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Karthikai Deepam also known as Bharani Deepam is the most popular festival of Thiruvannamalai.
The deepam festival is not confined to the temple, but involves the whole town.
When Muruganar asked Bhagavan Ramana about the significance of the Karthikai Deepam festival, Bhagavan composed a stanza of four lines in which he says, “The true significance of the Karthikai Deepam festival is that it turns the intel-lect inwards and having fixed it in the Heart merges it with the indweller of the Heart”.
www.kytemple.org /karthi.html   (426 words)

 Festivals of November and December
Karthikai (November-December), which takes its name from the Karthikai star falling on its full moon day, is favored for worship of both Shiva and Muruga.
Karthikai is the month set apart for worship of Shiva in his embodiment of light.
Because of the confluence of Karthikai star and full moon day in this month, it is favored for worship of Muruga who, born in a spark from Shiva’s jnanagni, was brought up by Kruthika maidens.
www.bhattar.com /html/nov_dec.html   (1162 words)

 India Spiritual
Karthikai Deepam, the festival of lights, basically a Tamil festival is celebrated throughout Tamil Nadu during the month of Karthikai (November-December).
The Karthikai Deepam commemorates the appearance of the Lord as a jothi sthambam, an infinite pillar of light at Arunachala.
"The true significance of the Karthikai Deepam festival is that it turns the intel-lect inwards and having fixed it in the Heart merges it with the indweller of the Heart".
in.geocities.com /indiaspiritual/blogs/arc20041017.html   (1250 words)

 Karthikai Deepam Festivities - Sree Uttara Swami Malai - New Delhi
Deepam will be lit daily and placed in and around the temple on the hillock.
Devotees may contribute for one deepam for each of their family members or one deepam daily or a fixed number of deepams on fixed day/days.
The Tiru Karthikai Deepam festivities were conducted and performed in attendance of hundreds of devotees on Wednesday, 20th November, 2002.
www.malaimandir.org /karthikai2k2.html   (243 words)

 deepam at arunachala
In the other ancient Tamil literature of the Sangam period, the Karthikai Deepam festival is described vividly.
Yet the charm and beauty of the Deepam festival will remain the same as it was hundreds of years ago.
The significance of Bharani Deepam is that the universal Lord manifests as the five elements and during the evening He again becomes the One Entity and shines as tejolinga when the deepam is lit atop the Hill.
www.poonja.com /deepam.htm   (3249 words)

 Hindu Way of Life!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Karthikai Deepam day commemorates the appearance of the Lord as a jothi sthambam, an infinite pillar of light at Arunachala.
While the lighted lamp is important for all Hindu rituals and festivals, it is indispensable for Karthikai.
There was a demon who had, by severe austerities, obtained the boon that he could be invincible and immortal so long as the three forts in which he had entrenched himself were not demolished at one stroke.
mailerindia.com /hindu/veda/index.php?karhikai   (1344 words)

 Tamilnadu india, tamilnadu tours, tamilnadu fairs, tamilnadu festivals, fairs & festivals in tamilnadu, tour and hotels ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Kartikai Deepam marks the conclusion of the 10 day long festival in the Tamil month of Kartikai (Scorpio), a festival that is marked by grand processions in which images of Annamalaiyaar and Unnamulaiyaal are taken out on decorated mounts, through the processional streets of Tiruvannamalai.
Hundreds of thousands gather to celebrated Kartikai Deepam, where a huge lamp is lit on top of the Tiruvannamalai hill, symbolifying Shiva's appearance as a huge column of light, whose origins Bhramma and Vishnu were unable to trace.
This article is a collection of images from the Kartikai Deepam festival of November 1997.
www.indiantravelinfo.com /tamilnadu/fairsandfestivals.html   (566 words)

 Twinkling lamps and tiny elephants - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
‘Karthikai’ or Vishnu-deepam is the festival of lamps, which falls in the month of November/ December, on the full moon day i.e.
The second day is celebrated as mari karthikai, the festival of the elephant calf.
On the third day, four types of rice preparations (ksheeranna or sweet pongal, curd rice, puliogare and kadambam/ bisibelebhath) are prepared.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/Nov29/liv10.asp   (521 words)

 Karthikai deepam - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Karthikai deepam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Karthikai deepam - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Karthikai deepam.
Here you will find more informations about Karthikai deepam.
The orginal Karthikai deepam article can be editet
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Karthikai-deepam.html   (126 words)

 Festivals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
In Karnarpadu, the poet in one of the stanzas, describes hoe in the Tamil month of Karthikai during the time of the Krithika star, the lamps lit by the people blossomed on earth, bringing rain in its wake.
In another Sangam work, Pazhamozhi, in stanzas ending in proverbs,one stanza ends with this phrase, "like the beacon on the Hill." This is a clear reference to the beacon lit on the holy Hill of Arunachala.
The deepam burns for seven, nine, eleven or thirteen days and at about six every evening it flares up and burns through out the night.
www.tiruvannamalai.net /festi.htm   (418 words)

