Kartik Purnima Vrat 2021- Significance, Rituals, and Puja Vidhi

As per the Hindu Panchang, Purnima Tithi or Kartik Shukla Paksha is known to be a very auspicious new moon day. On this day, we celebrate Lord Shiva’s victory over Devil Tripurasur and Lord Kartikey’s birthday also falls on the same day, therefore, it is also known as Tripura Purnima. Kartik Purnima Vrat is considered a great day where you can wash off all the sins of your past life, and lead towards the path of Dharma, Karma, and Salvation.

According to the Hindu Panchang, Kartik is the eighth lunar month. Kartik Purnima is the day when Poornima falls during the Kartik month. The festivities of this day are celebrated for five days. It begins on the day of Dev Uthani Ekadashi or Prabodini Ekadashi. Kartik Purnima is a very significant occasion for the Hindu community as on this day, many festivals and rituals are concluded.

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19th November 2021 (Friday)

Kartik Purnima Fast Muhurat

Purnima will begin on the 18th November 2021 at 12:02:50

Purnima will end on 19th November 2021 at 14:29:33

The five-day festivities of Kartik Purnima include-

Tulsi Vivah- According to the Hindu Puranas, Tulsi Vivah can be observed on any day of the Hindu Kartik month falling between Ekadashi and Kartik Poornima. On this day, people perform Goddess Tulsi’s marriage rituals with Lord Shaligram. Lord Shaligram is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Bhishma Panchak- This is a fast that begins with Devuthana Ekadashi and ends on the day of Kartik Purnima. It is believed that the people who observe the Bhishma Panchaka fast during the last five days of the Kartik month, reap great benefits. This day is also called Vishnu Panchaka and holds great significance.

Vaikunth Chaturdashi- This is a Puja that is performed one day before Kartik Purnima. The devotees of Lord Vishnu observe a fast on this day. On this day, Lord Vishnu is worshipped along with Lord Shiva in special Pujas, in the Shiva temples. This day is very significant as devotees indulge in Ganga Snan by bathing in the holy Ganga River in Varanasi at Manikarnika Ghat. This is done before sunrise.

Dev Diwali- This day is also known as God’s Diwali, and as per the Hindu Puranas, it is believed that the demon Tripurasura was killed by Lord Shiva on this day. The Gods were elated with this defeat and celebrated the Kartik Purnima as Diwali by lighting earthen Diyas in the temples.

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Significance of Kartik Purnima

Kartik Purnima is of utmost religious and spiritual significance. It is believed that devotees on this day are blessed with immense fortune if they worship Lord Vishnu and perform Kartik Snan. Kartik Purnima is also a holy day to perform auspicious activities as the activities performed on this day can bring fruitful results, happiness, and joy. Some people also believe that Kartik Snan in the Kartik Month is equivalent to 100 Ashvamegha Yagya.

Kartik Purnima Vrat

Kartik Purnima Vrat will be observed on November 19, this year.

Devotees of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu observe a fast on Kartik Purnima. They begin their day by waking up early and taking a holy bath, followed by reading the Katha for Kartik Purnima Vrat. This Katha is about how Lord Shiva defeated the demon Tripurasura.

Kartik Purnima also commemorates the birth anniversary of Vrinda, who is the personification of the Tulsi plant. During the last five days of the Kartik month, the devotees observe a fast where they only eat once a day, in the afternoon, known as Habisha. These five days are the most sacred days in the Kartik month.

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Rules of Kartik Purnima Vrat

·        Devotees must maintain celibacy.

·        They must wake up early in the morning.

·        People who stay close to the Ganga River must take a dip in the holy water to wash off the sins of their past life.

·        For those who don’t have access to the holy river, they can add a few drops of Gangajal in the bathing water for purification.

·        Wear fresh and clean clothes on this day.

·        Offer prayers and water to Suryadev.

·        Do not consume meat, tobacco, and alcohol at any cost.

·        The people observing the fast must exclude wheat, lentils, and rice from their fast meal.

·        Seek blessings from Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva and chant sacred Mantras.

·        Make donations and perform charity work by helping the people in need.

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Kartik Purnima Puja Vidhi

·        On the day of Kartik Purnima, conduct a Satyanarayan Puja and worship Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu

·        The puja and rituals must begin by first offering prayers to Lord Ganesha

·        Sprinkle Gangajal on a wooden platform and cover it with yellow or red cloth.

·        Place the Idol or image of Lord Ganesh, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, and Lord Kartikey

·        Light a lamp/Diya filled with ghee or oil 

·        You must offer water to Lord Ganesh, followed by Haldi, Kumkum, Chandan, Akshat, Janeu, and Mauli. After this, offer gandham flowers, Durva grass, lamp, dhoop, and Naivedya

·        This is followed by offering thamboolam that consists of two pan leaves, Dakshina, supari, and fruits

·        Seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha and follow the same procedure with other deities

·        But keep in mind that instead of Durva grass, Lord Vishnu should be offered with Tulsi, Lord Shiva with Bilva, and Lord Kartikey with flowers or Panchamrit. Make sure not to offer kumkum to Lord Shiva

·        Read the Vrat katha for Kartik Purnima

·        Perform the Aarti after offering prayers and conclude the Puja.

Kartik Purnima Vrat Katha

As per the legends, Lord Kartikey killed the father of Tarakaksha, Kamalaksha, and Vidyunmali, demon Tarakasura. The three sons wanted to avenge the Gods for their father’s death. For this, the demon brother’s trio performed deep meditation so that they could be blessed with the boon of immortality from Lord Brahma and rule the entire universe. After several years of performing austerities, the trio won Lord Brahma’s attention. But Lord Brahma refused to grant the boon of immortality as it was against the law of the universe. The trio in return asked the Lord to grant them a shield from death instead. As per the boon, three of them built three forts- one on earth, one in the sky, and one in heaven, with iron, silver, and gold, respectively. These forts were collectively known as Tripura. 

Once a year, Tripura would come in a straight alignment, and only if someone could destroy the three forts with a single arrow would kill the three brothers. Lord Shiva destroyed the Tripura with one arrow by appearing as Tripurari and restored peace.

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