Damodara Kartik Masa Oct 13 - Nov 12
Karthik Masa or Damodar month is beginning from 13 Oct. Please read the glories of this month and take time to offer lamp to Krishna in this auspicious month. We will be offering lamps to the lord every evening from 7 pm to 7:30 pm everyday till Nov 12, which is the last day of the Damodar month.
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. It is a way that 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 pastimes of Krishna, which occurred during the Kartik month.
Many festivals related to Krishna’s or His devotees pastimes occur during this month: Diwali, Govardhana Puja and the disappearance festival of Prabhupada.