Kartik Purnima And Celebration Of Different Festivals On This Auspicious Day
19 Nov 2021
Kartik Purnima is an auspicious festival held on the Purnima of the Hindu month of Kartik. Kartik Purnima date falls between the months of October and November. Kartik is regarded as the holiest month of the Hindu calendar.
The victory of Lord Shiva over the demon Tripurasur is commemorated on Kartik Purnima, which is also known as ‘Tripuri Purnima’ or ‘Tripurari Purnima.’ When this auspicious day occurs in the ‘Krittika’ Nakshatra, it is referred to as ‘Maha Kartik’.
Kartik Purnima 2021 Date and Time
Kartik Purnima Date: 19th November 2021
Kartik Purnima Timings:
Purnima Tithi Begins – 12:00 PM on 18th November 2021
Purnima Tithi Ends – 02:26 PM on 19th November 2021
Significance of Kartik Purnima
The importance of Kartik Purnima is stated in many Sacred Scriptures in Hinduism. For Hindus, the day of Kartik Purnima is extremely religious and cultural. Devotees who worship Lord Vishnu on this day are said to gain immense fortune. The birthday of Vrinda (Tulsi Plant) is also held in Kartik Purnima, and on this day, the ceremonious Tulsi Vivaah is also held. The Kartik Snan, which is similar to performing 100 Ashvamedha Yagyas, is an important part of Kartik month. This day is so beneficial that any religious activity carried out on this day will gain many advantages.
Kartik Purnima Story
On this day, devotees of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva read the story about Kartik Purnima. According to Kartik Purnima Katha, three demons named Vidyunmali, Tarakaksha and Viryavana had conquered the whole world, defeated the Devatas and were collectively referred to as Tripurasur. Tripurasur created three Tripura cities in space after defeating the gods. Lord Shiva killed Tripurasur with a single arrow on Kartik Purnima to put an end to his rule. As Devatas heard this, they became happy and marked the day as a festival of enlightenment that is also called Dev Deepavali or Diwali for the gods.
Vrinda’s(Holy Tulsi Plant) birthday is also celebrated on Kartik Purnima. Matsya, Lord Vishnu’s incarnation as the fish, was also born on this day. Kartik Purnima is also thought to be the birthday of Lord Shiva’s son, Kartikey. Fasting and rituals on Kartik Purnima pave the way to Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Moksha, according to Hindu mythology.
Kartik Purnima Puja Vidhi and Rituals
- On this day, worshippers take a holy bath by visiting pilgrimage sites during sunrise and moonrise. It is believed that this Kartik Snan is a vastly sacred bath.
- One can also take bath at home by adding Ganga Jal in the bathwater. Then, in front of Lord Vishnu, light ghee or mustard oil Diya and worship him in a ceremonial manner.
- This day, devotees are worshipping Lord Vishnu with great dedication. The Lord’s idol is worshipped with flowers, incense sticks and lamps. Offering prayers to Lord Vishnu on this day can help devotees overcome their worries and live a peaceful and happy life.
- On the Kartik Purnima festival, devotees also observe a fast. The fast is called Satyanarayana Vrat and reads the Satyanarayana Katha.
- In their homes, worshippers also perform ‘Rudrabhishek.’ Lord Shiva’s temples are brightly lighted on this day.
- It is said that donating Diya is very beneficial. The day is also considered a blessing for reciting Vedic mantras and bhajans.
- Mela, or fair, is held in Pushkar during this month to celebrate the wedding of Vrinda and Lord Vishnu. On this day, the fair comes to an end, and worshippers take a holy dip in the Pushkar Lake in order to gain salvation.
- On Kartik Purnima, try to feed any brahmins who are poor or in need.
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Kartik Purnima Celebration and Different Festivals on this Day
In various parts of the country, the holy month of Kartik is celebrated with great zeal and dedication. Hindus consider performing a bathing ritual and worshipping their Gods and Goddesses to be auspicious. As per Hindu mythology, on this day the Hindu Gods have come down to the earth in the sacred rivers and, consequently, by taking a holy bath in a river, worshippers receive the blessings of all gods. Here’s how this auspicious day is celebrated in different communities:
- Kartik Purnima is celebrated for five days, because Ekadashi is the 11th day, and Purnima is the 15th day of Kartika month during Shukla Paksha. Tulsi Vivah, Bhishma Panchaka, Vaikunth Chaturdashi, and Dev Deepawali are some of the festivals that take place during this time.
- Tulsi Vivah is a Hindu festival that begins on Prabodhini Ekadashi and ends on Kartika Purnima. It can be observed on any day between Ekadashi and Kartika Purnima, according to Hindu scriptures. During this time, a large number of people participate in the wedding rituals of Tulasi Mata and Lord Shaligram.
- From Prabodhini Ekadashi to Kartik Poornima, Bhishma Panchak is observed. The Bhishma Panchak fast, which takes place during the last five days of this month, is considered extremely important by Vaishnav culture.
- One day before Kartik Purnima, Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is celebrated. To please Lord Vishnu, devotees fast and perform a special Puja ceremony. Lord Vishnu prayed Lord Shiva and offered a thousand Lotus Flowers on the day of Kartik Chaturdashi during Shukla Paksha. In many Hindu temples, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are both worshipped.
- Dev Diwali is also celebrated on the day of Kartik Purnima. The killing of Tripurasur by Lord Shiva brought great happiness to the Gods. As a result, this day is observed in a similar manner to Diwali. Worshippers light earthen lamps and ‘Diyas’ to erase sorrow over hope and darkness over the light on the banks of the rivers.
- This day is known as the ‘Jain Festival of Light’ by those who follow Jainism.
- The day of Kartik Purnima is known among Sikhism devotees as Guru Nanak Jayanti or Gurpurab, as it represents Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary.
Kartik Purnima is known by many different names. The ultimate goal, however, remains the same. This festival’s main goal is to cleanse the soul from sins and invite positivity into life. Kartik is the holiest month among all lunar months. Performing specialised rituals on this auspicious day, one can get rid of the impact of malefic planets and planetary doshas.
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