The Holy Month of Kartik: Thursday, October 5 - Friday, November 3
Every day you will have the opportunity to offer ghee lamps at the temple at 7:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Sundays.
During the month of Damodar, or Kārttika (October/November), rewards for service to Krishna are greater than at any other time of year.
The Padma Purana describes the month of Kartik as Krishna’s favorite month. Devotional activities performed during this holy month are rewarded with greater spiritual results than usual so devotees often take vows to increase their spiritual practices or to simplify their material needs for the entire month. That way they can remember Krishna more and increase their service to Him.
The Padma Purana further recommends the daily offering of a ghee lamp to Krishna during Kartik so in ISKCON temples around the world devotees offer ghee lamps to Krishna either in the morning or evening while singing the Damodaraska prayers. These beautiful verses taught to the devotees by Srila Prabhupada glorify the Damodar pastime of Krishna which occurred during the Kartik month.