Gujarati Kartik Month 2016 – Kartak Maas Hindu Gujarat Calendar 2016



Kartik Maas, or Kartkam Month, is the first month in a traditional Gujarati calendar followed in GujaratIndia. Kartik Month 2016 in Gujarati Calendar begins on October 31 to November 29. As per Vikram Samvat calendar, the Vikram Year 2073 begins on the first day of Kartik month. Gujarati New Year is marked on October 31.

Some of the important festivals in the month include Labh Pancham (November 5) and Tulsi Vivah (November 10 to November 14) and Dev Diwali (November 14).

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Kartik Maas
Prabodini Ekadasi – November 10 
Uttpati Ekadasi – November 25

Kartik Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – November 12 Shani Pradosh
Pradosh – November 26 Shani Pradosh

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Ganesha in Kartik Mahina is on November 17 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:53 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Kartik Maas Sud Padavo and Vad Padavo – Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Kartik Month Sud Padavo in 2016 (Waxing phase of moon) is from October 31 to November 14, 2016.
Kartik Month 2016 Vad Padvo Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from November 15 to November 29, 2016.

Poonam or Purnima or full moon day Gujarati Kartik month 2016
Kartik poonam 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 Vivah rituals end on the day. Dev Diwali is observed on the day.

Amas or no moon day in Gujarati Kartik month 2016
Kartak Amas 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 Gujarati Kartik Mahina
October 31 - Annakut Utsav
October 31  - Gujarati New Year
November 1 – Bhai Beej
November 1- Yam Dwitiya
November 5 – Labh Pancham
November 10 – Tulsi Vivah begins
November 14 – Dev Diwali

It must be noted that Kartik Mahina in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India begins on October 17 and ends on November 14, 2016.

Kartik Month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka is similar to the Gujarati calendar but it is only the eighth month in these calendars in the Hindu year.

Next month in Gujarati calendar is the Maghshar Month.