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Kartik Snan – Bathing In Holy Rivers During Hindu Month Kartik

Kartik Maas, the eighth lunar month in the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North, is considered highly auspicious. In 2024, Kartik Snan begins on October 18 and ends on November 15. Numerous references regarding the holiness of the month is found in various scriptures associated with Hinduism. Taking a holy dip (Bathing) in River Ganga at Prayag and Badarikashrama in the Himalayas in Kartik Mahina is considered to be a means of attaining salvation. This holy dip is known as Kartik Snana.

The holy bath is also performed in Yamuna and other holy rivers in North India.

It is believed that Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Matsya (fish) to restore the Vedas in this month. The greatness of taking a bath in the holy rivers in Kartik month is mentioned in Puranas and other scriptures.

Lord Krishna has narrated about the importance of Kartik Mahina to his Satyabhama.

Lord Shiva destroyed demon Tarakasur on the Purnima day of this month.