What is special about Karthigai Deepam?

Karthigai is essentially a festival of lamps. The lighted lamp is considered an auspicious symbol. It is believed to ward off evil forces and usher in prosperity and joy. While the lighted lamp is important for all Hindu rituals and festivals, it is indispensable for Karthigai.

What should we do on Karthika Deepam?

Karthigai Deepam Vidhi

  • Rise early and take a bath.
  • Wear fresh clothes.
  • Observe a fast.
  • Start making preparations for the festival.
  • Also, make a lamp called maavillaku.
  • Clean the house and start decorating the floor at the entrance and in the temple area with Kolams (rangoli).
  • In the evening, wear new or fresh clothes.

How do you make Aval Pori?

Aval pori urundai

  1. 3 cups puffed rice pori.
  2. 1 cup jaggery.
  3. 1/4 cup water.
  4. 1/8 teaspoon dry ginger powder sukku.
  5. 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder.
  6. 1 + 1/2 tablespoon coconut.
  7. 1 teaspoon Ghee.

What is the Speciality of Karthika Pournami?

Kartik Purnima is also the birthday of Matsya, god Vishnu’s fish-incarnation (avatar). It is also the birthday of Vrinda, the personification of the Tulsi plant and of Kartikeya, the god of war and son of Shiva. This day is also considered special for goddess Radha, the lover and eternal consort of god Krishna.

How many days should we light lamp for Karthigai Deepam?

Keep some lamps in odd number the next day. No need to keep lamps inside the house for every room. So totally it’s a three days celebration.

What can we eat in karthika masam?

8 food rules to follow in the month of Kartik

  • 01/9What to eat and avoid in the month of Kartik? The holiest month in the Hindu lunar calendar is here.
  • 02/9Avoid non-vegetarian food.
  • 03/9Use of milk.
  • 04/9Eat jaggery.
  • 05/9Avoid chilled water.
  • 06/9Use black salt.
  • 07/9Wheat flour halwa.
  • 08/9Use tulsi leaves.

How many lamps are there in Karthigai Deepam?

In Tamil nadu, Karthigai Deepam is celebrated for 3 days. The Previous day to karthigai is called as Barani deepam. So we keep 5-7 lamps in the entrance on Barani deepam day.

Why Kartik month is important?

Kartik is special because it represents Srimati Radharani, beloved of Krishna, and our eternal mother. In Bhagavad Gita 10.35, Krishna says, “Of months I am Margasirsa [November-December]”. Kartik month [October – November] represents Radharani and it precedes Krishna’s month.