Get Ready for Kartik Purnima 2023: Essential Dos and Don’ts!

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May 11, 2023

Kartik Purnima is a significant Hindu festival that is observed on the full moon day of Kartik month, which usually falls between October and November. It is the birthday of Lord Kartikeya and is associated with several important events in Hindu mythology, such as Lord Vishnu’s Matsya avatar and Lord Shiva’s destruction of Tripurasura. 

Devotees worship Lord Kartikeya and seek blessings, and light lamps, and offer prayers to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Many people also take a holy dip in the Ganges or other rivers on Kartik Purnima. It is a day of thanksgiving and gratitude to the gods, observed with great enthusiasm in many parts of India. 

Kartik Purnima 2023 Date & Time:

FestivalStart DateEnd DateTithi
Kartik Purnima 2023November 26, 2023November 27, 2023Purnima Tithi begins at 3:55 PM on November 26, 2023, and ends at 2:47 PM on November 27, 2023

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Kartik Purnima Significance

Kartik Purnima is also celebrated as Dev Deepawali or Diwali of the Gods, which is a lesser-known fact. According to legend, when Lord Vishnu returned to his abode, Vaikuntha, after his Matsya avatar, thousands of diyas or earthen lamps were lit by the gods to welcome him. 

On Kartik Purnima, devotees believe that the gods come to earth to bathe in the holy waters and celebrate this auspicious occasion with humans. As a result, people light lamps and decorate their homes and temples with them during the festival. 

Kartik Purnima Vrat

Kartik Purnima vrat is considered one of the most important vratas (fasts) observed by Hindus. The day of Kartik Purnima is considered highly auspicious, and observing the vrat is believed to bring great benefits. The Kartik Purnima vrat involves fasting for the entire day and breaking it only after performing the Kartik Purnima rituals at night. 

Devotees also recite the Kartik Purnima vrat katha, which narrates the story of a king who observed the vrat and was blessed with wealth and prosperity. It is said that by observing this vrat with devotion and sincerity, one can overcome all obstacles and attain success and happiness.

The Kartik Purnima rituals include taking a holy dip in the river, offering prayers to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, and performing puja at home or in the temple. The lighting of diyas and lamps is also an important part of the Kartik Purnima rituals. 

Dos For Kartik Purnima 2023

  • Begin your day with a pure bath early in the morning and dressing in clean clothes. 
  • Offer prayers and perform Puja either at home or in a temple to show devotion. 
  • Light diyas and incense sticks create a peaceful and serene atmosphere. 
  • Donate food, clothing, or money to underprivileged people.
  • Recite mantras and prayers dedicated to Lord Vishnu to seek his blessings. 
  • Fast to purify your soul and gain the blessings of Lord Vishnu. 
  • Take a dip in holy rivers or ponds to cleanse your body and soul, and feel rejuvenated.

Don’ts For Kartik Purnima 2023

  • Refrain from consuming non-vegetarian food or alcohol.
  • Avoid consuming onions or garlic as they are considered impure during the Kartik Purnima vrat.
  • Prepare your own food instead of eating food cooked by others.
  • Stay away from any kind of sinful activities like gambling, lying, or cheating.
  • Speak kindly and practice compassion towards others.
  • Avoid wasting food or resources during the festival.
  • Refrain from indulging in any form of violence, both physical and verbal.


As Kartik Purnima 2023 approaches, let us celebrate this joyous occasion with devotion, purity, and compassion toward all living beings. Astrologer Pandit Pavan Joshiji can provide valuable insights and guidance to make your Kartik Purnima 2023 more blissful. Consult him for personalized horoscope readings and remedies to overcome obstacles and achieve success.

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