Kartik Mahina is the eighth month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in
Maharashtra. Kartik Mahina 2012 in Marathi calendar is from November 14 to December 13. Various pujas dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu are performed in the month. Kartik Ekadasi Pandarpur Yatra (November 24) is observed in this month. Tulsi Vivah and puja (November 24 to November 28) 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 December 2 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is between 9:09 PM – Indian Standard Time.
Kartik Mahina Shukla Paksha and
Kartik Mahina 2012 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from November 14 to November 28, 2012.
Kartik Month 2012 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from November 29 to December 13, 2012.
Purnima or full moon in Marathi Kartik Mahina in 2012Kartik Pournima or Full moon day is on November 28. The Purnima begins at 5:34 PM on November 27 and ends at 8:15 AM on November 28. Tripurari Purnima is observed on the day. Kartik Snan ends. Tulsi Puja ends.
Amavasi in Kartik Mahina 2012 in Marathi Calendar
Kartik Amavasya or No moon day is on December 13, 2012. The Amavasi begins at 5:53 PM on December 12 and ends at 2:12 PM on December 13.
Marathi Kartik Mahina Ekadasi
Prabodini Ekadasi – November 24 – Kartik Ekadasi and Pandarpur Yatra – Tulsi Vivah Begins
Uttpati Ekadasi – December 10
Kartik Mahina Pradosh
Pradosh – November 25
Pradosha – December 11
Dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Marathi Kartik Month in 2012
Bhau Beej – November 15
Yam Dwitiya – November 15
Pandarpur Kartik Yatra – November 24
Tripurari Purnima – November 28
Kalbhairav Jayanti – December 6
Alandi Yatra – December 10
Sant Janeshwar Samadhi Utsav – December 10
Note - Kartik Mahina in North Indian calendars began on October 30 and ends on November 28 2012.
Note – Kartik Month in Telugu, Gujarati and Kannada calendar is similar to Marathi Calendar.
Next month in Marathi calendar is the Margashirsh Month.