Kartik Purnima is considered to be one of the most auspicious and significant days in the Hindu calendar. On this pious day, which falls on 19 November this year, the Matsya avatar which is the first of the 10 main avatars of Lord Vishnu came into being. On this full moon day, Lord Shiva killed a trio of demon brothers (Tripurasura) by taking the form of Tripurari.
This year, the occasion is being marked on 19 November, as per the Hindu calendar. The Purnima Tithi for Kartik Purnima this year began at 12 pm on 18 November and will continue till 2.26 pm on 19 November.
Also known as Deva Diwali, the festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the Kartika month. According to the Hindu calendar, Kartika, which happens to be the eight lunar month, is the holiest month in the lunar calendar. The month holds great significance as it is the month which is dedicated to worship Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva both. Devotees visit temples of both deities to offer prayers and gain their blessings.
Devotees also believe that performing the Kartik Snan on the day of Kartik Purnima will bring good fortune to their lives.
On the occasion of Kartik Purnima, here are some wishes, messages and quotes to send to your loved ones:
Kartik Purnima wishes:
- Hara Hara Mahadev! Here's wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and a peaceful Kartik Purnima.
- This Kartik Purnima, may Lord Shiva remove all the negativities from your life. May you be showered with happiness, good health, wealth and good luck—a very happy Kartik Purnima to you and your family.
- Today is the day to be grateful towards whom you learn from. Wishes on Kartik Purnima!
Kartik Purnima messages:
- May Lord Shiva shower you with his choicest blessings on the auspicious occasion of Kartik Purnima.
- May you be blessed with good health, wealth, peace and prosperity on the joyous occasion of Kartik Purnima.
- Here's extending my heartfelt greetings to you and your family—a very Happy Kartik Purnima to you and your loved ones.
- Here's wishing you a very blissful, joyous and happy Kartik Purnima.