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Kartik Purnima

    By the full moon day of Kartik (around November), Kartik Purnima/Poornima, the monks, and nuns start to wander or undertake vihar further after having stayed at one place for the rainy period of Chaturmas. On the Kartik Purnima day, the monks are taken out of the town in a procession and a few people even accompany the monks to the next town or village. The community starts eating green vegetables which are not done during the rainy season. On this day many people start on a pilgrimage to Palitana. In many temples, a stone panel or cloth painting of Palitana is displayed and those who cannot undertake the pilgrimage to Palitana go and worship the panel in a temple.

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