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Karthigai Deepam: Festival dedicated to the worship of Lord Murugan

Karthigai Deepam 2020
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Karthigai Deepam 2020: In Tamil Nadu, the famous Karthigai Deepam festival is being celebrated today. Most houses in Tamil Nadu will be lit up with diya’s this evening. This festivals celebrate the triumph of light over darkness.

This Festival is dedicated to the worship of Lord Murugan also known as Kartikeya, is the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. It is believed that he was born out of Lord Shiva’s third eye. He had six faces, and each avatar had a different meaning and purpose.

All you need to know about Karthigai Deepam

  • In Tamil Nadu, the famous Kartikai Deepam festival is being celebrated today. In the famous Thiruvannamalai Sri Arunachaleswarar temple, the Bharani dweep was lit up early this morning.
  • The festival is dedicated to the worship of Lord Murugan. The folks lighten up earthen oil lamps in the house. 
  • In the night, the Maha Dweep will be lit up after pujas at the summit of the mountain in a copper urn with ghee and wicks of cotton threads.
  • The day coincides with Poornima or the full moon night in the Tamil month of Karthigai. On this day, the Karthigai Nakshatram prevails.
  • Due to pandemic, devotees from other places have been barred entry though the major events are being live streamed and telecast. The famous temple at Tiruvannamalai is in honour of the five elements.
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