Karthigai Nakshatra Dates 2017
Karthigai Deepam Karthigai Deepam is mainly celebrated by Tamil Hindus. It is one of the oldest festivals celebrated by Tamil people. Houses and streets are lit up with rows of oil lamps or Deepam in the evening of the festival day.
Karthigai Deepam and Karthikai Deepam are used interchangeably. Karthigai Deepam takes its name from Nakshatra Karthikai or Krittika . Karthigai Deepam is performed on the day when Krittika Nakshatra is prevailing. Karthigai Deepam is done in honor of Lord Shiva . According to Hindu Mythology on this day Lord Shiva converted himself in an endless flame of light to prove his supremacy to Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma .
Although Karthigai day is observed every month but the most significant day falls in month of Karthikai (which is same as Solar month Vrischika in other Hindu calendars). DrikPanchang.com lists all Karthikai days in the year including the most significant Karthikai day which is known as Karthikai Deepam .
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. The fire or Deepam is called Mahadeepam , Hindu devotees visit here and pray to God Shiva.
08 January (Sunday) Masik Karthigai
05 February (Sunday) Masik Karthigai
04 March (Saturday) Masik Karthigai
31 March (Friday) Masik Karthigai
27 April (Thursday) Masik Karthigai
25 May (Thursday) Masik Karthigai
21 June (Wednesday) Masik Karthigai
19 July (Wednesday) Masik Karthigai
15 August (Tuesday) Masik Karthigai
11 September (Monday) Masik Karthigai
08 October (Sunday) Masik Karthigai
05 November (Sunday) Masik Karthigai
02 December (Saturday) Karthigai Deepam
30 December (Saturday) Masik Karthigai