Kartik Purnima or Tripurari Purnima 2023 is an auspicious festival celebrated on the full moon day of Kartik month according to the Hindu calendar. Kartika Purnima 2023 will be celebrated on 27 November. According to the Hindu calendar, Kartik is the eighth month and is considered to be the most sacred month.

Learn about Kartik Purnima 2023 date and time, significance, rituals, Vrat, Mantra, Celebrations in Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, wishes, and traditions.

About Kartik Purnima

Kartik Purnima is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs on the full moon day of the Kartik month. It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva on Kartik Purnima will bring good luck and prosperity in one’s life. Kartika Purnima is also known as Tripurari Purnima or Tripuri Purnima and Deva-Deepavali. Kartika Purnima festival is celebrated after the celebrations of the festival of lights-Diwali.

Kartik Purnima 2023 Date and Time

Kartik Purnima 2023 will be celebrated on 27 November, Monday.

  • Purnima Tithi will begin at 3:54 pm on 26 November 2023
  • Purnima Tithi will end at 2:46 pm on 27 November 2023

Kartik Purnima Significance

Kartik Purnima

Kartik Purnima

Kartika Purnima festival is an auspicious day and is significant across different religions and cultures. It is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains.

Significance of Radha Krishna

This day is considered to be holy for worshipping Radha and Krishna. It is believed that Radha Krishna performed Raslila with their Gopis on the day of Kartik Purnima. Kartik Purnima is celebrated at a grand level in the Jagannath Temple, Puri, and other Radha Krishna temples.

Significance of Shiva

The other name for Kartik Purnima is Tripurari Purnima which is an alias of the Lord Shiva. A demon named Tripurasura had defeated the gods and built three cities named “Tripura” in space. Shiva killed the demon with a single arrow and destroyed all the cities. The gods celebrated this day as the festival of illumination which is why it is also known as “Dev-Diwali”.

Significance of Tulsi and Vishnu

On Kartik Purnima, one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu called Matsya is celebrated. Tulsi also known as Vrinda is also celebrated and worshipped on this day.

Significance of Kartikeya

In Southern India, this day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Kartikeya, son of Shiva and the god of war. People also remember their ancestors on this day.

Significance of Guru Nanak

In Sikhism, Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated on the day of Kartik Purnima.

Celebrations and Rituals of Kartik Purnima

Kartik Purnima is celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm across the country. Some of the famous rituals and celebrations of Kartika Purnima are:

  • People take holy baths at pilgrimage places.\
  • Flowers, lamps, and incense sticks are used in worshipping Lord Vishnu for a happy and peaceful life.
  • Devotees also observe a fast called Satyanarayan Vrat on Kartik Purnima.
  • People also perform ‘Rudrabhishek’ to Lord Shiva in temples and their homes.
  • Tulsi Vivah is also a famous tradition on this day, where people perform the marriage of Vrinda (Tulsi) and Lord Vishnu.

Celebration in Hinduism

Hindus worship Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva on this day. People take a holy dip and observe fast seeking happiness and prosperity in their lives. The Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan commences on Ekadashi Prabodhini and continues till Kartika Purnima. Some of the famous rituals in Hinduism are:

1. Tulsi Vivah

It is believed that on this day, Lord Vishnu married Goddess Tulsi in the form of Shaligram. Tulasi Vivah is celebrated from the start of Ekadashi Prabodhini till Kartik Poornima. As per Hindu mythology, Tulsi Mata is the avatar of Goddess Lakshmi who is the wife of Lord Vishnu. Hence, this day is considered to be the most auspicious day for conducting rituals related to marriage along with Kanyadaan. People perform the puja with Tulasi Vivah Vidhi and rituals.

2. Bhishma Panchaka

Bhishma Panchaka is observed during the Kartik month. Lord Shri Krishna had narrated the importance of Bhishma Panchak Vrat to Bhishma, who then observed this Vrat for these five days before leaving his physical body for the heavenly abode. Devotees observe fast during this time to gain good health and for the health of their children. This year, people will also observe this day as Vaikuntha Chaturdashi 2023.

