Kartak Purnima is an important festival of the Jains
. This festival is observed during the month of Kartak (October-November), following the Diwali
festival of the Hindus
. It is considered very auspicious to undertake a pilgrimage on this day. All the places, considered sacred by the Jains, witness a heavy influx of devotees during the auspicious event.
[Source http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/jainism/holydays/index.shtml(131) 17-June-2005]