Kartika, aka: Kārtika; 3 Definition(s)
Kartika means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Ayurveda (science of life)
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”.Source: Wisdom Library: Raj Nighantu
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.
Languages of India and abroad
kārtika (कार्तिक).—m The 8th Hindu month.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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.
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) Mbh. on P.II. 3.28.Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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.
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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 3 - The Importance of Offering a Lamp to Viṣṇu < [Section 4 - Brahma-khaṇḍa (Section on Brahman)]
Chapter 21 - Restrictions While Observing the Kārtika Vow < [Section 4 - Brahma-khaṇḍa (Section on Brahman)]
Chapter 20 - The Greatness of the Worship of Rādhā-Dāmodara < [Section 4 - Brahma-khaṇḍa (Section on Brahman)]
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 Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 4 - On the greatness of the Rudrākṣam < [Book 11]
The Shiva Purana (by J. L. Shastri)
Chapter 16 - Different modes of worship of clay idols and their results < [Section 1 - Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā]