Wed, Nov 7th to Thurs, Dec 6th
Karthika Masa is very special period with great significance attached to worship of the Divine. It also in some ways
emphasizes on the synchronization of nature and mankind. Traditionally worship of Shiva and Vishnu are considered very auspicious in this month. Bathing in holy rivers in pre-dawn hours, worship of Naga Devata, lighting diyas, especially on full moon day, vana bhojanam, are all prescribed customs followed during this month.
Worshipping Shiva with Bilva patra and Vishnu with Tulasi patra, is again, auspicious. Performing Rudrabishekam at home or at temple during this month is very propitious.