In the Bhagavad-gita 10.35, Krsna says that of all the months, “I am marga-sirsa,” which is a name for the November-December period. It is said that before Krsna, first comes Radha – Radha-Krsna,Radha-Syam, Sita-Ram, like that. First the consort of the Lord is mentioned. Therefore the month of Kartik, which comes before this month of marga-sirsa, is a month of Radharani. It is a month when we are meditating on pure devotional service because she is the proprietor of pure devotional service! No
The question many ask is, what is so special about Kartik month that the Vedic scriptures, which do not exaggerate at all, praise it so lavishly? Why rewards offered during this month are so great, to the extent of being unbelievable?
October 23, 2016
We have heard of people dancing on the new year day, on birthdays, in clubs and in parties. Such dancing lasts for a day or two; may be a week. But one full month of nonstop dancing? That sounds insane. Surprising
With the beginning of the Kartik month, a tradition of Kartik Snan also begins every year. Men and Women go for holy baths during this period. Kartik Purnima is considered to be very important during Kartik month. It is believed that Lord Vishnu also incarnated as Matsya on the day of Kartik Purnima. Taking a bath in river Ganga and donating lamps is considered to be very sacred in this day. A person can also donate as per his wishes.
By Kadamba Kanana Swami
In the Bhagavad-gita 10.35, Krsna says that of all the months, “I am marga-sirsa,” which is a name for the November-December period. It is said that before Krsna, first comes Radha… Radha-Krsna, Radha-Syam, Sita-Rama, like that. First the consort of the Lord is mentioned. Therefore the month of Kartik, which comes before this month of marga-sirsa, is a month of Radharani. It is a month when we are meditating on pure devotional service because she is the proprietor of pur
Among all twelve months the month of Kartik is dear to Lord Sri Krishna. If somebody performs a little worship of Lord Sri Hari in this month, He offers that devotee his own abode...Padma Purana
Kartik is the time to tighten up the loose screws, of all the loose ends, and to bring it back to the real standard. Kartik, is our chance! It is only one month but of course, after that month, it becomes a habit! Habits are like that. If you do something for one month then it is easy to keep on doing it. So in this way, we can take so much advantage.
I thought my main objective in this month would be meditation, to increase my remembrance of Krsna and to increase my service, both in quantity a
Hare Krishna Dear All,
5th October marks the beginning of a very special and auspicious month of the year – Kartika month. The month of Kartik is also called Damodara month.
In this sacred month, puja, giving in charity, bathing in the Yamuna and all other religious activities are much greater than at other times of the year.
The month of Kartika is the best of all months, and it is in this month that many special festivals like Dhan-Teras, Diwali, Govardhan Puja, Bhai Duj, Tulsi Vivaah and var
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
On Saturday 15th Oct'16, a spiritual program held at HG Suddha Nitai Prabhu's home in the pune and lecture given by HG Anand Murari Prabhu on the importance of Kartik month (Damodar mass) in our life. The Kartik month festival starts on the 16th of October 2016 and runs for four weeks till 14th of November 2016. The Damodarastakam, a series of eight beautiful verses by the great sage Satyavrata Muni is sing and offer a candle
During this month of Damodar, there is the chance of making special advancement. Those who go to Vrindavan during the month of Kartik are very fortunate. It is said that in Vrindavan during Kartik, one can make many times more advancement than under normal conditions – a thousand times more. Therefore, being in Vrindavan for Kartik is very, very special. But not all of us have the opportunity and the time to leave everything and just go to Vrindavan but at least one can go there in consciousnes
Kartik is a very special month when the mercy of the Lord is easily available for all of His devotees. My spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada told us that even ‘unserious persons’ who execute devotional service during this month are easily awarded the Lord’s personal service. To follow the kartik vrata (vows) can be as simple as offering a light to Lord Damodara each morning or evening, or both. Of course, for devotees who already have a daily spiritual practice (sadhana) kartik is a time when t
Kartik Navadwip Mandal Parikrama 2020 organized by the Mayapur Chandra’s, is a virtual medium by which devotees are taken on parikrama to the nine-islands and various holy places in and around Mayapur, India. They participate in hearing and chanting about the glories of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai and Their associates. Going on Navadwip Mandal Parikrama is already considered to be very auspicious, but by doing so in the month of Kartik, one's devotional service is increased by many folds.
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Glories of Kartika
Kartik is the holiest month in the Hindu lunar calendar. It usually overlaps with the months October & November in the English calendar. Kartik Maas, also known as Damodar Maas, is described in the scriptures as the best among months for performing austerities.
Lord Shri Krishna says, “Of all plants, the sacred Tulasi is most dear to Me; of all months, Kartik is most dear, of all places of pilgrimage, My beloved Dwarka is most dear, and of all days,Ekadashi is most dear.” (Padma Purana, Uttara
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