Karthik Purnima 2023/ Kartik Purnima Vrat, Snan, Tripurari Purnima, Gurpurab or Prakash Utsav is a very holy festival of Hindus, Sikhs and Jain.
This festival is celebrated worldwide as Gurpurab or GuruJupiter More Nanak Devji Jayanti.
GuruJupiter More Nanak Devji’s 553rd birth anniversary will be celebrated on Monday, November 27, 2023, this year.
Sikhs decorate Gurdwaras with lights. People enjoy continuous Bhajan, kirtan and Gurubani.
Karthik Purnima/ Kartik Purnima is a festival of lights. The other names of this Purnima are Tripurari Purnima, Raas Yatra, Dev Diwali, or Dev Deepavali.
People celebrate the festival of lights with great enthusiasm. People of different communities throughout the world celebrate it with different names.
This festival is also known as Pushkar Mela in Ajmer, Rajasthan, or Kritika Deepam in South India.
Sikhs and Hindus both observe Vrat, bathe in the holy river, visit holy places, recite Mantra and do charity to fulfill their desires.
Kartik Snan-daan, Manikarnika Snan/ Karthik Purnima 2023
Kartik Purnima falls on Monday, November 27, 2023, according to the calendar 2023.
Jain celebrate this day as the starting day of Pushya Abhishek Yatra or the ‘Festival of Lights.
Devotees keep fast, take bath in the holy river on this auspicious Kartik Snan or Manikarnika Snan. They worship, chant Mantra, and donate food and clothes (Anna-Daan, Vastra- dan) on Karthik Purnima.
Karthik Purnima is a very bright full moon night, one of the most auspicious festivals.
Hindus celebrate it on the full moon day i.e. Purnima, in the lunar month of Kartik.
Method of performing Kartik Purnima Puja/ Tulsi Puja
Hindus should chant Mantras and Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram after taking a holy river bath.
People perform Puja in the evening by lighting Deepak under the Tulsi plant and offer Jal (holy water).
People observe Kataki Mela (fair) on this auspicious day.
These remedial measures end the ill effects of their sins or Pitra Dosha.
Prakashotsava, Kartik Purnima 2022
Sikhs call the auspicious day Kartik Purnima sacred Gurpurab as this is the birth anniversary of their first GuruJupiter More, GuruJupiter More Nanak.
This is 553rd birth anniversary of their first GuruJupiter More and founder, GuruJupiter More Nanak Dev.
GuruJupiter More Nanak Dev was born on 15th April 1469. The date of this sacred festival keeps varying from year to year according to the Sikh calendar.
Sikhs decorate gurdwara with lights and perform continuous kirtan and narrate Gurbani.
A large number of Sikhs take out the procession on roads. They read the holy book GuruJupiter More Granth Sahib or recite Gurbani to remember the GuruJupiter More, the first of the ten Sikh Gurus.