Karthigai Deepam is also known as Karthikai Deepam. This is a traditional festival of Tamil Nadu which is
celebrated from ancient times according to Indian history. This is also celebrated in Kerala, and Andhra
Pradesh. This festival is a symbol of lighting.
When to celebrate?
This festival is celebrated on the day when there is a full moon day in the
Tamil month of the Indian Calendar. The festival begins in Tamil on the day of Diwali and it
for almost one month. It is also a known fact according to the Gregorian calendar, that it is held
Karthikai Deepam is on December 6, 2022, on Tuesday.
Timing of Karthigai Deepam
December 06, 2022, 6:58 a.m.
December 06 2022 5:36 p.m.
Karthigai Nakshatram Starts
December 06 2022 8:38 a.m.
Karthigai Nakshatram Ends
December 07 2022 10:25 a.m.
There are the timings of the beginning and end of the Karthigai Deepam festival.
Story of Karthigai Deepam
The story of the Tamilian festival Karthigai Deepam is usually associated with Lord
Brahma and Lord Vishnu.
Once, both Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu had an argument with each other regarding
their predominance concerning their power and strength.
Both of them were upset with each other and decided to compete with each other
to find who is more powerful and who has more strength.
Then Lord Brahma takes the form of roam, and Lord Vishnu forms a boar.
After a huge time of competing, finally Lord Shiva comes back into his original
form when they find none of them is winning.
They finally point up the eternity and distance of God which is beyond every
Then Lord Muruga took the form of six flames that came out from the eyes of Lord
Then these six films in the form of 6 babies enter a lake known as Saravana
On this day, these water nymphs were built up by the Goddess Parvati.
From that day this day is celebrated as Karthigai Deepam in which people worship
as this is a traditional festival in Tamil Nadu and Kerala so the people should clean their
houses properly. They should do proper dusting and vacuuming of the house. Special attention
to cleaning should be done in the guest room of the drawing room where your guest would stay
so that they feel a clear environment. And the front doors and windows should be properly
clean so that your lamps will be more attractive.
Creatively Decorate The Home
everyone must decorate their home in very different ways such as hanging the idol on the
walls. Also, hang colourful flowers on the ceilings and the walls to add more colour.
They must also light up colourful candles throughout the whole house. Some people also
decorate their rooms with balloons and lights that stop
Rangolis at the doorstep for welcoming the Goddess Lakshmi
Rangoli is also called kolams. People also make rangoli for decorating their homes.
Rangoli is made with rice powder and food colour is added to the rice powder for
changing the colour of the rangoli. and a few drops of water in the rangoli powder to
make a paste before spreading the Powder to the ground this would make your Rangoli
long-lasting or stay for the whole day.
There are different designer stencils also available in the market through which we can
design different patterns of Rangoli.
Light clay lamps outside the home around your rangolis
light different colourful lamps around your rangoli to make the rangoli look more
beautiful. These are placed at the border of the design. This also enhances the look of
Rangoli. They must ensure that they must light the clay lamps around a Rangoli so that
they should not easily blow away or fall.
Light candles and lamps in the whole house
lighting candles and lamps in the whole house would create a different look for your
house because it enhances the decor of the house. Place the lamps and candles in each
wall pillar, and window of your house and also lamps in your puja room also. Hindi songs
brighten your house because lamps are meant to serve as a reminder in the holidays that
good things will overcome the evils.
Exchange gifts with friends and families
on the festival day people exchange gives with their friends and families to make their
bond stronger. In this way, you also part-time for your friends and families. Enjoy with
your companions by eating your favourite meals, playing games etc. Children are gifted
with firecrackers and sweets which they can enjoy.
Everyone must wish the festival to their family even if they are far away from them, try
to make a call and give them warm wishes.
Wear new clothes and shoes at the festival
Everyone should wear new clothes on the festival day. Women mostly wear new dresses and
jewellery and look differently at the festival. On the other hand, men wear new pants
and shirts with a new pair of shoes also for changing their routine get up with the
festival get-ups look.
There are no rules regarding the traditional dress code for the festival but the people
worst buy new dresses for this .festival which is an extension of Diwali festivals of
Visit Tiruvannamalai hill to see a wonderful view of lighting
every person must go and visit Tiruvannamalai hill to see the wonderful view of lighting
which is viewed several kilometres back also. The whole hill is lit with a lamp which is
visible to anyone living in the area. Must also plan to visit the 10th day of the
festival to see the lighting of the beautiful hill. The lighting starts almost around
5:00 p.m. and approximately 1 million people are attending the festival.
Also, have a look at the decor and lighting of the town
there is a very happy environment on this festival day. People must also have a look at
the decorations and lighting of the towns because everyone decorates their house in a
very different way on this occasion you can also see people dancing and singing
throughout the town and you can watch them by passing out from the town and you can also
join them enjoy the pleasures of the festival.
Meditate with the family for success
meditation is also a necessary part of the festival. Some People also perform fasting on
this day to get blessings from Lord Muruga. Even must Worship the Lord and keep in mind
their relatives and close friends and also pray for their prosperity, pleasures and
happiness in their life. This would show your selflessness regarding others. People pray
for their happiness good health success prosperity safety etc.
People must also teach their children how to pray for their family cousins and friends
for their well-being. This would also generate love in the heart of children towards
their family, friends and cousins.
if someone has a conflict with family, friends, or relatives then this is the day on
which they can again join hands and forget all the mistakes of the past. On this day,
people can start a new beginning with their friends, and relatives after sorting out
their previous issues.