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Kartik Mahina In 2021 In Hindi Calendar in North India - Importance and Things to Do in Kartik Month 2021

Kartik mahina is the eighth month in a traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Kartik Month 2021 begins on October 21 and ends on November 19. Karva Chauth and Diwali are the most important festivals observed in this month. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states. A month in these regions is calculated from the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. The current year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2078.

Importance and Things to Do in Kartik Month

What to do on Kartik Mahina?

  • People take bath early morning at home or perform holy dip in sacred rivers. They then chant the holy names of Lord Vishnu or chant Damodarastakam.
  • People offer arghya or puja to Vishnu and Surya in the morning.
  • Reading Holy Scriptures of Vishnu in this month is meritorious.
  • Some people only eat vegetarian food in the month. Some people opt for only a single meal during the entire month.
  • Performing charity in the month is considered auspicious. Donating bananas and gooseberry (amla) helps in achieving success and honor.
  • People avoid urad dal, masoor, bitter gourd (karela), baingan (brinjal) and green vegetables are avoided by some Hindu communities.

Kartik Mahina Mantra

ॐ श्रीं श्रीधराय त्रैलोक्यमोहनाय नम:॥
Om Shreem Sridharaya Trailokyamohanaya Namah.

Kartik Rohini Nakshatra

Special prayers and pujas offered to Lord Krishna on Rohini Nakshatra day in Kartik month.
The puja is offered for good health and longlife.

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi in Kartik Month 2021 is on October 24. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 7:51 PM. This particular Chaturthi is also observed as Karva Chauth.

Kartik Month 2021 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Kartik Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from October 19 to November 4, 2021
Kartik Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from November 5 to November 19, 2021.

Kartik month Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Rama Ekadasi – November 1
Prabodhini Ekadasi – November 15

Kartik month Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh – November 2
Pradosh – November 16

Kartik Amavasya in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on November 4.
The Amavasi begins at 5:30 AM on Nov 4 and ends at 1:19 AM on Nov 5. 
Diwali and Lakshmi Puja are held on November 4.

Kartik Purnima in Hindi Calendar
Purnima is on November 19, 2021.
The Purnima begins at 11:33 AM on November 18 and ends at 1:18 PM on November 19. Tripurari Purnima is observed on Nov 18.
Purnima Vrat is on November 18.

Festivals and auspicious days in Kartik Month 2021 in North India
Karva Chauth – October 24
Ahoi Ashtami – October 28
Radha Ashtami – October 29
Govatsa Dwadashi – November 1
Dhanteras – November 2
Dhanvantari Jayanti – November 2
Yam Deep Daan – November 2
Kali Chaudas – November 3
Diwali – November 4
Lakshmi Puja – November 4
Govardhan Puja – November 5
Bhai Dooj – November 6
Pandav Panchami – November 9
Chhath Puja - November 8 to November 11
Gopashtami - November 12
Amla Navami - November 13
Akshaya Navami - November 13
Kushmanda Navami – November 13
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi – November 17
Tulsi Vivah – November 15 to November 19
Tripurari Purnima - November 18
Dev Diwali - November 19

Note - It must be noted that Kartik month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka begins on November 5 and ends on December 4.

Kartik, also known as Kartak, is the first month in Gujarati Calendar and the Gujarati New Year is celebrated on the first day of the month. It is on November 5, 2021.

Next month in North Indian Hindu calendar is the Margashirsh month.

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