Karthika Masam 2019 Dates

For Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka -Karthika Masam 2019

  • Starts on Monday, 28th October
  • Ends on Wednesday, 27th November

Kartik Mahina 2019 Dates for Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states 

  • Starts on Monday, October 14th
  • Ends on Wednesday, November 13th

Karthika Masam 2020 Dates

For Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka -Karthika Masam 2020

Starts on Friday, 23rd October & ends on Saturday, 21st November.


Special rituals and fasting are observed on Mondays in Kartik Month. Mondays are generally dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva. But the Mondays in Sravana Masam and Kartika Masam are considered special by Lord Shiva devotees.

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Somavaram (Monday) gets its name from one of thousand names of Lord Shiva – Someshwara. The crescent moon (Soma) on the matted locks of Shiva gives him the name Someshwara.

It is believed that the moon observed Somavara Vratam to escape from the curse of Daksha and to get the blessings from Lord Shiva and a spot in His matted locks.

Visiting Shiva Temples

  • Shiva temples observe special pujas and rituals in the month.
  • Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple at Vemulawada in Telangana attracts more than a million devotees during the Karthika Masam.
  • Visiting five temples of Shiva Pancharamalu or Pancharama Kshetralu is performed in the month.

An important prayer chanted in the month is the Damodarastakam.

List of Festivals in Kartik or Karthika Masam

Karthika Masam – Gopashtami, kansa Vadha, Tulsi Vivah, Bhaiya Dooj are most important Festivals in this month.
Amant calendar is followed in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Purnimant Calendar is followed in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar.

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But all the festivals will fall on the same day as per Gregorian calendar.

For understanding more, read about Amant & Purnimant Calendars.

Amant Festivals Purnimant Festivals
Gowardhan Puja Karwa Chauth
Bhaiya Dooj Ahoi Ashtami
Chhath Puja Rama Ekadashi
Gopashtami Dhan Teras
Kansa Vadha Narak Chathurdashi
Devuthaana Ekadashi Lakshmi Puja
Tulasi Vivah Gowardhan Puja
Kala Bhairava Jayanthi Bhaiya Dooj
Utpanna Ekadashi Chhath Puja
Karthika Pournami Gopashtami
Kansa Vadha
Devuthaana Ekadashi
Tulsi Vivah

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