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Telugu Kartika Masa 2022 – Telugu Kartik Month in 2022 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 2022 is from October 26 to November 23. 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 2022 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from October 26 to November 8.
Telugu Kartika Masam 2022 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from November 9 to November 23.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Telugu Karthika Masa are:
Prabodhini Ekadasi – November 4 – Kartik Ekadasi and Pandarpur Yatra – Tulsi Vivah Begins 
Utpatti Ekadasi – November 20

Pradosh Fasting Dates in Telugu Karthika Masa are:
Pradosh – November 5
Pradosh – November 21

Sankatahara Chavithi dedicated to Vinayaka in Kartika Masa 2022 is on November 12 – 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 8, 2022. 
  • The Purnima begins at 3:58 PM on November 7 and ends at 3:53 PM on November 8. 
  • Tripurari Purnima is observed on Nov 7. 
  • Purnima Vrat is on November 7.
  • Kartik Snan ends. 
  • Tulsi Puja ends.
Amavasya in Telugu Kartika Masa 
Kartik Amavasya or No moon day is on November 23. The Amavasi begins at 6:07 AM on November 23 and ends at 3:02 AM on November 24.

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Telugu Karthika Masam are:
Bali Pratipada – October 26
Govardhan Puja -   October 26
Yam Dwitiya –   October 26
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi - November 7
Tripurari Purnima – November 7
Kalbhairav Jayanti – November 16

Note - Kartik month in North Indian calendars began on October 10 and ends on November 8, 2022.

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

Next month in Telugu calendar is the Margashirsha Month.