What is Kartik Amavasya?
Kartik Amavasya is considered to be the most important No Moon Day in the Hindu religion. The Kartika Amavasya falls in the Kartik month as per the Hindu calendar and in the month of Oct or Nov as per the Gregorian calendar. The day is also celebrated as Diwali, the most awaited festival of Hindus. It is one of the most favourite days of Lord Krishna, as he mentioned in Mahabharat, which is one of the greatest Indian mythologies.
Lord Krishna also emphasised the importance of worshipping him on Kartik Amavasya and said that the devotees will benefit as all the doshas that occur due to the Navagraha will be nullified by doing so. There are many interesting legends associated with the significance of Kartik Maas Amavasya but before knowing that let’s check out the auspicious date and time of Kartik Amavasya 2022.
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Kartik Amavasya 2022: The Auspicious Date, Time & Muhurat for Pooja
It is believed that one who worships Lord Vishnu with a pious heart is blessed with freedom from bad karma and gets relieved of all the pain and sufferings in life. One can perform the pooja at home on own or call a pandit for the same. The Kartik Amavasya 2022 falls on Tuesday, Oct 25, 2022. The auspicious dates and muhurat to perform the pooja on this day are given below:
|Kartik Amavasya 2022||Date & Time|
|Kartik Amavasya 2022 Date||Tuesday, Oct 25, 2022|
|Lakshmi Puja Muhurat||06:53 pm to 08:16 pm|
|Duration||1 Hour 23 Minutes|
|Pradosh Kaal||05:43 pm to 08:16 pm|
|Vrushabh Kaal||06:53 pm to 08:48 pm|
|Commencement of Kartik Amasvasya Tithi||Monday, Oct 24, 2022 from 05:27 pm|
|End of Kartik Amavasaya Tithi||Tuesday, Oct 25, 2022 till 04.18 pm|
Significance of Kartika Amavasya 2022
According to a legend, King Bali had imprisoned all the Gods and Goddess Laxmi. Lord Vishnu had got them freed on Karthika Amavasya but all the Gods refused to return to their respective abode and took shelter in the Ksheer Sagar with Lord Vishnu. Since then, devotees make arrangements at their residence to welcome Goddess Laxmi along with Lord Vishnu and other Gods and also sleep with them for the whole night. Being pleased by the arrangements and devoted heart of the devotees, all the Gods, Laxmi Maa and Lord Vishnu bestows the devotee with immense prosperity, healthy and happy life.
Another significance is associated with the return of Lord Ram with his wife Sita and brother Laxman after winning a tough and fatal battle with demon Ravan who had captivated Sita. They had returned to Ayodhya after completing the exile period of 14 years. They were welcomed by the people of the village with beautifully lit lamps and crackers. It is believed to be the greatest epitome of success or victory over evil!
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- Performing Laxmi pooja on Karthika Amavasya attracts abundance. Maa Laxmi endows the person with immense wealth and happiness.
- Observing a fast on Kartika Amavasya and worshipping Lord Vishnu can help in fulfilling all the desires and aims.
- It will also help in getting moksha from karma and ancestral debts.
But one should know the correct rituals to be performed for the pooja on Kartika Amavasya.
Kartik Amavasya Vrat and Puja Rituals
After understanding how significant Kartik Amavasya is, it becomes inevitable to know the right rituals to perform the pooja and observe the fast.
- The devotees should take a bath early in the morning or at dawn and wear fresh clothes.
- Offer water and sesame seeds and worship Surya Dev.
- Recite Navagraha Strota to amplify the positive influence of good planets and pacify the influence of malefic planets in horoscopes.
- Don’t forget to recite the Vishnu Sahasranamam in the morning to negate the Navagraha doshas.
- Perform all the rituals for Abhishek with Honey of Shivalinga to seek Lord Shiva’s blessings.
- Light a diya in a temple or at some poor and needy person’s home. This will help in pacifying the rigid Saturn.
Attend the divind blessings by performing personalised live puja.
End the Day with Blessings of Maa Laxmi
Kartik Amavasya is not only associated with wealth. It is one of the most significant festivals of Hindus that helps in the removal of darkness, evil and negativity. The light on Kartik Amavasya teaches us that no matter how difficult the path be, there is always a silver lining. Never lose hope and keep working hard honestly in the darkness too.
God is watching you and you will be rewarded for your hard work and kindness. The darkness will pass soon and there will be the light of hope and brightness all around you. Maa Laxmi will provide you with wealth and Maa Saraswati will empower you with knowledge while Lord Ganesha will make you wise to use your knowledge and wealth in the correct channel. Enjoy the festival of lights with fast and pooja on this Kartik Amavasya 2022!