Kartik (month)

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Kartika (Kārtika, Hindi: कार्तिक, Marathi: कार्तिक, Nepali: कात्तिक, Sanskrit: कार्तिकः,[1] Telugu: కార్తీకం, Kannada: ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ, Tamil: கார்த்திகை, Bengali: কার্ত্তিক), is a month of Hindu, Bengali and Nepali calendars, named after the Hindu god, Kartikeya.

In the lunar Hindu calendar, Kartika begins with the new moon in November and is the eighth month of the year except in Gujarat, where it marks the new year that falls on Diwali. In the solar religious calendar used in Tamil Nadu, Kartikai begins with the Sun's entry into Scorpio and is the eighth month of the year.

In the Vaishnava calendar, Damodara governs this month.

Indian national calendar[edit]

In the reformed Indian national civil calendar, Kartika is the eighth month of the year. It corresponds with the months of October/November in the Gregorian Calendar[2]

Bengali calendar[edit]

Kartika (কার্ত্তিক Kartik) is the seventh month of the Bengali Calendar used in Bangladesh and eastern India. It begins in mid-October of the Gregorian calendar. The name of the month is derived from the name of the star Krittika (কৃত্তিকা).

Tamil calendar[edit]

karthigai(கார்த்திகை) is the eighth month of tamil calendar used in tamil nadu and northern and eastern parts of srilanka it corresponds to november/december in gregorian calendar.it begins when sun enters scorpio sign. Many festivals like karthikai deepam is celebrated in this month.The month name is derived from star kartikai(கார்த்திகை)

Nepali calendar[edit]

Main article: Nepali calendar

According to the Bikram Sambat calendar of Nepal, which is also the country's official calendar, Kartik is the seventh month, beginning on 18 October and lasting until 15 November.

Festivals[edit]

The festival of Kartik Poornima (15th day Full Moon) falls in this month, celebrated as Dev Deepavali in Varanasi. This coincides with the nirvana of the Jain Tirthankara - Mahavira and the birth of the Sikh Guru Nanak Guru Nanak Jayanti. And also, the well known festival, for the god of Sabarimalai, Ayyappan's garland festival.

Shukla Paksha Krishna Paksha
1. Prathama 1. Prathama
2. Dwitiya 2. Dwitiya
3. Tritiya 3. Tritiya
4. Chaturthi 4. Chaturthi
5. Panchami 5. Panchami
6. Shashti 6. Shashti
7. Saptami 7. Saptami
8. Ashtami 8. Ashtami
9. Navami 9. Navami
10.Dashami 10.Dashami
11.Ekadashi 11.Ekadashi
12.Dwadashi 12.Dwadashi
13.Thrayodashi 13.Thrayodashi
14.Chaturdashi 14.Chaturdashi
15.Purnima 15. Amavasya

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hindu Calendar
  2. ^ Henderson, Helene. (Ed.) (2005) Holidays, festivals, and celebrations of the world dictionary Third edition. Electronic edition. Detroit: Omnigraphics, p. xxix. ISBN 0-7808-0982-3

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