Karthik Purnima 2020/ Kartik Snan, Prakash Parv is a very holy festival of Hindus, Sikhs and Jain, Jupiter Nanak Devji’s 551th birth anniversary is being celebrated as Prakash Parv on 30th November this year.
This festival is celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Devji Jayanti or Gurpurab, also known as Prakash Utsav. The gurudwaras are decorated with lights, continuous Bhajan/ kirtans by Sikhs.
Karthik Purnima/ Kartik Purnima is a festival of lights. This Purnima, also known as Tripurari Purnima, Raas Yatra, Dev Diwali or Dev Deepavali.
This festival is celebrated as festival of lights throughout the world by people of different communities with different names.
This festival is also known as Pushkar Mela in Ajmer, or Krittika Deepam in South India.
Sikhs and Hindus observe Vrat, bathe in the holy river, visit temples, worship Lord Vishnu, perform Kirtan, recite Mantra and do charity to fulfill their desires.
Kartik Snan, Manikarnika Snan/ Karthik Purnima 2020
Kartik Purnima begins on Monday, November 30, 2020, according to calendar 2020.
Jains celebrate this day as a starting day of Pushya Abhishek Yatra or the ‘Festival of Lights’.
Devotees keep fast, take bath in the holy river (known as Kartik Snan or Manikarnika Snan) worship, chant Mantra, and donate food and clothes (Anna-daan,Vastra- daan).
Karthik Purnima is a very bright full moon night, considered one of the most auspicious festival, is celebrated by Hindus 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 holy river bath.
People perform Puja in the evening by lighting Deepak under the Tulsi plant and offering Jal (holy water). Kataki Mela(fair) is also observed on this auspicious day.
It is believed that these remedial measures end ill effects of their sins or Pitra Dosha.
Prakash Parv, Prakashotsava, Kartik Purnima 2020
This auspicious day Kartik Purnima will be celebrated by Sikhs as sacred Gurpurab, Guru Nanak Jayanti or the 551th birth anniversary of their first Guru and founder, Guru Nanak Dev (Guru Nanak Jayanti).
Guru Nanak Dev was born on 15th April 1469. The date of this sacred festival varies from year to year according to the Sikh calendar.
The gurudwaras are decorated with lights and continuous kirtans are performed.
The large number of Sikhs take out the procession on roads, read holy book Guru Granth Sahib or recite Gurbani to remember the Guru, the first of the ten Sikh Gurus.