3. Dev Diwali

Dev Diwali or Dev Deepawali is a Kartik Poornima festival celebrated in Banaras (Varanasi), Uttar Pradesh, on the full moon of the Kartik month according to the Hindu calendar. People gather together to celebrate the auspicious festival on the Ghats of Varanasi.

4. Boita Bandana

Boita Bandana is celebrated in Odisha in memory of ancient maritime trades by decorating boats with banana stems, fabric, coconut sticks, lamps, and betel leaves.

Celebrations in Jainism

Jain Kartik Purnima is celebrated at a pilgrimage centre called Palitana. Devotees perform the Shri Shatrunjay Tirth Yatra to reach the Lord Adinath temple.

Celebrations in Sikhism

Sikhs observe Kartik Purnima as the birth of their founder, Guru Nanak. People celebrate their faith and remember the teachings of Guru Nanak. People pay a visit to Gurudwaras and serve the Langar.

Kartik Purnima 2023 Vrat

On the day of Kartik Purnima, devotees observe fasting to please Lord Shiva. People worship Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu on this day. Worshippers use flowers and fruits during the puja and listen to the story related to Kartik Purnima fasting. People perform ‘Rudrabhishek’ and listen to the Satyanarayan Katha and the story of Kartik Purnima for peace and happiness.

Kartik Purnima Mantra

Kartik Purnima Mantras are very fruitful and by chanting the mantras one can get the desired wealth and happiness. The basic mantras are:

1. Tulsi Mantra :

महाप्रसाद जननी सर्व सौभाग्यवर्धिनी, आधि व्याधि हरा नित्यं तुलसी त्वं नमोस्तुते।।

2. Vishnu Mantra:

शान्ताकारम् भुजगशयनम् पद्मनाभम् सुरेशम्
विश्वाधारम् गगनसदृशम् मेघवर्णम् शुभाङ्गम्।
लक्ष्मीकान्तम् कमलनयनम् योगिभिर्ध्यानगम्यम्
वन्दे विष्णुम् भवभयहरम् सर्वलोकैकनाथम्॥

3. Shiva Mantra:

ओम त्रयंबकं यजामहे सुगंधिम पुष्टि-वर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बंधनान मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात्॥


Kartik Purnima 2023 Wishes

People greet each other with Happy Kartik Purnima on the day of the festival. Some famous Kartik Purnima wishes are:

  • May you be blessed with good health, wealth, peace and prosperity on the joyous occasion of 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.
  • Here’s extending my heartfelt greetings to you and your family—a very Happy Kartik Purnima to you and your loved ones.
  • On this joyous day of Kartik Purnima, here’s extending my best wishes to you and your loved ones.
  • May the festival of Kartik Purnima bring along eternal joy and happiness for you and your loved ones. May you have a memorable Kartik Purnima with your family and friends.
  • On the occasion of Kartik Purnima, I wish everyone a day showered with blessings and the love of the Almighty.
  • May there be happiness and success in your life. Happy Kartik Purnima.
  • May the brightness of the Moon and the blessings of Lord Shiva bring happiness and positivity in your life. Wishing you a very Happy Kartik Purnima.
  • Warm wishes on Kartik Purnima to everyone. May the beautiful moon of Kartik shower us all with happiness and joy, health and prosperity for the coming year.
  • May Lord Shiva bless each one of us with the strength and courage to do the right thing in life and guide us to follow the right path in life. Happy Kartik Purnima.

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Q. Why is Kartik Purnima celebrated?

A. Kartik Purnima is celebrated to bring peace and happiness into our lives.

Q. What should we avoid in Kartik month?

A. During Kartik Month, one should avoid violence, alcohol, non-vegetarian food, and other evil acts.

Q. Which God is worshipped in Kartik month?

A. People worship Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu on the day of Kartik Purnima.

Q. When is Kartik Purnima 2023?

A. Kartik Purnima 2023 or Tripuri Purnima 2023 will be celebrated on 27 November 2023.

Q. What is Kartik Purnima importance?

A. Kartik Purnima is an important festival as Lord Vishnu defeated the demon Tripurari on this day. This day also marks the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak.