Festivals of Kartik Month: Kartik Sankranti: 17th October, 2010

Sun will enter into the sign Libra on 17th October 2010 at 05:27 pm. Kartik Sankranti is also known as Mahodari. The Punyakala of the Sankranti will start at 11:03 am in the morning. The festival of Vijayadashmi will be celebrated on this day. Worship of lord Kartika during this month is especially beneficial. In addition, worship the lord Vishnu, goddess Tulsi and light a lamp near the root of Peepal tree and basil plant. It will be fruitful for you.

Karwa Chauth, Ahoi Ashtami and Diwali will also be celebrated in the month of Kartik. Lighting lamps at pilgrimages in the month of Kartika is considered highly auspicious.

Vijayadasami 2010
Vijayadasami Festival will be celebrated on 17th October, 2010 after burning the effigy of Ravana in the evening of Pradosh Kala. Thereafter, Kartik month will start when Sun enters into the sign Libra at 03:10 am. Vijayadashmi is the symbol of victory of good over evil. On this day, lord Rama set his wife Sita free from Lanka of the demon Ravana.

Remedies to be Performed on Sharad Poornima
Preserve Kheer made of dry fruits in the night of Sharad Poornima on 22nd October. On the next day, offer the kheer to lord Shiva or your family god and then consume it. People who are aggressive and have low morale should perform this remedy. The remedy could increase the happiness and prosperity of the person.

This festival is especially celebrated in the eastern states of India. People worship the lord Thakurji in temples and offer Kheer to him after worshipping. It is believed that on Sharad Poornima, pure rays of Moon convert this Kheer into nectar. People believe that Moon showers nectar on the earth through its rays on the day of Sharad Poornima. The lord Krishna went to the Vrindavan from Dwarika to do Raasleela (a form of dance) with Gopi (girls).

Karwa Chauth 2010
Karwa Chauth will be celebrated on the 26th October, 2010. On this day, married women keep fast for the longevity and prosperity of their husbands. Then, they worship lord Ganesha in the evening and eat food after offering water to the Moon. This year, moonrise will be at 19:59 pm in Delhi.

Ahoi Ashtami 2010
In 2010, Ahoi Ashtami vrat will be observed on 30th October of Kartik month. Women who are married keep this fast for the welfare of their children and husband.

Dhan Trayodashi
Dhan Trayodashi will be held on 3rd November, 2010. On this day, donating medicines and purchasing of new utensils is considered auspicious. The festival of Diwali will be celebrated on 5th November, 2010. People worship the goddess Lakshmi along with proper recitation, Yajna and Mantras. Amavasya will last till 10:22 am on the next day. Then, Pratipada will start in which Goverdhan and Annakoota will start after 10:22 am.

Bhai Dooj 2010
In the Kartik Shukla Paksha, there is a decay of second Tithi as per Hindu calender. Therefore, Bhai Dooj should be done at 08:07 am in the Sunday morning on 7th November, 2010. Capricorn will be the Ascendant in Delhi from 11:46 to 13:29.
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