Kartika, Kārtika: 4 definitions
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Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
Kārtika (कार्तिक) is the second month of the “autumn season” (śarada) in the traditional Indian calendar, according to the second chapter (dharaṇyādi-varga) of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu (an Ayurvedic encyclopedia). The physician (bhiṣaj) should pay attention to the seasonal (ṛtu) factor in the use of medicinal drugs. Accordingly, “the bulbous roots in winter season (viz., Kārtika), other roots in cold season and flowers during spring season are supposed to contain better properties. The new leaves or shoots in summer and the drugs, which grow in mud, like Lotus etc., should be used in autumn season”.
Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition
Kārtika (कार्तिक), corresponding to “October-November”, refers to one of the months (māsa) in the Vedic calendar.—There are twelve months in a Vedic lunar calendar, and approximately every three years, there is a thirteenth month. Each month has a predominating deity and approximately corresponds with the solar christian months. [...] In accordance with the month of the year, one would utter the Vedic month, for example, kārtika-māsi.
The presiding deity of Kārtika is Dāmodara.
Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
kārtika (कार्तिक).—m The 8th Hindu month.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Kārtika (कार्तिक).—a. (-kī f.) [कृत्तिका-अण् (kṛttikā-aṇ)] Belonging to the month of Kārtika; कार्तिकीषु सवितानहर्म्यभाक् (kārtikīṣu savitānaharmyabhāk) R.19.39.
-kaḥ 1 Name of the month in which the full moon is near the कृत्तिका (kṛttikā) or Pleiades (corresponding to OctoberNovember).
2) An epithet of Skanda.
-kī The full moon day in the month of Kārtika (Mar. tripurī paurṇimā). कार्तिक्याः प्रभृति आग्रहायणी मासे (kārtikyāḥ prabhṛti āgrahāyaṇī māse) Mahābhārata on P.II. 3.28.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+40): Sharad, Tamalakartika, Yamadvitiya, Sharada, Kartikotsava, Shyamapuja, Ritu, Rasayatra, Tripura, Tripuri-paurnima, Bahula, Kaumuda, Varshavrata, Maha Ekadashi, Bhatridvitiya, Vaikunthacaturdashi, Prabodhini, Bhaubija, Bhutacaturdashi, Yaksharatri.
Search found 36 books and stories containing Kartika, Kārtika; (plurals include: Kartikas, Kārtikas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXXIII - Kartika Vratas < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Chapter CXXII - The Masopavasa Vratam < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
Chapter CXXXVII - The Damanaka Tryodasi Vratas < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 117 - The Importance of Bathing in Kārtika < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 118 - Śiva Answers Kārtikeya’s Queries < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 61 - Prabodhinī Ekādaśī < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)
Part 11: Story of the horse < [Chapter VII - Śrī Munisuvratanāthacaritra]
Part 7: Padmaprabha’s initiation < [Chapter IV - Padmaprabhacaritra]
Part 9: Story of the seven ascetic-brothers < [Chapter VIII - The abandonment of Sītā]
The Brihaddharma Purana (abridged) (by Syama Charan Banerji)
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)