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Vanabhojanam during Karthika Masam

Vanabhojanam or Karthika vanabhojanam is a kind of annual ritualistic picnic undertaken during Karthika masam in Andhra Pradesh. As per Hindu tradition, plants are considered to be of divine nature and worshipped as Gods. Certain plants like [...]

Paitha Mahakruchcha Vratam

Paitha Mahakruchcha Vratam is a five day ritual observed in the karthika krishna paksha in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. This is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vishnu. In 2012, Paitha Mahakruchcha Vratham are: It begins [...]

Chiluku Dwadasi

Chiluku Dwadasi, also known as Ksheerabdi Dwadashi or Yogini Dwadasi, is the day dedicated to the worship of tulsi plant and observing the ritual of tulsi vivah. In 2012, Chiluku Dwadasi date is November 25. This is celebrated on the dwadasi [...]

Bhavani Deeksha: Vijayawada Kanakadurga Maala

Bhavani Deeksha is the vrata dedicated to Goddess Kanakadurga of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh. Bhavani Deeksha begins on the Karthika pournami or on the Utthana ekadasi during Karthika masa. This ritual is practiced for 41 or 21 days. In 2012, [...]

Ayyappa Deeksha: Sabarimala Ayyappa Maala

Ayyappa Deeksha is the ritual undertaken by Ayyappa devotees and Karthika masa is the apt time to take up the deeksha. In the year 2012, the ayyappa deeksha begins on the day of mandala puja on 16th November 2012 and ends of the day of Sankranti [...]

Yanai Pandigai

Yanai Pandigai is observed on the full moon day in Karthigai Masam in Tamilnadu. In the year 2012, Yanai Pandugai is on November 28, 2012. It is a special festival dedicated to the worship of elephants as per Vaishnava traditions. As per legend, [...]

Vishnu Deepam

Vishnu Deepam is the festival observed on the full moon day in the tamil month of Karthigai by the devotees of Lord Vishnu. They are called Vaishnavites and the day is also known as Karthigai Deepam. In the year 2012, Vishnu Deepam is celebrated [...]

Bharani Deepam

Bharani Deepam is an important ritual observed on the karthigai Deepam day at the famous Thiruvannamalai Temple in Tamilnadu. The day falls on the Bharani Nakshatra star in the Tamil Karthigai Month. In the year 2012, this day comes on November [...]

Nagula Chavithi in Karthika Masam

Nagula Chavithi is observed on the Chavithi during Karthika masam. It is also known as Naga Chaturthi or Nagara Chavithi. In the year 2012, it is observed on November 17. It falls on the fourth day of Shukla Paksha in Karthika Masam as per Telugu [...]