Kartik Purnima 2019

Kartik Purnima Date - 12th November 2019(Tuesday). The time is from 06.02 pm on November 11 to 07:04 pm on November 12. 

About Kartik Purnima


Kartik Purnima, or Karthik Poornima, is the full moon day in the month of Kartik and it often marks the end of the Kartik month in traditional Hindu calendar. Kartik (October – November) is the eighth month in the traditional Hindi calendar and Marathi calendar and comes as the first month in the Gujarati Calendar. Kartik Purnima date is on November 12, 2019. The day of Kartik Purnima is one of the important religious events for Hindus on Kartik Poornima day and you must take a dip or bath in River Ganga or other holy rivers on this day of Kartik Snaan. After dip in the holy ganges, devotees worship Goddess Laxmi and Lord Vishnu.

Killing of Tripurasura and Diwali of Gods


Kartik Purnima is observed as the Diwali of the Gods or the Dev Diwali. Tripurasura created 3 cities in space and called them together Tripura.Lord Shiva killed demon Tripurasura on this day of Kartik Purnima and thus this day is also known as Tripura Purnima and after this, Lord Shiva came to be known as "Tripurari".

Get 100 times more Punya on Kartik Purnima


People often can be seen on the pilgrimage all over the country and it is considered that if you do daan (donation) to poor, do worship gods and goddesses, do everything good, then you will get the 100 times more punya on the day of Kartik Purnima than on normal days equivalent to 10 Yajnas. Special pujas and rituals are performed in temples across the country and people also observe fast on Purnima day. The Kartik month along with four month long Chatur Maas and Akashdeep festival in Kashi concludes on this day of Kartik Purnima. Some communities also perform Tulsi Vivah and Tulsi Puja final day rituals end on the day which starts with Prabodhini Ekadashi.

Kartik Purnima Mela


Kartik Purnima Mela on the banks of Ganga River at Garh Mukteshwar is a great attraction with a million devotees. It is said that a mere darshan of River Ganga at Garh Mukteshwar will get one Moksha (salvation) and this bathing ritual in Garh Mukteshwar Bridge Ghat in Uttar Pradesh is taking place for more than 5000 years.

Bhishma Panchaka fasting started on Ekadashi day ends on the day of Kartik Purnima. Vaikuntha Chaturdashi fasting and Puja is performed on Chaturdashi Tithi i.e. one day before Kartik Purnima. Lord Vishnu worshipped Lord Shiva on the day of Kartik Chaturdashi during Shukla Paksha and offered Him one thousand lotus flowers. On Dev Deepawali or the day of Kartik Poornima, devotees light earthen lamps or Diya(s) in the evening. It is also believed that Lord Vishnu awoke on this day of Kartik Poornima after a long sleep and thus celebration of Dev-Deepawali.In Tamil Calendar, it is known as the Aani Purnima.

What To Do/Not to do on Kartik Poornima


You must not do any violence on this day. Hair cutting, shaving, tree cutting, flower and fruit plucking, crop cutting and sexual activities are prohibited on this day. Lamps are lit at temples and at homes for the entire night, as this is the day of illumination. People light 360 or 720 wicks on this day at the place of worship in hope of getting salvation after death. 720 wicks symbolize the 360 days and nights of the years. It's known as Kartika Diparatna People also light diyas near the holy Tulsi plant, Sacred Fig and Amla. It is believed that this light of lamps help other creatures like fishes, birds and insects in attaining salvation by seeing the holy light.

Kartik Poornima is also known as the birthday of Matsya (incarnation of Lord Vishnu as fish) and the birthday of Vrinda (personification of Tulsi plant). Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati was also born on this day of Kartik Pournami. The day is also dedicated to the dead ancestors, known as Pitr.

Wish you all Happy Kartik Purnima 2019!

Guru Nanak Jayanti, Gurpurab 2019

Guru Nanak Jayanti, Gurpurab 2019




Guru Nanak (1469-1539 C.E.) was the first of the Sikh Gurus and the founder of the Sikhism. Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav, is the time for the people to follow his teachings and devote their life in the selfless service of God. The "Gurpurab" word is derived from the joining of two words; Gur -  which means the Guru or  master, and Purab - which comes from the Hindi word parv, which means day. Thus Gurpurab is the day associated with the Guru. Guru Nanak's birthday is celebrated worldwide on the day of Kartik Purnima or the full moon day in the month of kartik as per Hindu lunar calendar.

Guru Nanak Jayanti | When is Gurpurab 2019?


Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born on Vaisakhi Day, April 5, 1469 in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present Shekhupura District of Pakistan, now Nankana Sahib. This is the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The date of the festival changes from year to year. Guru Nanak birthday 2019 is on November 12, Tuesday. The purnima tithi starts at 06:02 pm on 11th November, 2019 and ends at 07:04 pm on 12/Nov/2019.



