Sunday, December 20, 2015

Kartik Purnima

Kartik Purnima is celebrated at the full moon in the hindu month of kartik (November-December). It is also known as Tripuri Purnima or Tripurari Poornima. It is sometimes called Deva Diwali, the festivals of the Gods and the lights. Kartik Poornima is the birthday of Matsya, the first incarnation of the god Vishnu as a fish. Its also the birthday of Radha, personified by the plant of Tulsi Kartikeya.

This day is in fact particularly dear to Radha, the beloved of Krishna as it is believed that with her to dance eternally one rasa (dance) then Krishna with Radha is worshiped on this day. The height and glory of the holy month of Kartik is felt most prominently during its definition in a festival at the full moon.

The day of full moon of Kartik is known as Kartik Purnima or Deva Diwali (Divine Light) commemorates a place welcoming the god, either as Shiva or Vishnu according to tradition, in our lives by turning oil lamps as during the main Diwali festival commemorated fifteen lunar days before the welcoming the Divine Mother within our awareness. In the Shaiva tradition, Kartik Purnima, is the same Lord Diwali or Kataragama Deviyo, Sanat Kumara, Shanmukha, Skanda Kumara, Murugan or Kartikeya.

Diwali the Lord is a God of justice and its associated symbols have about ten thousand years, is celebrated as the victory of the Lord on Tripurasura, the demon of the three cities. The festival is also rightly called Tripuri Purnima. If we go beyond the banality of the story, you are not quite easy to understand that the triad cities other than anava, karma and maya, the three levels of denser matter eighth vibratory in an under-Ether.

Since the divine is beyond the triad of impurity, the god is considered the Winner on the triad. During the elevation of the light in this festival, we have a full realization of the Divine, which exists in the depths of ourselves as the Atman, who won the impurities of the triad, and who has never freed.

In Vaishnavite tradition, Kartik Purnima, the Lord Diwali celebrated as the re-emergence of the Lord from chaturmasya allegorically sleep four months. By tradition, associated with Vishnu deities are considered in their sleep during Shayani Ekadashi in Ashadh up Prabodhini in Kartik Ekadashi, four lunar days before Kartik Purnima. When Vishnu awoke from its slumber, its icons, again came out of the temple loneliness pardoning the world Kartik Purnima.

During the duration of this festival of light, it is realized that the Lord exists in the depths of ourselves as the Atman, and realizing it, thereby releasing the densest degree of matter. Now, one may ask why Kartik Purnima, the second festival of lights Hinduism, Diwali is the Lord's call. The reason is that the great festival of Diwali is lunar occurs 15 days before the new moon which is Diwali Devi, the Goddess' Diwali. Just going through the Goddess Diwali, you can reach the Lord Diwali.

During the main Diwali, Mahalakshmi is worshiped; while during the Deva Diwali is worshiped Mahavishnu. During the main Diwali, Mahakali is worshiped during Diwali Deva is worshiped Maheshwara. The main Diwali is dedicated to Shakti, Deva Diwali, Shiva and the realization and liberation in Deva Diwali.

During the main Diwali, the Tirthankara Mahavira reaches the realization; during Deva Diwali, Mahavira attained liberation. The main Diwali is dedicated to the liberation of the chains (Bandi Chhod).

It is no coincidence that the plant Tulsi (Basil) symbolizes the goddess of medicine or universal because shaman can also mitigate the effects of the sting of a scorpion. And for this reason, the Tulsi plant is the fulcrum around which take place domestic Kartika Purnima celebrations in the Feast in the light, and the light of a new degree to the attainment of Consciousness (the Self Light).

In the Brahmanical tradition is celebrated the Divine Light called Deva-Diwali Kartik Purnima or the full moon kartik (November-December). That's why the inherited celebration in modern religions is called Hanukkah, Hanukkah or Chanukah and Channukah.

Kartik Purnima, is celebrated on the full moon in November-December. In some places we celebrate this date Dev Diwali, the festival of lights for the deity, in other places like the marriage of Tulasi Devi and Vishnu. It is also the birthday of Matsya, the Incarnation of Vishnu in the form of fish.

Vrinda (Tulsi) was married to a rĂ© of name Jalandhar demons. She very much loved deity Vishnu and how good wife prayed for her husband. The result of this prayer was that no one could touch Shiva, because the demon was wearing a necklace that has been left by Tulsi, and she being a devotee, a devotee of the Lord had the Preservation that. This protection was projected on her husband because she was a pure and above all a faithful wife, although her ​​husband was a devil.

Since no one, not even Shiva, had only power to him, Vishnu manifested itself in the form of Jalandhar and was going to visit Tulsi unconscious. Being with another man, protection for the devil vanished and Shiva killed him. Tulsi when he learned of the deception, and death of her husband, Vrinda cursed Vishnu and turned it into a black stone (Shaligram-Shila); after which he burned his body. Where falling ash then he grew the sacred basil, Tulsi. Since Vishnu gave the promise to marry in Vrinda's precedent life, we celebrate this marriage between Shaligram (Vishnu) and Tulsi (Vrinda).

The Pushkar Fair, or Pushkar Mela in Rajasthan Indian, takes place in the days of the full moon in November. This is the cattle fair, when thousands of owners of camels, goats, horses and cows, and their families, come to visit this town and start a folk Trade. The fair is held in conjunction with a religious holiday, the Kartik Purnima, always here in Pushkar, and for the occasion turns it into a place of pilgrimage.

It attracts tens of thousands of people in the largest market in India for the cattle trade, particularly of camels, which are dressed up in the most imaginative ways to be sold and bought. The festival, which lasts five days, culminating with the full moon and for the occasion, the town becomes the setting for a big party with a varied and bizarre cultural program where artists of all kinds and all the participating audience involved.

The party also assumes the value of an important religious event that attracts many Hindu faithful. Last night the pilgrims are freed from sins, poring over the holy waters of Pushkar Lake and lit thousands of candles floating, creating very suggestive atmosphere.