The month of November is going to be start in two days. This month is full of festivals. According to the astrologer, Karva Chauth will mark the beginning of the month. Karva Chauth will be observed on November 1, 2023, this year. On this day, Sankashti Chaturthi will also be observed.
The list of festivals to be fall in November this year, includes Diwali, Chhath Puja, Devprabodhini Ekadashi and Baikunth Chaturdashi etc. The date-wise festivals to be held this month is provided below.
List of Festivals in November
Wednesday, November 1: Karva Chauth
Friday, November 3: Skanda Shashthi fast
Sunday, November 5: Pushya Nakshatra, Ahoi Ashtami Vrat
Thursday, November 9: Rama Ekadashi fast, Govatsa Dwadashi
Friday, November 10: Dhanteras, Yam Deepdan
Saturday, November 11: Roop Chaturdashi, Chhoti Diwali
Sunday, November 12: Diwali, Kedar Gauri Vrat
Monday, November 13: Somvati Amavasya
Tuesday, November 14: Govardhan Puja, Annakoot
Wednesday, November 15: Bhai Dooj
Friday, November 17: Nahay Khay and Vinayaki Chaturthi fast
Saturday, November 18: Kharna
Sunday, November 19: Chhath (First Day)
Monday, November 20: Chhath (second day), Gopashtami
Tuesday, November 21: Akshay Navami, Amla Navami
Wednesday, November 23: Devuthani Ekadashi
Friday, November 24: Pradosh fast, Chaturmas ends
Sunday, November 26: Baikunth Chaturdashi
Monday, November 27: Kartik Purnima
Thursday, November 30: Ganesh Chaturthi fast
Karva Chauth fast
The Hindu calendar states that the Karva Chauth fast is held annually on the Chaturthi date of Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik. Kartik Sankashti Chaturthi occurs on that day, which is called Vakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi. On the day of Karva Chauth, married women and marriageable girls observe Nirjala fast for the long life of their spouse and happy married life. In this fast it is necessary to worship the Moon and offer Arghya.
According to the Vedic calendar, this time the Chaturthi date of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month is starting from 9:30 pm on Tuesday, October 31. This date will end on Wednesday, November 1 at 9:19 pm. Karva Chauth fast will be observed on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, on the basis of Udayatithi and moonrise of Chaturthi.
Diwali is usually celebrated for five days. During this period the festivals of Dhanteras, Roop Chaturdashi, Diwali, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj are celebrated. This time Diwali will be celebrated on Sunday, November 12. At the same time, Amavasya Tithi will remain till 2:57 pm the next day. For this reason, Somvati Amavasya will not be celebrated on this day, but Govardhan Puja. In this way the festival of Diwali will be celebrated for six days.
On the day of Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped with devotion and dedication. It is believed that on this day the goddess of wealth comes to earth and bestows happiness and prosperity on her devotees.
The great festival of Chhath starts from the Chaturthi date of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. Bathing is done on this day. Offering Kharna on Panchami, Arghya to the setting sun on Shashthi, and water to the rising sun on Saptami marks the end of the fast.
Suryadev and Chhathi Maiya are worshipped on this day. Chhath Puja will take place this year on November 17 and run through November 20, 2023. Children who fast during Chhath Puja and worship Chhathi Maiya and the Sun God, never face troubles.