Any person who performs bathing in the month of Karttika, remaining awake, offering lamps, giving charity or planting and transplanting tulasi, he achieves the same form as Lord Sri Visnu.
Any person in the month of Karttika, who eats on the leaf plate of palasa, the remnants of the lord, becomes free from all sins and achieves liberation. Besides brahmanas (twice born persons), others are not advised to eat from this leaf because this leaf is said to be the leaf of the supreme lord.
After giving up all varieties of religious functions, one should follow karttika fast and listen to the narrations of Lord Sri Hari before his deity form.
Whatever one usually eats, if he gives up some of the ingredients of it in the month of karttika, then he achieves the same auspicious form as Lord Sri Krishna undoubtedly.