Kartik Amavasya is a Hindu festival that occurs in the Krishna Paksha of the Kartik month. This Amavasya is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, and it is also the day of the auspicious festival of Diwali. It’s also a good day to perform Pitru pooja and ask for their blessings, as well as to provide charity and gifts. According to traditional spiritual beliefs, Shri Krishna himself explained the significance of Kartik Amavasya during the Shanti Parv period of the Mahabharata, saying, “This day is exceedingly important to me.” The unpleasant impacts of planets (Grah Dosh) on a person’s life will end if he or she worships me on this day.
RITUALS OF KARTIK AMAVASYA
Following are the rituals that are performed on kartik amavasya:-
- Early in the morning, take a bath in a holy river, pond, or lake. Argh should be presented to the Sun God, and mole seeds should be deposited in the running river.
- In the morning, recite the Navagraha Stotra for Navagraha Shanti and to reduce the impact of Navagraha Doshas in one’s life.
- It is also very important to recite Vishnu Sahasranama on this day. All inauspicious Yogas in one’s Kundli are erased as a result of its impact. On this night, lighting a lamp (Deepak) in a temple or in the home of a poor person cures all Saturn-related sufferings and misery.
- On the festival of Kartik Amavasya, one should also do Shivling Abhishek with honey.
SIGNIFICANCE OF KARTIK AMAVASYA
On the night of Diwali, also known as Kartik Amavasya, it is customary to light lamps. Lord Rama is said to have returned to Ayodhya on this day after spending 14 years in exile in the jungle. As a result, the people of Ayodhya lit lamps in their homes and public places to welcome the God, express their joy, and commemorate the occasion. On this Amavasya, there is another another faith associated with the lighting of lamps. Shraadh rituals are reported to be performed when forefathers come to Earth during Pitru Paksha for a peaceful afterlife. When the Pitru Paksha ceremonies are over, lights are lit to ensure that the forefathers have no problems returning to Pitru Loka. West Bengal has a high prevalence of this faith and accompanying practises.
DATE AND PANCHANG
Date: 25 October 2022
Tithi: Amavasya upto 16:14
Nakshatra: Chitra upto 14:08
Yoga: Vishkambha upto 12:27
First Karana: Naga upto 16:14
Second Karana: Kinstughna upto 27:31