Karthigai Month 2023
Kartika, an important month in the Hindu calendar, is celebrated during October and November. According to India’s national civil calendar, Kartika is the eighth month of the year and commences on 23 October, concluding on 21 November. The majority of Hindu calendars consider Kartika as the period spanning the transit of the Sun into Libra, starting on 18 October and ending on 15 November. In Nepal, Kartika is the seventh month of the year in their official calendar, much like in the Maithili and Bengali calendars. In Bengal, this period marks the beginning of the dry season. The solar Tamil calendar identifies Karttikai as the eighth month that corresponds to November and December in the Gregorian calendar. It starts when the sun enters Scorpio and features several festivals, including Karthikai Deepam. The term “Kartika” comes from a star called Krittika (Tamil: கார்த்திகை) nakshatra.
Tamil Calendar Karthigai 2023
In Varanasi, Nag Nathaiya takes place on the fourth Tithi of Kartika’s bright fortnight, an ancient festival that celebrates the god Krishna’s victory of good over evil. The titular king of Varanasi, Kashi Naresh, would view the festivities from his royal boat.
Lord Shiva is offered Abhisheka on every Monday and Ekadashi of this month, making them special occasions. As a result, this month is also considered the most auspicious month in the Hindu calendar.
Karthigai Month Calendar 2023
|Calendar||Hindu Tamil Calendar|
|Number of days||30|
|English Month||November and December|
|Significant Days||Guru Nanak’s Birthday, Ayyappa Vratham|
Festivals in Karthigai Month 2023
1. Kartika is a month of great religious significance as it marks the observance of several major religious festivals. Diwali, one of the most popular festivals in India, is celebrated in Kartika as per the amanta and purnimanta traditions. The amanta tradition celebrates Balipratipada and Govardhan Puja/Annakut on Kartika 1 followed by Bhai Dooj on Kartika
2. The purnimanta tradition, on the other hand, celebrates Govatsa Dwadashi on Kartika 12, Dhanteras on Kartika 13, Naraka Chaturdasi on Kartika 14, Kali Puja and Lakshmi Puja on Kartika 15, Balipratipada and Govardhan Puja/Annakut on Kartika 16 and Bhai Dooj on Kartika 17.
Karthigai Month Tamil Calendar 2023
Significance of Karthigai Month 2023
In this month, the festival of Kartik Poornima (Kartika 15/30) is celebrated as Dev Deepavali in Varanasi. It coincides with the nirvana of the Jain Tirthankara Mahavira, the birth of the Sikh Guru Nanak, Guru Nanak Jayanti, and the well-known Ayyappan garland festival for the god of Sabarimalai, which is also known as Tripuri Purnima. Additionally, the second day of Kartika’s bright fortnight is also called Bhaatri Dwitiyaa (similar to Bhai Dooj), where sisters entertain their brothers following the legend of Yamuna, who entertained her brother Yama on the same day.
Other significant festivals that fall in Kartika are Chhath Mahaparv on Kartika 21, Kartik Poornima on Kartika 15 or Kartika 30, Sohrai, Kartika Ekadashi on Kartika 11 or Kartika 26, and Nag Nathaiya in Varanasi. These festivals are celebrated with great zeal and fervor across India and hold immense cultural and religious value for the people.
Important Date in Karthigai Masam Sobhakritu
All Tamil Monthly Calendar 2023
What is Karthigai Tamil Month 2023?
Karthigai Tamil Month 2023 is the period spanning the transit of the Sun into Scorpio, starting on November 16 and ending on December 15, according to the solar Tamil calendar.
When does Kartika begin and end in India's national civil calendar?
Kartika, the eighth month of the year, commences on 23 October and concludes on 21 November in India’s national civil calendar.
When is Karthigai Deepam celebrated?
Karthigai Deepam is celebrated during the Karthigai month on the day of the Kartikai Pournami, which falls on November 19 in Karthigai Tamil Month 2023.
Where is Kartika the seventh month of the year?
Kartika is the seventh month of the year in the official calendar of Nepal, Maithili, and Bengali calendars.
What is the significance of the star Krittika in Kartika month?
“Kartika” comes from the sanskrit word “Krittika,” which is the name of a star that appears during the Kartika month. Krittika nakshatra is also linked with Hindu mythology and is considered as one of the twenty-seven nakshatras.
What does the Kartika month mark in Bengal?
In Bengal, the Kartika month marks the beginning of the dry season.