When is Kartika masam in 2013?, Kathika Month 2013, Kartika Masa Dates, Karthik Mahina 2013 Dates
Kartika masam is the eighth month in Hindu lunar calendar. On the Purnima day of this month Kartik Nakshtra persists with the moon, hence it is called as Kartik month. Kartika is one of the auspicious month among all the hindu months. People worship God Vishnu, God Shiva and Lord Subramanya during this month.
As per north indian Purnimant calenders, Kartik month in begins on 19th October 2013 and ends on 17th November 2013. Purnimant Calender fallowed in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar. Karwa Chouth, Ahoi Ashtami, Diwali, Diwali Lakshmi Puja, Tulasi Puja, and Kartik Purnima are the major festivals in this month.
According to Amavasyant calenders, Karthika masam starts on 4th November 2013 and ends on 2nd December, 2013. This calender fallowed by Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka. Ksheerabdi Dwadasi and Kartik Purnima are the major festivals during the Karthika month.
Devotees perform month long Vratham known as Kartik Vrat. During this Vratham they keep fast and perform special pujas and rituals to the god. Chaturmasya Vratham ends in the kartik month i.e on Kseerabdi dwadasi day. River baths (Kartik Snanam) are also considered auspicious during Kartik masam. Kartik somvar is dedicated to god Shiva and people worship him on the Mondays of this month.