Wednesday, October 31, 2012

KARTIK MONTH - Most Auspicious in the Year


In 2012, the period of Kartik month is from 29th October to 28th November. Devotees adopt purity and worship the god with pure and true hearts in this month. Holy bath, meditation, charity, marriage of goddess Tulsi are some of the religious ceremonies performed during the Kartik month and the one who performs them, gets relief from all the sins. It is considered one of the most auspicious month of the year, in which the devotees gets an opportunity to discard all evil deeds and adopt a pure way of life. The person observing the fasts in this month should follow certain rules and regulation to get good results, since it is believed that without following these rules the fast is not considered complete.

Rules of Observing Fast in Kartik Month

  • The person observing the fast should sacrifice consuming vindictive food items.
  • The observer should not eat someone else’s food.
  • He/ she should not enter into any kind of quarrels or fights and should avoid going to any foreign lands.
  • The food in the afternoon should be served on a leaf plate.
  • The observer should adopt celibacy.
  • He/ she should sleep on the floor.
  • The observer should avoid eating gourd (lauki), carrot, wood apple, and stale food.
  • He/ she should also avoid eating sesame seeds, urad dal, moong dal, peas etc.
  • The observer should keep himself calm and content and should sacrifice aggression. Thus, behave like a saint.
  • The observer should talk less and avoid entering into any quarrel or bitching about anyone.>
  • The observer should sacrifice eating non-vegetarian food.

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