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Kartik Purnima is an auspicious festival celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Kartik. This is the eighth lunar month in the Hindu calendar. Kartika Purnima 2023 will be held on November. This is considered to be the holiest month of the Hindu calendar. This time it is falling on 8th November. Kartik Purnima is also known as Tripuri Purnima or Tripurari Purnima.

Kartika Purnima

Kartika Purnima 2023 Date

27th November 2023

Kartik Purnima Story

The birthday of Vrinda (the holy basil plant) is also celebrated on Kartik Purnima.

Matsya, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu in the form of Matsya, was also born on this day.

Kartik Purnima is also considered as the birthday of Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva.

Fasting and rituals on Kartik Purnima pave the way for Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha according to Hindu mythology.

Significance of Kartik Purnima

For Hindus, the day of Kartik Purnima is extremely religious and cultural.

Kartik Purnima also marks the birthday of Vrinda (the basil plant), and on this day, Tulsi Vivah is also held.

It is believed that taking a bath in Kartik and worshiping Lord Vishnu on this day brings immense good fortune to the devotees.

It is also believed that taking Kartik bath in the month of Kartik is equivalent to performing 100 Ashwamedha Yagyas.

This day is so fruitful that any religious work done on this day gives many benefits.

Kartika Purnima Rituals

On this day of Kartik Purnima, at sunrise and moonrise, taking holy bath at pilgrimage places is known as ‘Karthik Snan’.

It is believed that this Kartik bath is an extremely holy bath.

Worshiping Lord Vishnu on this day can help the devotees to overcome their worries and lead a peaceful and happy life.

On Kartik Purnima festival, devotees also observe a fast.

Worshipers also perform ‘Rudrabhishek’. Lord Shiva’s temples will be fully decorated with lights on this upcoming full moon.

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A mela, or fair, is held in Pushkar during this month to celebrate the marriage of Vrinda and Lord Vishnu.

Try to feed any poor or needy Brahmin on the day of Kartik Purnima.

Different Festivals and Celebration on this Day

  • Tulshi Vivah
  • Dev Deepawali
  • Bhisma Panchaka
  • Vaikuntha Chaturdashi
  • Karikeya Puja
  • Boita Bandana (Danga Bhasa)
  • Jain Festival of Lights (In Jainism)
  • Guru Nanak Jayanti (In Sikhism)


The main goal of this festival is to purify the soul from sins and invite positivity in life. Kartik is the holiest month among all the lunar months. This Kartik Purnima, wish you all the very best and your family members.

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