Kartheeka Masa is the eighth month in a traditional Hindu Kannada calendar and Panchanga followed in Karnataka. Kartik Masa 2012 begins on November 14 to December 13. Bali Padyami is observed on November 14 and is an important ritual during Diwali.
Shiva Pradosha Fasting Dates in Kannada Kartik Masa are:
Pradosh – November 25
Pradosha – December 11
Sankashtahara Chathurthi Vrata dedicated to Ganesh in Kartik Masa 2012 is on December 2.
Kannada Kartik Masa Shukla Paksha and
Kartik Masa Kannada calendar 2012 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from November 14 to November 28, 2012.
Kannada Kartheeka Masam 2012 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from November 29 to December 13, 2012.
Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Kannada Kartika Masa:
Prabodini Ekadasi – November 24
Uttpati Ekadasi – December 9 (Smarta Ekadasi) and December 10 (Bhagavath Ekadasi)
Purnima in Kannada Kartik Masa
Kartik Purnima or Full moon day is on November 28, 2012. The Purnima begins at 5:34 PM on November 27 and ends at 8:15 PM on November 28. Kartik Snana ends on November 28. Bhishma Panchak Vrat also ends on the day.
Amavasi in Kannada Kartika Masa
Kartik Amavasya or No moon day is on December 13. The Amavasi begins at 4:48 PM on December 12 and ends at 2:26 PM on December 13. The day is observed as Chatti Amavasya
The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Kannada Kartika Masa:
November 14 –
November 15 – Yama Dwitiya
November 24 to November 28 – Bhishma Panchak Vrat
November 25 – Tulsi Dwadashi Puja
November 27 – Vaikunta Chaturdashi
December 6 – Kalbhairav Ashtami
Note - Kartika month in North Indian calendars began on October 30 and ends on November 28, 2012.
Note – Kartik Month in Marathi, Gujarati and Telugu calendar is similar to Kannada Calendar.
Next month in Kannada calendar is the Margashira Month.