Telugu Kartika Masa 2016 – Telugu Kartik Month in 2016 in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh



Kartik Masa is the eighth month in a traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Kartika Masa 2016 is from October 31 to November 29. 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.

Special rituals and fasting are observed on Mondays in Kartik Month.

Telugu Kartika Masa Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Kartika Masa Telugu calendar 2016 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from October 31 to November 14.
Telugu Kartik Masam 2016 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from November 15 to November 29, 2016.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Telugu Kartika Masa are:
Prabodini Ekadasi – November 10
Uttpati Ekadasi – November 25

Pradosh Fasting Dates in Telugu Kartika Masa are:
Pradosh – November 12 Shani Pradosh
Pradosh – November 26 Shani Pradosh

Sankatahara Chavithi dedicated to Vinayaka in Kartika Masa 2016 is on November 17 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:53 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Purnima in Telugu Kartika Masa 
Kartik Purnima or Full moon day is on November 14, 2016. The Purnima begins at 11:18 PM on November 13 and ends at 7:22 PM on November 14. Tripurari Purnima is observed on the day. Kartik Snan ends. Tulsi Puja ends. Purnima Vrat is on November 14. Bhishma Panchak Vrat also ends on the day.  Kartik Snana ends on November 14.

Amavasi in Telugu Kartika Masa 
Kartik Amavasya or No moon day is  on November 29. The Amavasi begins at 3:20 PM on November 28 and ends at 5:47 PM on November 29

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Telugu Kartika Masa are:
October 31  – Bali Padyami
November 1 - Yama Dwitiya
November 2 - Bhagini Tritiya
November 3 – Nagula Chavithi
November 3 – Trilochana Gauri Vratam
November 4 – Naga Panchami
November 5 – Naga Shasti
November 10 to November 14 – Bhishma Panchak Vrat
November 11 to November 14 – Tulsi Vivah
November 13 – Vaikunta Chaturdashi
November 14 - Kartik Purnima / Tripurai Purnima
November 21 - Kalbhairav Ashtami

Note - Kartik month in North Indian calendars began on October 17 and ends on November 14, 2016..

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

Next month in Telugu calendar is the Margashirsha Month.