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Significance of Kartik Amavasya – the sacred new moon day

Significance of Kartik Amavasya - the sacred new moon day

Kartika is the one of the most auspicious months for Hindus. Devotees have various holy rituals in this month to do.

It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva with Bael leaves, Lord Vishnu with basil leaves and Mother Goddess with kumkum in this month gives excellent results.

The holy rituals that are performed in the month of Kartika yield better results than expected.

Today is the last day of Kartika month i.e. Kartik Amavasya, the new moon day.

It is the last day to get the divine blessings for those who did not perform any holy rituals in this month.

Kartik Amavasya has its own significance.

Puranas specify that observing fasting on this day alone is equal to observing fasting in the entire month.

Lightning lamps in the temples of Lord Shiva and Vishnu would give lifelong results.

Some legends say that Kartik Amavasya is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth.

It is celebrated as Kamala Jayathi.

Those who worship Goddess Lakshmi with lotus flowers by illuminating their homes with diyas would be blessed with plenty of riches with the mighty grace of the Goddess.

They will not have any shortage of money in their lives according to many spiritual books.

It is also believed that Kartik Amavasya is the ideal day for performing ancestral rites to get their blessings. Those who are unable to perform these rites can do them on this day to relieve from the debt of ancestors.


There are other legends that say performing holy rituals on this day will help in getting rid of all bad karma in the past and achieve salvation i.e. reaching heaven directly after death. These people will not have reincarnations on this earth as they will be relieved from the clutches of the world.

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