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Telugu Kartika Masa 2017 – Telugu Kartik Month in 2017 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 2017 is from October 20 to November 18. 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 Pancharamlau or Pancharama is performed in the month.

An important prayer chanted in the month is the Damodarashtakam

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 2017 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from October 20 to November 4.
Telugu Kartik Masam 2017 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from November 5 to November 18, 2017.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Telugu Kartika Masa are:
Prabodini Ekadasi – October 31
Uttpati Ekadasi – November 14

Pradosh Fasting Dates in Telugu Kartika Masa are:
Pradosh – November 1
Pradosh – November 15

Sankatahara Chavithi dedicated to Vinayaka in Kartika Masa 2017 is on November 7 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 9:07 PM – Indian Standard Time. As it is Tuesday, there is Angarak Yog.

Purnima in Telugu Kartika Masa 
Kartik Purnima or Full moon day is on November 4, 2017. The Purnima begins at 12:58 PM on November 3 and ends at 11:24 AM on November 4. Tripurari Purnima is observed on the day. Kartik Snan ends. Tulsi Puja ends. Purnima Vrat is on November 4. Bhishma Panchak Vrat also ends on the day.  Kartik Snana ends on November 4.

Amavasi in Telugu Kartika Masa 
Kartik Amavasya or No moon day is  on November 18. The Amavasi begins at 2:57 PM on November 17 and ends at 4:07 PM on November 18.

The dates of important festivals and auspicious days in Telugu Kartika Masa are:
October 20  – Bali Padyami
October 21 - Yama Dwitiya
October 22 - Bhagini Tritiya
October 23 – Nagula Chavithi
October 23 – Trilochana Gauri Vratam
October 24 – Naga Panchami
October 25 – Naga Shasti
October 31 to November 4 – Bhishma Panchak Vrat
October 31 to November 4 – Tulsi Vivah
November 3 – Vaikunta Chaturdashi
November 4 - Kartik Purnima / Tripurai Purnima
November 11 - Kalbhairav Ashtami

Note - Kartik month in North Indian calendars began on October 6 and ends on November 4, 2017.

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

Next month in Telugu calendar is the Margashirsha Month.