bali Padyami
November 5th - Yama Dwitiya
November 6 - Bhagini Tritiya
November 7th – Nagula Chavithi
November 7th – Trilochana Gauri Vratam
November 8 – Naga Panchami
November 9 – Naga Shasti
November 13 to November 17 – Bhishma Panchak Vrat
November 13 to November 17 – Tulsi Vivah
November 16th – Vaikunta Chaturdashi

Note - Kartik month in North Indian calendars began on October 19 and ends on November 17, 2013.

Note – Kartik Month in Marathi, Gujarati and Kannada calendar is similar to Telugu Calendar.

Next month in Telugu calendar is the Margashirsha Month.