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Telugu Kartika Masa 2023 – Telugu Kartik Month in 2023 in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

Kartik Masa is the eighth month in a traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Kartika Masa 2023 is from November 14 to December 12. The month is dedicated both Shiva and Vishnu and people perform various rituals, vratas and austerities. Nagula Chavithi one of the most important rituals dedicated to Nagas or Snakes in Andhra Pradesh is observed in this month.

Special rituals and fasting are observed on Mondays in Kartik Month.

In Hinduism, Mondays are generally dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. But the Mondays in the month of Shravan and Kartik are considered special by Lord Shiva devotees.

Somvar (Monday) gets its name from one of thousand names of Lord Shiva – Someshwara. The crescent moon (Soma) on the matted locks of Shiva gives him the name Someshwara.

It is believed that the moon observed Somavara Vratam to escape from the curse of Daksha and to get the blessings from Lord Shiva and a spot in His matted locks.

Visiting Shiva Temples

  • All Shiva temples observe special pujas and rituals in the month. 
  • Sri Rajarajeshwara Temple at Vemulawada in Telangana attracts a million devotees during the month.
  • Visiting five temples of Shiva Pancharamalu or Pancharama is performed in the month.
An important prayer chanted in the month is the Damodarastakam

Know about the special rituals and how to observe Kartik Mondays here - rituals and fasting are observed on Mondays in Kartik Month.

Telugu Kartika Masa Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha
Kartika Masa Telugu calendar 2023 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from November 14 to November 27.
Telugu Kartika Masam 2023 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from November 28 to December 12.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Telugu Karthika Masa are:
Prabodhini Ekadasi – November 23 – Kartik Ekadasi – Tulsi Vivah Begins 
Utpatti Ekadasi – December 9 (smarta Ekadasi is marked on December 8)

Pradosh Fasting Dates in Telugu Karthika Masa are:
Pradosh – November 24
Pradosh – December 10

Sankatahara Chavithi dedicated to Vinayaka in Kartika Masa 2023 is on November 30 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:59 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Purnima in Telugu Kartika Masa 
  • Kartik Purnima or Full moon day is on November 27, 2023. 
  • The Purnima begins at 3:54 PM on November 26 and ends at 2:46 PM on November 827. 
  • Tripurari Purnima is observed on Nov 26. 
  • Purnima Vrat is on November 26.
  • Kartik Snan ends. 
  • Tulsi Puja ends.
Amavasya in Telugu Kartika Masa 
Kartik Amavasya or No moon day is on December 12. The Amavasi begins at 6:25 AM on December 12 and ends at 5:02 AM on December 13.

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Telugu Karthika Masam are:
Bali Pratipada – November 14
Diwali Padwa - November 14
Govardhan Puja - November 14
Yam Dwitiya – November 15
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi - November 26
Tripurari Purnima – November 26
Kalbhairav Jayanti – December 5

Note - Kartik month in North Indian calendars began on October 29 and ends on November 27, 2023.

Note – Kartik Month in Marathi, Gujarati and Kannada calendar is similar to Telugu Calendar.

Next month in Telugu calendar is the Margashirsha Month.