Karthika Masam

  1. Padyami:1st day of Karthika Masam.Should go to Lord Siva or Lord Vishnu temple to pray them to give strength to do the puja for the whole month. This is the Day we start lighting Akasa Deepam. The Lamp you light either at the entrance of your house or at Siva or Vishnu temple
  2. Vidiya: 2nd day of karthika masam. Brother should go to his sister’s house on this auspicious day and eat the food cooked by her and bestow her with blessings and gifts
  3. Thadiya: 3rd day of the month. Good Day to do Thrilochana Guri Vratham.. Those who are unable to do the Vrath can do Kumkuma archana or Puja to Maa Parvathi on this day
  4. Chavithi: 4th Day is Chavithi. It is said to be Nagula Chavithi in Andhra. On this day its good to worship Lord Subramanya swamy (Murugan)
  5. Panchami: 5th day is Panchami, also known as Jnana Panchami. Need to do archana for Lord Subramanya swamy.
  6. Shasti: 6th Day is Shasti. Should not eat your favorite items today
  7. Saptami: 7th Day is Sapthami: Pray to Lord Surya (Sun God) and donate tie wheat in a red color cloth and donate
  8. Ashtami: 8th Day is Ashtami, also known as Gopala ashtami, Need to do puja to Go matha (Holy Cow)
  9. Navami: 9th Day is Navami, good to start Vishnu Thri rathra vratham, which need to be done for 3 days. Its good to do puja for Lord Vishnu in the evening and Night time.
  10. Dasami: 10th Day is Dasami, pray to Lord Vishnu today
  11. Ekadasi: 11th Day is Ekadasi, Do fasting (Upavasam) and break the fast on Dwadasi.
  12. Dwadasi: 12th Day is Dwadasi, known as Khseerabdi Dwadasi . Lord Vishnu will wake up from his yoga nidra on this day. Do Puja to Lord vishnu. Good to do Puja under Gooseberry tree or Tulsi plant.
  13. Trayodasi: 13th Day is Trayodasi, Good day to skip dinner. Auspicious to donate Saligrama Sila
  14. Chathurdasi: 14th Day is Chathurdasi, good to donate Iron and Sesame today, Not to eat your favorite food
  15. Pournami: 15th Day is Pournami. Need to do Nadi Snanam (Taking Bath in River). Do puja to Lord Varuna. Auspicious to light diya at Lord Siva or Vishnu temple. It brings a lot of good even if you see the deepa at the temple
  16. Bahula Padyami: 16th Day is Bahula Padyami. Not to eat stocked food and curd
  17. Vidiya: 17th Day is Vidiya. Good day to do Vana Bhojanam. It is said that offering prayers to Lord Vishnu under Gooseberry tree and then having food there with relatives and friends will bring great benefits.
  18. Thadiya: 18th Day is Thadiya. Good to donate Thulasi Mala to Bramhin
  19. Chavithi: 19th Day is Chavithi. Need to do pooja to Lord Vinayaka with Garika ( a type of grass, favorite for Ganapathi)
  20. Panchami: 20th day is Panchami. Need to feed the animals, ants, birds etc
  21. Shasti: 21st day is Shasti. Need to do Puja to Grama Devatha. Good to donate what ever you can depending on your status.
  22. Saptami: 22nd Day is Sapthami. Need to do puja to Lord shiva with white Calotropis Gigantea (Jilledu in telugu, Erukku in tamil)
  23. Ashtami: 23rd Day is Ashtami. Need to do puja for Kala bhirava with Vada ( Garelu in telugu)
  24. Navami: 24th day is Navami. Good to donate water, red color saree, blouse piece, bangles etc
  25. Dasami: 25th day is Dasami: Good to donate food , need to do upavasam (fasting)
  26. Ekadasi: 26th day is Ekadasi: Doing Deeparadhana (lighting the Lamp), Listening to Puranas will give great benefits today
  27. Dwadasi: 27th Day is Dwadasi: Good to donate food for the needy
  28. Thrayodasi: 28th Day is Thrayodasi. Need to do puja to Navagraha. Good to do Fasting on the name of Navagraha
  29. Chaturdasi: 29th Day is Chathurdasi. Today is known as Masa Siva rathri, Need to pray lord siva and doing fasting in day time is good.
  30. Amavasya: 30th Day is Amavasya. Need to donate food on the name of pithru devathalu (the deceased). Good to do fasting. Last day of lighting Akasa Deepam. Need to light the lamp at temple and offer coconut to Lord.

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