2024 Kartika Amavasya Significance, Date and Time, and Puja Vidhi

February 10, 2024

Amavasya of Kartik month is considered very important in Indian traditions. On this day, the important festival of Diwali is also celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India. There is a mythological belief that in the Mahabharata invocation, Lord Shri Krishna himself had explained the importance of this day and said that this is my favorite day and whoever worships me on this day, all his planetary defects will be removed.

2024 Kartika Amavasya Date and Time

Kartika Amavasya occurs in the Hindu month of Kartik, which usually corresponds to the period between October and November. In the year 2024, Kartika Amavasya will fall on Friday, November 1.

Amavasya Date Starts – 31 October 2024 at 3:17 pm
Amavasya Date Ends – 1 November 2024 at 6:58 pm

Kartika Amavasya Significance

Kartika Amavasya is considered a very auspicious month in the scriptures. In this month Lord Vishnu wakes up from 4 months of sleep. According to Skanda Purana, Kumar Kartikeya had killed Tarakasura in the month of Kartik itself. In the month of Kartik, Lord Narayana had told the gods about living in water on earth. That is why it is considered the most sacred even today. Donating a lamp and taking a bath at all the pilgrimage places on the day of Kartik Amavasya gives auspicious results. Fasting on the day of Kartik Amavasya gives auspicious results.

Kartika Amavasya Puja Vidhi and Rituals

  • On the day of Kartik Amavasya, one should wake up early in the morning and take a bath. If possible, one should also take a bath in the Ganga on the day of Kartika Amavasya because by doing so one gets special blessings from the Goddess.
  • After taking a bath, Arghya is offered to Lord Sun.
  • Tulsi ji is worshiped on the day of Kartik Amavasya.
  • Sesame oil lamp is lit on the day of Kartika Amavasya.
  • Food is donated on the day of Kartika Amavasya.
  • Clothes are also donated on this day.

Kartik Amavasya Story 

Once on the new moon day of Kartik month, Goddess Lakshmi was roaming on the earth, but due to darkness, she could not see her direction properly. Goddess Lakshmi Ji deviates from her path. While moving ahead, Goddess Lakshmi ji saw the light of a lamp in one place. The goddess goes to that light. When Goddess Lakshmi ji reaches there, there is a hut there.

There an old lady had lit a lamp outside her house and the door of her house was open. The woman is working and sitting in the courtyard outside her house. Goddess Lakshmi Ji asks the old lady for a place to stay there. That old woman gives place to Goddess Lakshmi to rest. She also arranges their bed. Goddess Lakshmi Ji stops there to rest. Goddess Lakshmi ji was very pleased with the nature and service of that old lady. Then the old lady falls asleep while doing her work.

The next day, when the old woman goes, she sees that her simple hut has been transformed into a beautiful building like a palace. There is no shortage of money in his house. When did Goddess Lakshmi ji leave that old lady’s house? The old woman is not able to know about this. Then Lakshmi Mata ji appears to this old lady. Mother Lakshmi ji started saying that the one who lights a lamp in darkness on the day of Kartik Amavasya paves the way for light.

He gets my blessings. Since then, the festival of lights has been celebrated every Kartika Amavasya at night. Since that day, the tradition of worshiping Goddess Lakshmi on the day of Kartika Amavasya has been going on. On this day, worship is done for the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi. The doors of houses are kept open on this day. Lighting a lamp on the day of Kartika Amavasya is fruitful.

Wrapping Up

Kartik month is considered very special in the Hindu religion. Every day of the month of Kartik is celebrated as some festival. Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, are worshiped throughout this month. Kartika Amavasya falls in the middle of this month. We hope that you have understood the importance of Kartika Amavasya. If you want to know about Kartika Amavasya, you can get more information by consulting an online astrologer consultation.

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