Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2015


Deepam Festival 2015

Karthigai Deepam Festival 2015, festivals are celebrated at  in Tiruvannamalai throughout the year. Among them Karthigai Deepam is the most significant festival that is celebrated with pomp and gaiety atArunachaleswarar temple.In this year Karthikai Deepam falls on 25th November,2015 .This Karthigai Deepam is celebrated as a ten day festival and it widely known as Karthigai Brahmotsavam.
The first day (16.11.2015) – Karthika Deepam festival begins with the hosting of the flag signifying the commencement of the festival also known as Dwajaroghanam. In the morning and night Lord Arunachaleswarar will be taken out on the silver vahana for procession. The Panchamurthis(Panchamurthigal) are also taken out in the procession. The Panchamurthigal are Lord Ganapathi, Lord Murugan, Lord Sandeswarar, Lord Arunachaleswarar and Goddess Parvathi.These processions are carried out on different vahanas after the Deeparadhana is done at the kalyana mandapam.
The second day (17.11.2015) – Karthigai Deepam festival commences with the Lord Panchamurthigal coming on Indira Vimanam the chariot of Lord Indira.
The third day (18.11.2015) – Karthigai Deepam festival the ceremony begins at night with the Lord Panchamurthigal coming in procession majestically on the Simha vahana, the chariot of lion.
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