As per North Indian Purnimant calenders Karthika Masam begins on Saturday 19th October 2013 and ends on Sunday 17th November 2013.That is on Kathika Pournami Day. According to Amavasyant calenders, Karthika masam starts on Swasthi Sri Chandramana Sri Vijayanama samvathsara Karthika Sudha Poudyami Monday 4th November 2013 and ends on Monday 2nd December 2013. Karthika nakshatram falls during Purnima (full moon day) in this month hence called as Kathika Month. Starting from Monday every evening at 6.15pm Askasa Deepaardhana and Shiva Abhishekam will be performed. Kathika Month every Monday is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Kathika Month is very auspicious and holy month in Hinduism.
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Kathika Month devotees observe fasting especially on Monday and on that day Karthika somvar vrat will be observed. In the evening devotes will went to lord Shiva Temples and light the lamps in the front of the god and offer aarthi, prayers to the god. Lord Shiva temples will be filled with most of the devotes.