Purnima Tithi Begins - 1:46 pm on 3rd November, 2017
Purnima Tithi Ends - 10:52 am on 4th November, 2017
Kartik Purnima or Dev Diwali
or Guru Nanak Jayanti or Tripurari Poornima, is one of the most auspicious festivals in Hinduism and falls on the 15th day of the bright fortnight of the Kartik month. Celebrated by Hindus all over the world, the deity of primary importance on this day is Lord Vishnu, whose one form is Lord Krishna
. Some people also worship Lord Shiva
on this great day. The Guru Nanak Jayanti also falls on this day and is of great importance and is thus celebrated with great fervour by the Sikhs. The festival also holds importance for the Jain community. This year Kartik Purnima falls on November 4, 2017. Kartik Purnima falls around one month after Sharad Purnima
, 15 days after Diwali and two days after Tulsi Vivah
Lord Vishnu is considered to be the deity of central importance on the Kartik Purnima day.
It is believed that Lord Shiva killed the demon Tripura on the Kartik Purnima day, and that devotees who worship him on this day achieve the four aims of human life – Dharma, Arth, Kama and Moksha. It is also believed that all deities come down to earth on this day and bless their devotees. Large fairs and melas are also organized in most villages, towns and cities on this day. It is believed that donations given on this day achieve benefits equal to 100 Ashvamedh Yagyas.
The Astrological Significance of Kartik Purnima
The planet Mercury is considered to be represented by Lord Vishnu, while planet Venus is represented by Goddess Lakshmi. If the great Lord and the powerful Goddess are worshipped with devotion on this day, then both these planets in your Natal Chart get empowered and thus your intelligence, understanding, logic will get enhanced and you will be able to attract more chances to earn wealth. Does the cosmos have a grand plan in store for you in the upcoming months? Are you doing what you have been sent for? Know the answers
Some of the places where the the Kartik Purnima or Dev Diwali is celebrated with great fervour are: Varanasi, Amritsar, Allahabad.
Kartik Purnima Rituals
*Take a dip in any nearby river.
*Donate in cash or kind to various charitable organizations.
*Light lamps at home and below any nearby Peepal tree.
*Organize the Satyanarayan Katha at home and invite all neighbors and friends to attend it.
* You can recite the powerful Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra as well as the Lakshmi Stotram on this day to seek the blessings of the great Lord and is consort.
With Ganesha's Grace,
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