Kartik Purnima

The full Moon day in the month of Kartik is known as Kartik Purnima. This day is considered as one of the most auspicious days in India. On this day, people bathe in holy rivers. After taking bath, devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. Few people observe Satyanarayana Vrat on this day and perform Satyanarayana Katha. Apart from this, making donation and performing Rudrabhishek is considered auspicious on this day. Any auspicious ceremony performed on this day is considered to be equivalent to 10 Yajnas.

The full moon day of shukla paksha in the month of kartik is known as kartik purnima. This year the kartik poornima will be observed on 25th november 2015. This purnima is also known as tripuri purnima, and is also called as deva-diwali or deva deepavali. Kartik purnima also coincides with the Sikh festival of Guru Nanak Jayanti and is an important religious day for Jains who celebrate it as shantrunjay Teerth Yatra.

This festival is also known as Tripuri Purnima and Dev Diwali (Diwali of the Gods). The name 'Tripuri Purnima' has been derived from Tripurari, which is the name of the foe of Tripurasura. According to Hindu scriptures, Tripurari is the name given to Lord Shiva as he defeated Tripurasura. On this day, Lord Shiva incarnated himself as Tripurakanta and killed Tripurasura. In some legends describing Kartik Purnima, the term 'Tripurari' denotes the 3 sons of Tarakasur.

Kartik purnim ,lord Vishnu and goddess Lakshmi puja is a worship and praise of Mahalakshmi along with vishnu. We show respect towards Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. During the tradition of Kartik Purnima, Laxmi Puja, special offerings are paid to Goddess Lakshmi and lord Vishnu, the Nine Planets to seek blessings and good fortune for all family members. Lakshmi is the goddess of light, beauty, good fortune and wealth. While Laxmi is generally worshiped to achieve success, she does not reside with anyone who is disinclined to work and wish her only as wealth. Once goddess Lakshmi is worshipped along with Vishnu people are blessed to attain immense eternal wealth on this Kartik Purnima night. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped for a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous.

It is believed that annually on the day of Kartik Purnima, the gods descend on earth and reside in the sacred rivers. Ganges and other sacred rivers have elaborate ceremonies on this day. Devotees who bathe in the sacred rivers on these days can also get rid of their negative poisons and receive the blessings from all the Gods of the India.