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karthigai Day / Krithigai Day

karthigai / Krithigai Nakshatra dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Krittika Birth Star, also read as Kruttika or Karthigai, is the third Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras.

Importance Of karthigai / Krithigai

Karthigai Deepam is mainly celebrated by Tamil Hindus. It is one of the oldest festivals celebrated by Tamil people. Houses and streets are lit up with rows of oil lamps or Deepam in the evening of the festival day.

About Karthigai Deepam:

Karthigai Deepam or Karthikai Deepam is a popular Hindu festival celebrated mainly by the Tamil speaking Hindus. The day of Karthigai Deepam is decided according to Tamil Solar Calendar. It is celebrated in the month of Karthikai when Karthigai Nakshatra prevails during Ratrimana. This is the auspicious time when Karthigai Nakshatra coincides with Pournami, in the month of Karthikai.

Karthigai Deepam at Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleshwarar Swamy temple:

Karthigai Deepam celebration at Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleshwarar Swamy temple, popularly known as Karthikai Brahmotsavam, is the most significant celebration. Here the Karthigai Deepam festivity continues for 10 days. To begin the celebration, Dwajarohanam is performed on the day when Uthiraadam Nakshatra prevails at sunrise. Generally, Uthiraadam Nakshatra prevails 10 days before the main Karthigai Deepam day.

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