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Kartik Mahina in 2018 in Hindi Calendar in North India - Importance and Things to Do in Kartik Month 2018

Kartik mahina is the eighth month in a traditional Hindi calendar followed in North India. Kartik Month 2018 begins on October 25 and ends on November 23. 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 2075.

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.


 Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi in Kartik Month 2018 is on October 27. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 7:37 PM. This particular Chaturthi is also observed as Karva Chauth.

Kartik Month 2018 Krishna and Shukla Paksha
Kartik Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from October 25 to November 7, 2018
Kartik Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from November 8, 2018 to November 23.

Kartik month Ekadasi Vrat in North India
Rama Ekadasi – November 4 (Smarta is marked on Nov 3)
Prabodhini Ekadasi – November 19

Kartik month Pradosh Vrat in North India
Pradosh – November 5
Pradosh – November 20

Kartik Amavasya in Hindi Panchang in North India
Amavasya is on November 7, 2018.
The Amavasi begins at 10:06 PM on November 6, 2018 and ends at 9:19 PM on Nov 7, 2018. Diwali and Lakshmi Puja are held on Nov 7, 2018.

Kartik Purnima in Hindi Calendar
Purnima is on November 23, 2018. The Purnima begins at 12:35 PM on November 22 and ends at 11:46 AM on November 23. Tripurari Purnima is observed on the day. Purnima Vrat is on November 22.

Festivals and auspicious days in Kartik Month 2018 in North India
Karva Chauth – October 27
Ahoi Ashtami – October 31
Govatsa Dwadashi – November 5
Vasu Baras – November 5
Dhanteras – November 5
Dhanvantri Jayanti – November 5
Yam Deep Daan – November 5
Kali Chaudas – November 6
Diwali – November 7
Lakshmi Puja – November 7
Govardhan Puja – November 8
Bhai Dooj – November 9
Pandav Panchami – November 12
Chhath Puja - November 11 to November 14
Gopashtami - November 15
Amla Navami - November 16
Akshaya Navami - November 16
Kushmanda Navami – November 16
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi – November 22
Tulsi Vivah – November 19 to November 23
Dev Diwali - November 23
Tripurari Purnima - November 23

Note - It must be noted that Kartik month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka begins on November 8 and ends on December 7, 2018.

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 8, 2018.

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