One of the most astounding vratas – Kartik Month
Kartik month which falls under the Dakshinayana period is viewed as the most devout month for sadahana or petitions. At the point when the planet Sun enters in the indication of Tula, the lunar month of Kartik starts. The time of Kartik which is otherwise called the Damodar maas or month is proposed as being one of the greatest months for watching starknesses. Religious acts performed amid this month is said to give comes about equal to a visit to all journeys. The time of Kartik is known to be a period for the welfare of humankind. It is trusted that there is no other month as Kartik, no other time like Satyayuga, no different religious sacred text as Veda, and no journey as a dunk in the blessed Ganga.
Noteworthy events in the Kartik month
Favorable heavenly events of Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi, Tulsi vivah, Vaikuntha chaturdashi and Kartik Poornima fall in the time of Kartik. Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi brings the ominous four month time frame known as Chaturmaas to an end. Ruler Vishnu is accepted to get into a condition of yoga nidra on Devshayani Ekadashi and awakens following four months on Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi in Kartik month. Lovers watch numerous ceremonies with a specific end goal to celebrate at the event of enlivening of Lord Vishnu. This heavenly day is critical for some reasons; it not just denote the start of a propitious period additionally helps enthusiasts to dispose of every one of their wrongdoings, even those that were done in past life.
Sacrosanct custom of Tulsi vivah
The consecrated custom of Tulsi vivah is seen from the ekadashi (eleventh day of the brilliant fortnight) to poornima (full moon) of the Kartik month. It is the day to honor the formal marriage of the blessed basil plant (tulsi) to Lord Vishnu.
This day has an extraordinary noteworthiness
Vaikuntha Chaturdashi is a consecrated day which is watched a day prior to Kartik poornima. This day has an exceptional hugeness as lovers get a chance to offer their petitions to both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva together. While Lord Vishnu is venerated at midnight (nishitha), Lord Shiva is adored at day break (arunodaya). It is a conviction that on this day both the gods had paid praise to each other; Lord Vishnu had offered tulsi leaves to Lord Shiva while Lord Shiva had offered Bael leaves to Lord Vishnu.
The day when the divine beings praise the win of ideals over bad habit
Kartik Poornima otherwise called Dev Diwali is accepted to be the day when the divine beings praise the win of righteousness over bad habit. It is the day related with noteworthy events, for example, birth of Kartikeya, Lord Vishnu’s incarnation as Matsya symbol and birth of Vrunda, the exemplification of sacred basil plant. This year, Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi falls on tenth November, Tulsi vivah falls on eleventh November, Vaikuntha Chaturdashi falls on thirteenth November and Kartik Poornima falls on fourteenth November.
Accomplishes all the four objectives of life
In Kaliyuga, Kartik month vrata is said to the best means for salvation. Ladies offer supplications to Radha-Damodar in the wake of showering at the Brahma Muhurta amid this month. In the Puranas, this month is said to give all the four objectives of life (purusharthas)- Dharma (exemplary nature), arth (riches), kaam (common delights) and moksha (freedom). It is a period in which individuals achieve the best of wellbeing. The religious hugeness of this current month was disclosed by Narayaana to Brahma who thusly, described it to Naarada, who then disclosed it to King Prithu. It is said that Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva visit earth amid this sacrosanct month.
Accomplishes wellbeing, riches and peace
Everybody wishes a glad, agreeable and tranquil life for himself and his precious ones and this is what is said to be given by Kartik month vrata. In our religious sacred writings, the grandness of Kartik month vrata has been distinctively portrayed. Individuals have been encouraged to take after strict standards and love God with dedication.
A heavenly plunge
One ought to work on awakening before dawn (Brahma Muhurta), scrub down in a close-by lake, waterway or lake and offer petitions to the Almighty in the whole month of Kartik. The primary custom of Kartik vrata is to recall Ganga, Vishnu, Shiva and Surya as one begins his shower in a stream or lake. It is exceedingly favorable and compensating to wash up in any of the seven blessed streams Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Narmada, Kshipra, Godavari or Kaveri on this day. Be that as it may, in the event that it is unrealistic to do as such, one can recollect any of the heavenly streams while washing.
Ceremonies to watch for the vrata
A wedded individual ought to apply glue of dark sesame seeds and gooseberry powder while a principled individual or widower ought to apply the mud of Tulsi roots (mrittika). Offering tarpan to the expired progenitors is a useful custom while washing. In the wake of completing the shower and tarpan custom, one ought to wear clean garments and love Lord Vishnu.
Philanthropy as a custom
Ladies who play out the Kartik maas vrata tune in to the Kartik vrata katha sitting under a gooseberry tree on Akshaynavami. It is a custom to offer gifts during the time of Kartik. Be that as it may, on this day, aside from giving to the Brahmins, there is additionally a convention of mystery gift in which the things to be given are covered up in a fiery remains gourd. In the wake of playing out the ceremonies, the Brahmins and unmarried young men and young ladies are served sustenance under the tree.
The celebration of lights falls in this sacred month
The time of Kartik is unique than alternate months for some reasons. The Amavasya of Kartik month is commended as the celebration of lights in the whole country. This day is known as Deepavali and is seen with a ton of eagerness. It is trusted that on this favorable day, Mata Lakshmi wanders around all around and favors her enthusiasts with a prosperous life. It is a custom to light lights at the passageway of the house, close to the Tulsi plant at dawn or dusk amid the time of Kartik. A custom known as Akash Deep is likewise seen in which oil lights are lit around evening time or sundown devoted to the dead precursors.
Offering petitions to Mata Tulsi
Another vital custom of this current month is venerating the Tulsi plant. Early morning, one needs to pour water on the tulsi plant and offer petitions to the goddess. Planting a tulsi plant on this day gives exceedingly propitious outcomes. Tulsi is said to free one from ailments as well as free a man from the apprehensions of the delivery people of death (Yamdoots). One gets greatest outcomes by performing puja with Tulsi leaves and its blossoms (manjari).