HINDUCOSMOS.COM

Home Bharatiye Festivals Hindu Dharma Panchang Pooja Vidhi- Mantras and Bhajans Hindi School Gallery Feedback Contact Us

 

Kartik Purnima / Dev Deepavali

7th November 2014


 


We have had our Deepavali, the festival most celebrated by Hindus the world over.

Now it is time for Dev Deepavali – Deepavali for our 33,000 Devis and Devtas.

The Kartik Purnima which this year falls on the same day [7th November] is also referred as Dev Deepavali, because this is the day Lord Shiva-ji destroyed Tripura Asura and restored peace for our many Devis and Devtas.




Varanasi

Celebrations of Dev Deepavali are most prominent in Varanasi, Sri Shiva’s favourite place on Earth, and home of the first divya Shivling, Vishwanath.

This is the day our Devis and Devtas descend from their Loks to Varanasi. It coincides with the final Kartik Snaan in Ganga River in parts of Northern India or snaan in other holy rivers. During Kartik Snaan – devotees are encouraged to bathe in holy rivers around India, or where practical in their own countries. In parts of Varanasi devotees hold Deepavali-like celebrations - light diyas/deepaks and fire crackers to welcome the Devis and Devtas.

Purnima, as mentioned is the finest day for worship, making offerings, japa and recital of holy granths (scriptures)to please all our Devis and Devtas.

On this day of Kartik Purnima, it is considered the best of them all because of this month’s significance to both Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and various other Devis and devtas. The day marks the end of a month, full of celebrations from Karva Chauth, Deepavali, Govardhan Puja, Dhanteras, Hanuman Jyanti, Bhaiya Dhooj, Tulsi Vivah, Akshay Naumi. This is also said to be the time when Lord Vishnu incarnated as Matsya avatar (fish avatar) to save the Vedas from being drowned in the oceans by the demon Sankha Asura.

Vikram Somvat 2067

Hindus of North Indian origin and parts of Gujerat celebrate the start of their New Year a day after celebrating Deepawali. It is the day after Sri Ram returned to Ajoydhya after 14 years in exile with his wife, Sri Sita-ji and brother, Latchman.

Named after ancient king, the Vikram Somvat begins on this day and so we're now into 2065

 

Tulsi Vivah, Monday 3rd November

Ardent Vaishno devotees light a diya under the holy Tulsi plant every day of this month. It is said in Padma Puran that Lord Vishnu and his avatars are easily pleased by the worship of Tulsi plant in this month.

Since the killing of her husband, Jalandar by Sri Hari Vishnu and Sri Shiva-ji, Tulsi Vrinda Devi was promised that once a year, Sri Vishnu will wed her during this month of Kartik on the 12th day of the new moon.

Kartik month is a time of the year we must all make the most of. It is a time when we can cleanse ourselves of impurities and bring light, goodness and prosperity into our lives.


OTHER DATES FOR 2014 - 2015
 
 
MON 3 NOV SRI TULSI VIVAH/ EKADASHI
 
FRI 7 NOV KARTIK PURNIMA
 
THUR 27 NOV SRI RAM VIVAH
 
SAT 15 NOV KAL BHAIRO ASHTAMI
 
TUE 16 DEC KARMAAS STARTS. ENDS 14 JAN 2015
 
TUE 2 DEC SRI GITA JAYANTI
 
TUE 21 DEC MARGSISH PURNIMA.

Tune into Pundit-Ji's bi-weekly Hindu Parv Suchi programmes on Radio Navtarang


Sundays 5pm to 6pm

Tuesdays 6pm to 9pm

TULSI LEAVES HEALING POWERS-Medicinal Benefits

For more details please click (here)

You can download 2014 calendar by clicking here

Email us at: pdt108@hinducosmos.com for enquiries.

God bless,
Pdt Davendra Sharma  
Ph: 0414 560 424
or + 61 414 560 424 (from outside Australia)

 


back to top

 
Contact Us | Feedback | Links
Copyright 2014 © HinduCosmos