Kartik Month 2017 | Karthika Masam 2017 Dates

When is Kartik Masam in 2017?, Kartika Month 2017, Kartik Masa Dates, Kartik Mahina 2017 Dates, When is Kartika month in 2017?, Karthika Mahina Dates

Kartik Masam is the eighth month among the Hindu lunar calender. Full moon day of this month is known as Kartika Purnima. On this day Moon will be at (nearer to) the karthika nakshatra and hence the month is named as Kartik masam.

There are two types of lunar months which are used in India. The one type of lunar month (Amavasyant) ends on new moon day and the other type of lunar month (Purnimant) ends on full moon day. This year, Purnimant Kartik Masam Starts on 6th October 2017 and ends on 5th November 2017, Amavasyant Kartik masam starts on 20th October 2017 and ends on 19th November 2017. Gowardhan Puja, Bhaiya Dooj, Chhath Puja, Gopashtami, Kansa Vadha, Devutthana Ekadashi and Tulasi Vivah  are the major festivals of this month.

During Karthika Masam diyas are lit and placed in front of Tulasi plant and near the main entrance of the house before Sun rise and just before Sun set. It is considered auspicious to lit a diya during Karthika Masam. Kartika Snan (river baths) also considered auspicious.

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