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Utthana Dwadashi – Uttahana Dvadasi

Utthana Dwadashi is observed in Kartik month. Special pujas are offered to Tulsi plant and Damodara form of Sri Krishna on the day by many Hindu communities in South India.  Uthana Dwadashi 2023 date is November 24. The ritual is observed on the 12th day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Kartik month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Tulsi leaves and flowers are offered to Damodara on this day. The ritual is mainly performed by the Vaishnavites.

Many Hindu communities also perform the Tulsi Vivah and puja on the day.