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Kartik Month in 2008 – Kartik Mahina in Hindu Calendar

Kartik Maas (Month) is the eighth lunar Hindu month in the traditional calendar followed by Hindus in North India. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Chhattisgarh. Kartik month is also considered to be one of the holiest months in Hindu calendar and millions of devotees take a holy bath in Ganga and other holy rivers. In 2008, Kartik month begins on October 15 and ends on November 14. Diwali, Lakshmi Puja and Bhai Dooj are some of the important festivals in Kartik mahina.The greatness of the Kartik month is mentioned in the Uttar Khanda of Padma Puran. The month is considered holy because it is believed that Lord Vishnu took Matsya Avatar in this month to restore the Vedas. Taking bath (Snan) in holy rivers in this month is considered highly auspicious. The full moon day in Kartik month is observed as Dev Diwali in remembrance of Lord Shiva killing demon Tripura. In the calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat,…

Words of Wisdom – Sri Ramakrishna

A washer man keeps a large store of clothes and has a rich wardrobe, but these are not his. As soon as the clothes are washed his wardrobe becomes empty. Men having no original thoughts of their own are like the washer man.Sunlight is one and the same wherever it falls; but only a bright surface like that of water, or of a mirror or of polished metals, reflects it fully. So is the light Divine. It falls equally and impartially on all hearts but the pure and pious hearts of the good alone receive and reflect that light well.Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa