(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2011, Melbourne, Australia, Lecture)
In Kartik, we will try for pure devotional service. In this month, one can take vows to perform some special service because this month is the month of Srimati Radharani who especially notices the service that we render. When she recommends us to Krsna, then Krsna will also be inclined towards us and she is very compassionate and soft-hearted. Therefore, this month is especially a very favourable time to try and attract mercy!