Karthika Pournami or Kartik Purnima is a holy festival for Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities. It’s celebrated on the Purnima (The Full Moon) Day in the month of Kartik (The 15th Day of the month Kartik). In Tamilnadu, the festival is called as Karthigai Deepam, Telugu people called as Karthika Pournami or Karthika Punnami.Karthika Pournami 2019 Date (Karthika Pournami or Karthigai Deepam 2019) 12th November - Tuesday The significance of Karthika Pournami
In some areas Kartik Purnima known as Tripuri Purnima or Tripurari Purnima the name came from Tripurari, Tripura (meaning three cities) and ari (meaning enemy), hence “Enemy of Three Cities” (Lord Shiva).
On the day of Kartik Purnima, Lord Shiva killed Tripurasura and all demons (asuras) by destructing of their three cities called “Tripura”.
They were great cities of prosperity, power, and dominance over the world, but due to their impious nature, cities were destroyed in his form as Tripurantaka w…