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Karthika Pournami 2024 – Full Moon Day in Kartik Month in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

Karthika Pournami is the full moon day in Karthika month in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The day is of great significance in all temples dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu. Karthika Pournami 2024 date is November 15. Taking holy dip on the day in holy rivers and sacred water bodies are considered highly meritorious.

Legend has it that Goddess Lakshmi and Chandra, the moon god, appeared on this day during the Samudra Manthan or Churning of the ocean.

Shiva destroyed the three cities of Asuras (demons) on the day and therefore the day full moon day is also known as Tripurari Pournami.

Srikalahasti and Srisailam temples attract large number of devotees on the day.

Dharmapuri Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy temple in Telangana is famous for the 5000 lamps lit on the holy pond on the day.

Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple in Vemulawada, Sri Kalahastheeswara Swamy Devasthanams in Kaleshwaram in Karimnagar district and Narasimha Swamy Temple in Yadagirigutta in Telangana also observe special rituals on the day.

Thousands of devotees take holy dip in Suryalanka beach near Bapatla on the day. People also take holy dip in Krishna and Godavari River whiling Chanting the ‘Shiva Namam.'