Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thiru Karthigai - Festival of Lamps!

Sparkling rows of agal vilakkus (oil lit lamps) on the stairs :) ..

Our colorful kolam for Thiru Karthigai..

Kolam with deepam..

Karthikai Deepam is a festival of lights celebrated by Tamil Hindus on the full moon day of Karthikai month. The lighted lamp is considered an auspicious symbol. It is believed to ward off evil forces and usher in prosperity and joy. This festival is also celebrated to commemorate the bonding between brothers and sisters in south India. Sisters pray for the prosperity and success of their brothers and light lamps to mark the occasion.Karthigai festival in Tiruvannamalai hills is very famous. On Karthigai day, a huge fire lamp is lit up on the hill, visible for several kilometers around the hill.


Nithya said...

Lovely looking kolam :) and nice pics :)

g.aruljothiKarikalan said...

nice one...

viji said...

i am visiting first time here.
very nice.
I like it

Vidhya Ganesan said...

Thanks for stopping by Viji! Visit often..