Karthigai Deepam is celebrated on November 17, 2013 (Sunday). Thiruvannamalai Maha Deepam will be lit at the top of 2668 ft holy mountain on this day
Thiruvannamalai Maha Deepam:
In Tiruvannamalai Maha deepam will be lit at around 6 pm using nearly 3500 kgs of Ghee. The MahaDeepam will be visible around in a radius of 35 km.
Sri Arthanareeshwara will bless devotees on this day. The whole Mountain is Shiva Linga. Lakhs of devotees will perform 16 km Girivalam (circumambulation of the holy mountain).
Bharani Deepam will be lit at early morning in the Temple. The timings of Kiruthikai Natchathiram is from around 12.10 pm (Nov 17th afternoon) to 1.30 pm (Nov 18th afternoon)
In Thiruparangundram, Swamimalai - Lord Muruga Pattabhishekam will be held during Karthigai Deepam
Special Abhishekam, Alankaram, Deeparadhanai will be done to Lord Muruga in all temples. Chokapaanai will be lit in the evening and Karthigai Deepam will be celebrated in a grand manner.
In Tamil Nadu, all Temples, Houses, shops, ponds, mountains will be decorated with traditional lamps.
Generally on all Krithigai Nakshatra, special Pujas will be done to Lord Muruga. Krithikai Nakshathram in Kaarthigai month (Nov-Dec) comes in Pournami (Full Moon Day).
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Next Year Karthigai Deepam: In 2015, Karthigai Deepam is on December 5, 2014 (Friday)