Significance of Kartik Maas

Kartik maas is a auspicious month in Hindu religion to celebrate the Kartik Somwar Vritam. The most significance of the Karthika Maas is that, Karthika Maas is favorable to both the devotees of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. During Karthika Maas temples of both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are busy with devotees. Karthika Masam helps us to realize that Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are not different but only one. During this month Kartik Somwar Vritam is followed mostly in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

On the Purnima day in this month Kartik Nakshtra persists with the moon, hence it is called as Kartik maas.

This year, Karthika masam starts on 4th November 2013 and ends on 2nd December, 2013. This calendar fallowed in Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka.Kartik Maas

Soma is the one more name of Lord Shiva as Someswara, who keeps the “Soma” the Moon curved on Lord Shiva’s knotted hair. The Kartik Somawaram Vratam is performed to satisfy the Lord Someswara (Lord Shiva).  All Mondays in Kartik maas are auspicious to perform Pooja, Abhisheka, to Lord Shiva and to get the blessings of Lord Shiva.

Praying to Lord Vishnu and Shiva during Kartik maas gets the Moksha (Salvation). Kartik month is the Sin-destroying month as per Ethics in Hindu religion.

Importance of Karthika maas

Lord Vishnu goes to sleep on Ashadha suddha Ekadashi and wakes-up on Karthika suddha Ekadashi.

In this month Ganga (Godess of river Ganges) enters in to all rivers, canals, ponds and wells and makes them as spiritual as Ganga. Lord Shiva killed Tripurasuras on Karthika pournima and protected the world so Lord Shiva also known as Tripurhari.
Ayyappa deeksha is also taken in Karthika masam and is continued up to Makara Sankranthi (Jan 15th)
As per the Science, in Kaarthika Maas Water enrich with more Magnetic Power from the Earth and will be stored in water before the Sunrise this may be the one of the reason for taking a Kartika Snanam before Sunrise during this month.

Kartik-MasamPerforming of Satyanarayana Vrat

Deovtees of Lord Vishnu will perform the Satyanarayana Vrat during the holy month of Karthika Masam. It is believed that performing of Satyanarayana Vrata on Karthika Pournama would help them to free themselves from all the sins.

Performing of Ekadasa Rudra Abhishekam

Devotees of Lord Shiva would perform the Ekadashi Rudra Abhishekam for the whole month of Karthika Masam to satisfy Lord Shiva.