Kartika Purnima is a Hindu, Sikh and Jain social celebration, celebrated on the Purnima (full moon) day or the fifteenth lunar day of Kartik (November– December). It is otherwise called Tripuri Purnima and Tripurari Purnima. It is some of the time called Deva-Diwali or Deva-Deepawali – the celebration of lights of the divine beings. Karthikai Deepam is a related celebration celebrated in South India and Sri Lanka on an alternate date.
Tripuri Purnima or Tripurari Purnima gets its name from Tripurari – the enemy of the evil spirit Tripurasura. In a few legends of Kartik Purnima, the term is utilized to mean the three evil presence children of Tārakāsura. Tripurari is an appellation of god Shiva. Shiva in his shape as Tripurantaka (“Killer of Tripurasura”) killed Tripurasura on this day. Tripurasura had vanquished the entire world and crushed the divine beings and furthermore made three urban areas in space, together called “Tripura”. The killing of the demon(s) and devastation of his/their urban areas with a solitary bolt – by Shiva excited the divine beings and they proclaimed the day as a celebration of enlightenments. This day is additionally called “Dev-Diwali”— the Diwali of the divine beings. Diwali is the Hindu celebration of lights.
Kartik Purnima is likewise the birthday of Matsya, god Vishnu’s fish-manifestation (symbol). It is likewise the birthday of Vrinda, the exemplification of the Tulsi plant and of Kartikeya, the divine force of war and child of Shiva. This day likewise is viewed as uncommon for Radha, the admirer of Krishna – Vishnu’s manifestation. It is trusted that Krishna and Radha moved rasa and Krishna loved Radha on this day. This day is additionally devoted to the pitrs, dead progenitors.
Underhill trusts that the roots of this celebration may lie in antiquated occasions, when a forfeit called Shakamedhah was performed to achieve triumph over adversaries.
The celebration has significantly more essentialness when the day falls in the nakshatra (lunar house) Krittika and is then called Maha Kartik. The nakshatra is Bharani, the outcomes are expressed to be uncommon. On the off chance that it is Rohini nakshatra, the productive outcomes are even significantly more. Any generous follow up on this day should convey advantages and favors equivalent to the performing of ten yajnas (penances).