Kartik Purnima, a Hindu, Sikh, and Jains festival, is observed on the full moon/Purnima day in Kartik, the holiest month. This year it will be observed on 26 November and end on 27 November.
Kartik Purnima 2023
In the Hindu calendar, Kartik Purnima is one of the most auspicious days. It is celebrated with tremendous fervor and devotion by Hindus all over the world on the day of the full moon in the month of Karthik.
Lord Shiva is worshipped with a special puja and abhishekam on this day. As part of the puja, devotees also present the Lord with milk, honey, and water.
It’s thought that doing puja on this day will bring luck and wealth into one’s life. Kartik Purnima in 2023 is scheduled for Monday, November 27, 2023.
Three demons, Vidyunmali, Tarakaksha, and Viryavana, are claimed to have taken possession of the entire planet when they slew the gods and built the three cities of Tripura in space, hence the name Tripurasuraha.
Hence, it is thought that Lord Shiva used a single arrow to destroy the demons on this day. The day is therefore observed as a festival of illumination.
Kartik Purnima Date & Time 2023
This year the Kartik Purnima Vrat and Puja is celebrated on 26 November 2023 at 10:23 am and ends on 27 November 2023 at 9:15 am.
Throughout the month of Kartik, a lot of people commit to bathing in the Ganges or other sacred rivers daily before daybreak. On Sharad Purnima and Kartik Purnima, respectively, the holy dip rite takes place during the month of Kartik.
Kartik Purnima Significance
In numerous Hindu holy scriptures, the significance of Kartik Purnima is mentioned. Kartik Purnima is a highly sacred and cultural day for Hindus. This day is believed to bring great wealth to devotees who worship Lord Vishnu.
Kartik Purnima is the day of the ceremonial Tulsi Vivaah, which is also the birthday of Vrinda. Kartik Snan is a significant element of Kartik month; it is comparable to doing 100 Ashvamedha Yagyas. Any religious practice carried out on this day will reap numerous benefits because it is so helpful.
Kartik Purnima Vrat 2023
Kartik Purnima is a day of auspiciousness when people fast and pray to Lord Vishnu. The vrat katha narrates the tale of Lord Shiva vanquishing Tarakasur, a demon.
Tarakasur was vanquished by their son Kartikeya. In remembrance of this triumph, people observe fasts, take early baths, offer food and sweets to loved ones, light lamps, pray to Lord Vishnu and Shiva, and refrain from eating grains and pulses.
How to observe Vrat on Kartik Purnima 2023?
Hindus fast on Kartik Purnima (2023) in order to receive blessings from Lord Vishnu. A holy bath, eating only Satvik food, repeating mantras and prayers, going to a temple, making donations to the underprivileged, and breaking the fast with prasad are all part of the fast.
Fasting is regarded as extremely fortunate and facilitates communication with the divine. You can break the fast with milk, fruits, dry fruits, or any other Satvik food.
Kartik Purnima Celebration, Rituals & Vidhi 2023
Donating Diya is thought to have many advantages. Reciting Vedic mantras and bhajans on this day is also seen as auspicious.
This is the day when devotees visit sacred sites at sunrise and moonrise to partake in a holy bath. This is thought to be a highly sacred bath, Kartik Snan.
In Pushkar, a mela, or fair, is held this month to commemorate the union of Lord Vishnu and Vrinda. Worshippers take a holy dip in Pushkar Lake on this day to obtain salvation as the fair draws to an end.
Worshippers of Lord Vishnu are offering fervent devotions on this day. Lamps, flowers, and incense sticks are used to worship the Lord’s idol. Devotees can overcome their anxieties and lead calm, contented lives by offering prayers to Lord Vishnu on this day.
Attempt to feed any underprivileged or needy brahmins on Kartik Purnima. Worshippers also engage in “Rudrabhishek” at home. On this day, Lord Shiva’s temples are illuminated beautifully.
The addition of Ganga Jal to bath water allows for at-home bathing as well. Next, offer Lord Vishnu a ritual homage by lighting a ghee or mustard oil Diya in front of him.
Devotees also fast on the day of Kartik Purnima celebration. Reading the Satyanarayana Katha is the purpose of the fast, which is known as Satyanarayana Vrat.