Bhubaneswar,November 25: Kartik Purnima has celebrated around the country on November 25. A number of tales and holy rituals are associated with this pious day. Known as the day of illumination, Kartik Purnima fills life of one and all with the light of prosperity and luxuries.
The full Moon day in the month of Kartik is known as Kartik Purnima. This day is considered as one of the most auspicious days in India. On this day, people bathe in holy rivers. After taking bath, devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu.
Few people observe Satyanarayana Vrat on this day and perform Satyanarayana Katha. Apart from this, making donation and performing Rudrabhishek is considered auspicious on this day. Any auspicious ceremony performed on this day is considered to be equivalent to 10 Yajnas.
Apart from this, Kartik Purnima is also known as the birthday of Matsya. Also, it is the birthday of Vrinda who is the personification of Tulsi plant. Not only this; Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva and God of war was also born on this day.
On the other hand, this day has special importance for Goddess Radha, lover of Krishna. It is believed that on this day, Lord Krishna worshiped Goddess Radha and performed Rasalila.
This day is also dedicated to the dead ancestors, known as Pitr.
This is how Kartik Purnima is celebrated all over India. Such a glorious festival, one should not miss the chance of celebrating it. With this brief article on Kartik Purnima, we hope you will make the best out of this time. Happy Kartik Purnima 2015!