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Telugu Kartika Masa 2019 – Telugu Kartik Month in 2019 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 2019 is from October 28 to November 26. 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 2019 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from October 28 to November 12.
Telugu Kartik Masam 2019 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from November 13 to November 26.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Telugu Karthika Masa are:
Prabodhini Ekadasi – November 8 – Kartik Ekadasi and Pandarpur Yatra – Tulsi Vivah Begins
Utpatti Ekadasi – November 23 (Smarta Ekadasi is marked on Nov 22)

Pradosh Fasting Dates in Telugu Karthika Masa are:
Pradosh – November 9 - Shani Pradosh
Pradosh – November 24

Sankatahara Chavithi dedicated to Vinayaka in Kartika Masa 2019 is on November 15 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 7:52 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Purnima in Telugu Kartika Masa 
  • Kartik Purnima or Full moon day is on November 12, 2019. 
  • The Purnima begins at 6:01 PM on November 11 and ends at 7:03 PM on November 12. 
  • Tripurari Purnima is observed on the day. 
  • Purnima Vrat is on November 11.
  • Kartik Snan ends. 
  • Tulsi Puja ends.
Amavasya in Telugu Kartika Masa 
Kartik Amavasya or No moon day is  on November 26. The Amavasi begins at 10:40 PM on November 25 and ends at 8:35 PM on November 27

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Telugu Karthika Masam are:
Bali Pratipada – October 28
Diwali Padwa - October 28
Govardhan Puja - October 28
Annakut - October 28
Bhau Beej – October 29
Yam Dwitiya – October 29
Pandharpur Kartik Yatra – November 8
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi - November 11
Tripurari Purnima – November 12
Kalbhairav Jayanti – November 19

Note - Kartik month in North Indian calendars began on October 14 and ends on November 12, 2019.

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

Next month in Telugu calendar is the Margashirsha Month.