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Karthik Masa is reckoned as a promising month for the Hindus. It commences on the very day after Diwali, which also indicates the commencement of winters. Karthik Masa starts on the 8th month of each year, as soon as the sun enters into the Scorpion sign. As per the Gregorian calendar, Karthik Masa falls in the month of November. There are a number of customs and rituals that need to be followed throughout this month.