 Swami Lakshman Joo Raina - Part 3
The festival of Deepam, celebrated 20 days after Deepavali, is the most important festival of Thiruvannamalai.
Recently, I was fortunate to visit the temple during Karthikai Deepam.
In the morning, we witnessed the special puja associated with the Deepam festival inside the sanctum of the temple.
www.chennaionline.com /columns/DownMemoryLane/diary181.asp   (1120 words)

 Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple
Vatsyayana, said to belong to a period prior to 400 AD, refers to Deepavali as Yaksharatri in a work of his, notes that since it is observed on Karthikai amavasya it is also known as Sukharatri, and mentions that it is the concluding day of the year.
The legend has also the import that God can be realized only through love, not with conceit; also, it is only through goodness or satvika the Lord's grace is realized, not with an upward gaze, which is rajasa, nor with a downward look, which is tamasa.
In Karthikai (November-December) krishna paksha, the ekadasi is Rama; in sukla paksha it is Prabodhini.
www.sriveeramakaliamman.com /festivals.htm   (19208 words)

 Thalai Deepavali
The newly-wed are invited for the first Deepavali and are provided 'Seer,' a part of the dowry, as per the custom.
During the first year after marriage, the girls are also given 'Thalai Karthikai' as a gift.
The celebrations include a visit to the temple, gifts of clothes and jewelery, gorging on sweets and receiving blessings of elders.
www.diwalifestival.org /thalai-deepavali.html   (249 words)

On the days of Pooram in this month, the ceremony of hoisting and swinging Meenakshi Amman would be performed.
Deepam (lights) festival would be conducted for ten days during this month.
Swamy would be taken ou in procession along the Aadi streets.
www.maduraimeenakshi.org /festivals.php   (1163 words)

 All things considered :: Karthikai Deepam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Karthikai Deepam is the festival of lights for the south indians celebrated on a full moon day in the month of Karithikai.
The mountain in Thiruvannamalai is litted brightly with thousands of small deepams.
This festival is hence also called Annamalai Deepam.
bharath.blog.com /69903   (132 words)

 News - Calendar
Because Muruga appeared to the saint on that Rock, it is said that He left His footprint there.
Kartikai Deepam is the festival that celebrates the victory of Light over darkness.
Then a procession goes to the Rock singing bhajans and brings a deepam or bowl of fire to the top of the Rock.
www.sripremananda.org /english/e5_news/e5b_calendar_home.htm   (2056 words)

Acording to legends, Shiva appeared as a column of fire on Arunachala Hills in Tiruvannamalai, creating the original symbol of the lingam.
In November/December on full moon, the KarthiKai Deepam Festival is celebrated.
A huge fire is lit into a container of 2000 litres of ghee, and the fire blazes from top of the Arunachala hills for several days.
www.indyahills.com /tn/triuvannamalai..html   (591 words)

 The Hindu : AIR live programme on 'Karthikai Deepam'
The Pondicherry station of the All India Radio will broadcast a live running commentary of the `Karthikai Deepam' festival from the precincts of Sri Arunachaleswarar temple at Tiruvannamalai for forty minutes from 5.30 p.m.
Nalini Sarangan and Dr. Nagappa Nachiappan would present the commentary and the programme would be relayed by all AIR stations of Tamil Nadu and Karaikal.
Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/2001/11/28/stories/04284056.htm   (106 words)

 Festivals en Vieringen in 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Omdat Muruga op die rots verscheen aan de heilige, wordt gezegd dat hij zijn voetafdruk daar gelaten heeft.
Kartikai Deepam is het feest dat de viering van de overwinning van het Licht op de duisternis viert.
Dit herinnert er ons aan onze onzuiverheden in het vuur van Zelfkennis te verbranden.
www.sripremananda.org /Nederlands/Kalender2005.html   (2068 words)

 Yogi Ramsuratkumar as seen by Dr. Venkatasubramaniam
Tiruvannamalai, the holy place, held in reverential awe from time immemorial, has been a great center of devotion attracting savants from far and near.
The great Festival of Lights known as "Annamalai Deepam" draws devotees from all over the world.
Tiruvannamalai has the "Karthikai Deepam" once a year, but at Agrahara Collai, (NO.1833/1, Chengam Road, Tiruvannamalai), even today sits the Yogi for ever "the Ball of Fire" as I would call Him, even after he left his mortal frame.
pages.intnet.mu /ramsurat/Temoignages/English/Venkatas2.html   (1350 words)

 November27.net - maveerar naal (heroes day)
If you wish to see the memorial WITHOUT lighting a deepam (candle), please click HERE
To commemorate these fighters together, the LTTE has decided to declare November 27, the remembrance day of Lt. Shankar (the first LTTE fighter to die), as Maveerar (Heroes) day and to celebrate that day annually as a rising day.
Here you can light a deepam (candle) in memory of all those who perished and in the hope for a more just and tolerant future.
www.november27.net   (326 words)

Yes and no. (Yes) because there's no religious merit or reason behind hindus celebrating Christ's birth (unless you seriously believe Christ was an avatar of Vishnu or something); and (no) it's not pointless, because having fun in life is NEVER pointless!!
Hindus (esp. south indian hindus) have a special holiday in december called Karthikai deepam-->It's a celebration for the lord Karthik/Muruga/Subramanya (the much regarded, and easily forgotten second son of Shiva and Parvati) and is for the blessing of your siblings and peers.
It's passed this year (it usually comes early in december), but my mom always thinks of Karthikai deepam whenever we put up Christmas lights on our house--she thinks it representative of the Indian celebration.
jesus.beliefnet.com /boards/message_list.asp?pageID=4&discussionID=312371&messages_per_page=4   (632 words)

 WELCOME - www.jainsamaj.org
Samaya as we know is a point of view subjected to four dimensions of substance, place, time and state of existence.
Kartigai Deepam and connection between Lord Neminatha and Tiruannamalai: Imagine a hill figuratively and literally taller than Tirumalai, what would you name it?
In another Sangam work, Pazhamozhi, in stanzas ending in proverbs, one stanza ends with this phrase, "like the beacon on the Hill." Thus, all the Jain sources refer this festival.
jainsamaj.org /literature/karti-191103.htm   (1454 words)

 FilmTotaal.nl - [Juggernaut]
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Het wagenfeest Karthikai Deepam is een van de belangrijkste hindoe´stische feesten van het jaar.
In Thiruvannamalai, in het zuiden van India, stromen jaarlijks vele duizenden gelovigen toe om deel te nemen aan de vele ceremonies op straat en rond de tempels, en om offers te brengen aan de god Shiva.
www.filmtotaal.nl /module.php?section=filmDB&movieID=9205   (75 words)

 2ØØ2 Karthigai Deepam Festival at Arunachala - Sri Bhairava Vijayam - Eight Special Girivalam Days -- AUMzine ...
The eight days from Nov/12/2ØØ2 to Nov/19/2ØØ2 (both inclusive) are special girivalam days during the 2ØØ2 Karthigai Deepam festival at Arunachala in this Chitrabaanu year.
For more details about Arunachala and girivalam, click here.
However, any one can link to this site and search engines are welcome to index it.
www.agasthiar.org /AUMzine/0016-deepam2002.htm   (441 words)

 Encyclopedia: Mumbai City
Western Culture refers to the culture that has developed in the Western world.
List of Festivals in India // Hindu Makar Sankranti, Kite Flying Day, Winter festival Baisakhi Mahashivratri Holi Gudi Padwa Ganesh festival Ram Navami Guru Purnima Gokul Ashtami Karthikai deepam Pongal Raksha Bandhan, Rakhi, Sacred Thread tied by sister on Brothers hand Onam Ganesh Chaturthi Durga Puja Dussehra or Daserra Diwali...
The metropolis has its own local roadside fast food consisting of vada pavs and bhelpuri.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Mumbai-City   (9904 words)

 Sacred Elements
Reasonable standard accommodation in Turuvannmalai will be arranged for Course participants from about £10-15/c $20-25 per night (5 nights).
December Pradakshina - Karthikai Deepam - the normal multitude swells to two to three million people for the final night of the 10 day celebration of Shiva's power over Brahma and Vishnu - the triumph of consciousness over ignorance.
This culminates with the firing of a huge vat of ghee and paraffin on top of Mt Arunachala which blazes for days and can be seen for miles around.
www.worldspirit.org.uk /india.html   (1869 words)

The book explains, especially to youth and young adults, the inner significance of various Hindu festivals and how to observe them in your own home.
It covers a wide range of festivals and poojas that occur all year round such as Pongal, Shivarathiri, Hindu New year, Chitra Pournami, Deepavali, Karthikai Deepam, etc. For each festival, the author gives a background and describes the methodology on how to celebrate the said festival.
For instance, did you know that the festival Chitra Pournami is also a day of remembrance and grateful prayer for loved ones who have passed away?
www.saibooks.org /newsletters/2000/oct00.htm   (1790 words)

The Karthikai Deepam chariot festival is one of the most important Hindu festivals of the year.
Annually thousands of devotees assemble in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, to take part in the many street ceremonies and to offer sacrifices to Shiva.
www.arunachalasamudra.org /books.html   (570 words)

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