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Karthika Masam - The Most Auspicious And Sacred Month:- Karthika Masam is said to be the most auspicious and sacred month of the year and is a month long festival that starts right after the Diwali amavasya. Lord Shiva and Vishnu are worshiped during the month. The auspicious Karthika Masam starts from Aswayuga Amaavasya. Offering prayers this complete month brings luck and prosperity.
All the followers observe Karthika Masa Vratham by performing rituals and prayers early in the morning throughout the month. Most of them follow Upavasam every monday without fail. Vasthradanam, Swarnadhanam and Ghodanam during Karthika Masam gives good results. Ksheerabdhi dwadasi, Ekadasi,karthika deepam or karthika pournami Pooja are performed during the season. Lighting lamps near the Thulasikota is the most important tradition during this month. Yama Vidhiya, Nagula Chavithi, Ekadasi fasting and Poli Swargam Pooja are the special festivals celebrated in this month.