Significance And Celebrations Of Gurpurab | Guru Nanak Jayanti


Guru Nanak Gurpurab is the day to remember the Guru Nanak. The five vices - lust, greed, attachment, anger and pride should be leaved. His teachings became part of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs. Two days before the Guru Nank Jayanti festival, Akhand Path - a 48-hour non-stop reading of the holy book of the Sikhs, "Guru Granth Sahib" is held at Gurdwaras. Nagarkirtan, a procession of devotees, is organised a day before Gurpurab. The procession is led with the holy book, "Guru Granth Sahib" and the Nishan Sahib (the Sikh flag) inside a buggy and followed by devotees singing hymns and prayers. People also perform 'Gatka', which is a type of marshal art with the sword.

Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations start as early as 3 am, on the day of the festival. The time period between 3 am and 6 am is known as Amrit Vela, which is considered the appropriate time for recitation of hymns and meditation. Katha and Kirtan, a recital of scriptures and hymns in the praise of the Guru is carried out.

Guru Nanak Jayanti Langar | Guru Ka Langar


The Gurpurab celebrations are held with great fervour and joy at Golden Temple, Amritsar. Gurdwaras including Golden Temple organise a special community lunch, called Guru ka langar, which is served to anyone who wishes to come. Guru ka Langar is always a vegetarian and delicious meal. Lots of people can be seen preparing the langar in the kitchen. Kada Prasad is prepared and offered to Guru on this day to celebrate the holy festival of Gurpurab. Kada Prasad is a traditional sweet made using wheat flour, ghee and sugar. The Kada prasad is prepared in large quantities for people. This practise of distributing Langar and Kada prasad is the part of community service (seva) in the Sikh culture.

These are the Guru Nanak Gurpurab dates from 2019-2025:


2019 - 12th November (Tuesday)
2020 - 30th November (Monday)
2021 - 19th November (Friday)
2022 - 8th November (Tuesday)
2023 - 27th November (Monday)
2024 - 15th November (Friday)
2025 - 5th November (Wednesday)


Wish you a very Happy Gurpurab 2019!

Amla Navami Date, Akshaya Navami Date

Amla Navami Date, Akshaya Navami Date


Akshaya Navami (अक्षय नवमी) is observed on Shukla Navami day (two days before Dev Uthani Ekadashi) in Hindu Kartik month. Akshaya Navami is regarded as the day when Satya Yuga began. Thus Akshaya Navami day is also known as Satya Yugadi. On this day of Akshaya Navami, it is of great significance to carry all sorts of Daan-Punya deeds. The name "Akshaya" itself means never diminish or would remain forever.Thus doing any charitable or devotional activities on Akshaya Navami day is believed that it would never diminish and benefit the person not only in this life but also in future births.

Akshaya Navami day is as important as Akshaya Tritiya 2019. Akshaya Tritiya is the day when Treta Yuga began and Akshaya Navami is the day when Satya Yuga began.

Parikrama of Mathura-Vrindavan on the Akshaya Navami day is considered very auspicious. Devotees in large numbers come and do parikrama of Mathura-Vrindavan to earn the maximum and never ending Punya on the auspicious day of Satyuga.

Amla tree is worshipped as it regarded as the abode of all Gods and Goddesses. Amla is very dear to Sri Vishnu and on this day of Amla Navami, Lakshmi and Vishnu are worshipped. As Amla tree is worshipped on the auspicious day of Akshaya Navami, the day of Akshaya Navami is also known by the name of Amla Navami (आंवला नवमी). Jagaddhatri Puja is observed on this day in West Bengal.


Akshaya Navami 2021 Muhurat
Akshaya Navami on Friday, November 12, 2021

Akshaya Navami Purvahna Time - 06:41 AM to 12:05 PM (New Delhi Time)
Duration - 05 Hours 24 Mins

Navami Tithi Begins - 05:51 AM on Nov 12, 2021
Navami Tithi Ends - 05:31 AM on Nov 13, 2021

Do you know how the Amla Tree was born?

When the whole earth was completely in water and there was no life, then Sri Brahma sitting on a lotus flower was deeply immersed in doing austerity for the supreme lord. At this point of time, tears fell from the eyes of Brahma out of the love for the Supreme lord. It is then from these tears Amla tree was born.

What you must do on Amla Navami Day/Akshaya Navami Day?

  • You must, if possible, bath in the river Ganges(Ganga) or use some water from the river Ganga while bathing.
  • You must eat Amla on Amla Navami and also donate some to the needy or in the temple. If you eat Amla on a daily basis, you get a long and healthy life.


Amla Navami Legend


A Chandala came into a forest for hunting birds and deers. While he was searching for them, he felt hungry. He saw an Amla tree and plucked some Amla and ate them. When he climbed down, he fell and died. When Yamraj’s attendants came to take away his soul, they could not do so. Yamraj was astonished by this and asked for help from sages. They enlightened him and said that they could not take Chandala’s soul with them as he had eaten Amla just before he died.

Akshaya Navami is also observed as ‘Kushmanda Navami.’ As per one legend, Lord Vishnu defeated the demon named ‘Kushmanda’ and stopped the spread of Adharma on this day.

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