Kartik Purnima 2017: Thousands of Hindu devotees took a holy dip in the river Ganga on the occasion of ‘Kartik Purnima’. Pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan travelled miles to be part of the festivities in Haridwar. In Varanasi as well, many devotees took holy dip in the river Ganga. Devotees offered water to the Sun god and gave alms to beggars and the needy. They prayed to Lord Vishnu as this day is devoted to him. Kartik Purnima falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month – Kartik – of the Hindu calendar which will be celebrated on November 4 this year. Kartik Purnima commemorates the day, Kartikeya, Lord Shiva’s son and god of war, was born.
Here are some images of Kartik Purnima celebration across India: