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Karthigai Deepam


It is celebration every month
festivals being found
all through the year,
marks the schedule
of Hindu religion.

Some are elaborate,
others modest, the main
reason is to honour
God and thank him
for His generosity.

The famous temples
see large crowd in queue
while others not well known
witness very few
attendees.

The chanting of mantras
follows the ceremony where milk,
curd, sandal,fruit juice,
honey are poured on the deity.
A ritual to please Gods.

This month it is karthigai
where oil lamps are lit,
the Gods come in a procession
adorned in silk decked
with ornaments,

The day being special
when Lord karthigeya
nurtured by six sisters
comes out of the pond
with six faces.

Crushed and packed charcoal
packed in coconut shells tied together
with ropes act as crackers
Strongly believed to destroy
the evil and bad thoughts.

Each festival has a distinctive
feature, when people gather,
pray to God in different ways.
Could be that you are getting closer
to God day by day,

Thiruvannamalai Karthigai Deepam