Celebrating Kartik – October 31 to November 30

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Let us try to bind Krishna within our heart with love

Kartik, or the auspicious month of Damodara is when we glorify the pastime of Lord Krishna stealing butter and consequently being bound with ropes by Mother Yashoda. This month is considered the best of months and is most auspicious for spiritual advancement. Devotional activities performed during this holy month are rewarded with greater spiritual results.
In the Skanda Purana it is stated: “As Satya-yuga is the best of yugas, as the Vedas are the best of scriptures, as Ganga is the best of rivers, so Kartik is the best of months, the most dear to Lord Krishna”.
Devotees often take vows to increase their spiritual practices or to simplify their material needs for the entire month. It is a way that we remember Krishna more and increase our service to Him.
To share the spirit of Kartik, devotees will be enthusiastically taking Lord Krishna to many homes during this month. By offering a lamp during the month of Kartik one burns away a collection of sins as big as Mount Meru.