08. Kartik

8.Kartik October-November Guru Nanak Jayanti, Karttika S. 15, is the birthday of Nanak, the founder of the sect of Sikhism. http://www.crystalinks.com/calendarhindu.html Vinayaka Vratam is a 21-day festival honoring Lord Ganesha beginning on the full moon day in the month of Karttikai--November/December. During these days, Vinayaka Purana, or stories, are recited in the temples, and special pujas are conducted at every Ganesha temple. Many devotees observe the vrata (vow) of attending daily puja at a Ganesha temple and taking only one meal a day, in the evening. http://www.hinduismtoday.com/archives/2005/10-12/37-52_ganesha.shtml In the month of Kartikkai (november -December) which takes its name from the fact the asterism kartikkai falls on or near the full moon, the one day celebration of tiruk kartikkai occurs

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