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Kartik Mahina in 2020 in Hindi Calendar in North India - Importance and Things to Do in Kartik Month 2020

Kartik mahina is the eighth month in a traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Kartik Month 2020 begins on November 1 and ends on November 30. 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 2077.

Importance and Things to Do in Kartik Month 2018

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 2020 is on November 4. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 7:56 PM. This particular Chaturthi is also observed as Karva Chauth.

Kartik Month 2020 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Kartik Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from November 1 to November 15, 2020
Kartik Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from November 16 to November 30, 2020.

Kartik month Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Rama Ekadasi – November 11
Prabodhini Ekadasi – November 25

Kartik month Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh – November 12
Pradosh – November 27

Kartik Amavasya in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on November 15.
The Amavasi begins at 1:49 PM on Nov 14 and ends at 11:27 AM on Nov 15. Diwali and Lakshmi Puja are held on November 14.

Kartik Purnima in Hindi Calendar
Purnima is on November 30, 2020.
The Purnima begins at 12:32 PM on November 29 and ends at 2:26 PM on November 30. Tripurari Purnima is observed on Nov 29.
Purnima Vrat is on November 29.

Festivals and auspicious days in Kartik Month 2020 in North India
Karva Chauth – November 4
Ahoi Ashtami – November 8
Govatsa Dwadashi – November 12
Vasu Baras – November 12
Dhanteras – November 12
Dhanvantri Jayanti – November 12
Yam Deep Daan – November 12
Kali Chaudas – November 13
Diwali – November 14
Lakshmi Puja – November 14
Govardhan Puja – November 16
Bhai Dooj – November 16
Pandav Panchami – November 19
Chhath Puja - November 18 to November 21
Gopashtami - November 22
Amla Navami - November 23
Akshaya Navami - November 23
Kushmanda Navami – November 23
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi – November 29
Tulsi Vivah – November 26 to November 30
Dev Diwali - November 30
Tripurari Purnima - November 29

Note - It must be noted that Kartik month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka begins on November 15 and ends on December 14.

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 16, 2020.

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

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