Marathi Kartik Mahina in 2013 – Kartik Month in Maharashtra Calendar in 2013

Kartik Mahina is the eighth month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Kartik Mahina 2013 in Marathi calendar is from November 4 to December 2.  Various pujas dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu are performed in the month. Kartik Ekadasi Pandarpur Yatra (November 13) is observed in this month. Tulsi Vivah and puja (November 13 to November 17) is another important ritual in the month. The second day of the Kartik month is also dedicated Bhai Dooj.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Ganesha in Kartik Mahina is on November 21 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 9:01 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Kartik Mahina Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Kartik Mahina 2013 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from November 4 to November 17, 2013.
Kartik Month 2013 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from November 18 to December 2, 2013.

Purnima or full moon in Marathi Kartik Mahina in 2013
Kartik Pournima or Full moon day is on November 17, 2013. The Purnima begins at 7:42 PM on November 16 and ends at 8:45 PM on November 17. Tripurari Purnima is observed on the day. Kartik Snan ends. Tulsi Puja ends.

Amavasi in Kartik Mahina 2013 in Marathi Calendar
Kartik Amavasya or No moon day is on December 2. The Amavasi begins at 8:55 AM on December 2 and ends at 5:52 AM on December 3.

Marathi Kartik Mahina Ekadasi
Prabodini Ekadasi – November 13 – Kartik Ekadasi and Pandarpur Yatra – Tulsi Vivah Begins
Uttpati Ekadasi – November 29

Kartik Mahina Pradosh
Pradosha – November 14
Shani Pradosh - November 30

Dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Kartik Month in 2013
Bali Pratipada – November 4
Bhau Beej – November 5
Yam Dwitiya – November 5
Pandarpur Kartik Yatra – November 13
Tripurari Purnima – November 17
Kalbhairav Jayanti – November 25
Alandi Yatra – November 29
Sant Janeshwar Samadhi Utsav – November 29

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

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

Next month in Marathi calendar is the Margashirsh Month.