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Kartik Purnima: Very Special Hindu Festival, Facts, Images, Quotes Wishes, Pics

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The Hindu festival Kartika Purnima is a very special and extraordinary day for the Hindu, Sikh and Jain cultural and the day is having special significance anyway.

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The Hindu festival, Kartika Purnima is observed and celebrated on the Purnima (full moon) day which is also turned to be the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik (November–December).

In the whole nation, the Hindu festival Kartika Purnima is celebrated with massive enthusiasm and zeal and it is a very special day also as per the culture of our country.

Kartik Purnima: Very Special Hindu Festival, Facts, Images, Quotes Wishes, Pics

The Hindu festival Kartika Purnima is also known as Tripuri Purnima and Tripurari Purnima.

Sometimes the festival Kartika Purnima is also regarded as Deva-Diwali or Deva-Deepawali, which is the festival of lights of the gods.

Karthikai Deepam is a related carnival that is observed and celebrated in South India and Sri Lanka but the date can be varied.

The Hindu festival Kartik Purnima is also somehow connected with the Prabodhini Ekadashi which marks the end of Chaturmas, the period when we believe that the Lord Vishnu takes rest and sleeps.

The Hindu festival Prabodhini Ekadashi implies the awakening of the god so the day is considered a very special day.


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Kartik Purnima is not the Diwali of the mortals but of the gods. So, it’s called Deva-Deepawali. Here’s the story of the origin of this festival. The sons of Tarakasura undertook severe penance to please Brahma. When Brahma appeared before them, they asked for immortality. But as Brahma could not grant such a boon, the trio instead asked for divine space cities that could be destroyed only by a single arrow. Thereafter, Maya built three cities made of iron, silver and gold for the brothers. Slowly, they started causing havoc in the heavens. Finally, Shiva agreed to help the devas kill the asuras. With the Earth as his chariot, Mount Meru as the bow, Vasuki as the bowstring, and Vishnu as the arrow, Shiva waited for the three space cities to align in a straight line. At the opportune moment, he let loose his arrow and Tripura was destroyed in a flash. Overjoyed, the devas declared the day as Deva-Deepawali. On Kartik Purnima, the birth of Matsya (an avatar of Vishnu), Vrinda (the tulsi plant) and Kartikeya (the warrior son of Shiva) are also honoured. #kartikpurnima #festival #india

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