November 2023 List of Vrat Utsavs: November, the 11th month of the English calendar, begins on a very auspicious day. Karva Chauth is on 1 November 2023. On this day, women observe Nirsha fast to wish their husbands long life. November is full of festivals. In this month, special pooja of Goddess Lakshmi will be done on Diwali. Ahead of this, many auspicious coincidences are brewing for shopping in Dhanteras. The festival of lights ends with Bhai Duje. On this day, sisters apply tilak to their brother and wish him a bright future.
This month also happens to be the month of Kartik, which is considered auspicious for worshiping Lord Vishnu and Mother Lakshmi. Chaturma will end on Debuthani Ekadashi in November, auspicious work will begin with Tulsi Biva. Know the dates of fasting and festivals in November.
November 2023 Vrat Utsav Calendar
1 November 2023 (Wednesday) – Karva Chauth, Bhakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi
On this day married women pray for their spouse’s safety and happy married life from sunrise to moonrise. Karva Chauth Observes a waterless fast. This fast is completed only by offering arghya to the moon.
5 November 2023 (Sunday) – Ahoi Ashtami, Kalashtami, Radha Kund Snan, Ravi Pushya Yoga
Fasting on Ahoi Ashtami is observed to wish for child birth and well-being of the children. In the evening, the fast is concluded by offering arghya to the stars.
9 November 2023 (Thursday) – Rama Ekadashi, Govatsa Dwadashi
Rama Ekadashi, which falls in the month of Kartik, falls 4 days before Diwali. Ram means Mother Lakshmi. Worshiping Lakshmi Narayan does not lead to lack of wealth and happiness.
10 November 2023 (Friday) – Dhanteras, Shukra Pradosh Fast, Yama Deepak, Panchak begins
On Dhanteras, Deva Kubera, Mother Lakshmi and Lord Dhanvantari, father of Ayurveda, are worshipped. The 5-day festival of Diwali starts from this day.
11 November 2023 (Saturday) – Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja, Monthly Shivratri
It is customary to worship Goddess Kali on the night of Kali Chaudha. It is said that just as worshiping Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali brings blessings of wealth, all troubles of life are removed by the grace of Goddess Kali.
12 November 2023 (Sunday) – Diwali, Narak Chaturdashi
Narak Chaturdashi and Diwali are on the same day this year. It is customary to worship Lord Krishna on Naraka Chaturdashi. Worshiping Goddess Lakshmi on the night of Diwali brings prosperity, wealth and fame.
13 November 2023 (Monday) – Kartik Amavasya
Amavasya in the month of Kartika is very special. On this day, ancestor worship, bathing in the holy river and giving alms are done to get rid of Pitr Dosha, Shani Dosha and Kalasarpa Dosha.
14 November 2023 (Tuesday) – Govardhan Puja, Annakoot, Bhai Duj, Yama II
This year Govardhan Puja and Vaiduj are also falling on the same day. On the day of Govardhan Puja, 56 types of offerings are offered to Lord Krishna as he lifts the Govardhan mountain on one finger to sustain the hungry and thirsty villagers for 7 days. It is said that Yamaraj does not trouble a sister who applies tilak to her brother on the day of Bhai Duj.
16 November 2023 (Thursday) – Karthik Vinayak Chaturthi
17 November 2023 (Friday) – Nagula Chauth, Scorpio Sankranti
18 November 2023 (Saturday) – Lav Panchami, Skanda Shasthi
19 November 2023 (Sunday) – Chhat Puja, Jalram Bapa Jayanti, Bhanu Saptami
Chhat Puja is considered as a great festival of faith. In this fast, men and women observe a 36-hour waterless fast and pray to Chhathi Maya and Suryadev for their happiness, safety and longevity of their children.
20 November 2023 (Monday) – Gopastami, Panchak begins
21 November 2023 (Tuesday) – Akshay Navami
23 November 2023 (Thursday) – Bhishma Panchak begins, Debuthani Ekadashi.
The five-month Chaturma will end on Debuthani Ekadashi. On this day God will wake up from his sleep and all auspicious works will begin.
24 November 2023 (Friday) – Tulsi Vivah, Yogeswara Dwadashi, Shukra Pradosh Vrat
On this day Sri Hari Vishnu and Mother Tulsi got married in the form of Shaligram.
25 November 2023 (Saturday) – Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, Vishveshwar Vrat
There is only one day in the year, Vaikuntha Chaturdashi, when Belpatra is offered to Sri Hari and Tulsi is offered to Shiva.
26 November 2023 (Sunday) – Manikarnika Snan, Dev Diwali
On Dev Diwali, it is believed that on this day all the deities come to Manikarnika Ghat to bathe in the Ganges. This is why bathing in the Ganga on this day gives nectar. Lamps are lit at the ghat in the evening. Lamps are donated to the river.
27 November 2023 (Monday) – Kartik Purnima, Pushkar Snan, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Kartik month ends.
Sri Guru Nanak Ji’s birthday is also celebrated on Kartika Purnima day. It is also called Guru Nanak Ji’s birth anniversary or Gurupurab. Sikhism was founded by Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
30 November 2023 (Thursday) – Ganadeep Sankashti Chaturthi (Margashirsha month)
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