Kartik Swami Darshan on Kartik Purnima Day in Maharashtra

Kartik Swami Darshan is an important annual ritual held on the full moon day or Purnima in Kartik Month (October – November) in temples dedicated to Kartik – son of Shiva. Special rituals are observed on the day in temples dedicated to Kartik in Maharashtra. Kartik Swami Darshan 2013 date is November 17.

Kartik, or Kartikeya, is the commander of the army of Gods. He is popularly worshipped as Muruga, or Shanmugha or Skanda in South India.

Special processions are held in Kartikswamy temples on the day. On of the important darshan procession takes place at Rajapur near Ratnagiri in Maharashtra