Kartika Poornima is a Hindu, Jain and Sikh holy event, rejoiced on the Purnima day or the fifteenth lunar day of Kartika (November–December). It is also identified as Tripuri Poornima and Tripurari Poornima.
Kartik poornima is also the birthday of Matsya, god Vishnu’s fish-embodiment. It is also the birthday of Vrinda, the representation of the Tulsi plant and of Kartikeya, the god of battle and son of Shiva. This day also is believed extraordinary for Radha, the special friend of Krishna – Vishnu’s personification. It is understood that Krishna and Radha danced rasa and Krishna reverenced Radha on this day.
Everywhere in India celebrate this Kartik Poornima in different styles and cultures. In Cuttack, Odisha it’s celebrate as Bali Yatra. Nabadwip and Santipur of West Bengal celebrate as Rasaleela of Shri Krishna and Radha.
Other than Hindu’s Kartika Poornima also celebrate by some by religious people like Jain and Sikh. Kartik Poornima is a significant spiritual day for Jains who rejoice it by visiting Palitana a Jain pilgrimage place. For Sikhs, the day of Kartik Poornima is extremely propitious, as it corresponds with their celebration of Guru Nanak Jayanti (Gurpurab). The initiator of their religion, Guru Nanak was born on the day of Kartik Poornima.