🪔Karthika Deepam - कार्तिक दीपम

Upcoming Event: 19 November 2021

Karthika Deepam or Karthigai Deepam or Deepam Utsav is a Hindu festival celebrated mainly by the people of Tamil and Telugu communities in South India. It is a very old festival and is also celebrated in the neighboring states like Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. This festival is very important among the Tamils ​​and every Tamil wants to celebrate it wherever they are in this huge world.

This is the festival of lamps. This year 2020 deepam utsav begins at 3:19 AM on November 29 and ends at 6:04 AM on November 30.

This festival is celebrated in the month of Kartik which is why it is called Karthigai Deepam. Karthik month i.e. Mid November and Mid December. This day comes on the day when the combination of moon and full moon coincides with Karthigai. This conjunction appears as six planets.

Story of six constellations
Many stories and poems have been written about the six constellations. According to Hindu beliefs, there are six celestial devi, who brought up six infants and together appeared as the Bhagwans of six faces. Hence they are called Kartikeya. He is known as Kartikeya, the second son of Bhagwan Shiva.

According to mythology, Bhagwan Shiva created Muruga with his third eye. The names of these six constellations are Tattpurusha, Aghoram, Sadyojatam, Vamadeva, Isanam and Adhomukham. Bhagwan Muruga is known by these six names. Therefore, worship of any one of these six constellations is as effective as the worship of Bhagwan Muruga. They are worshiped by lighting a lamp in a row. On the day of this puja, devotees light a lamp in the house courtyard. It is also known as Karthigai Deepam and Bhagwan Muruga Jayanti.

Related Name
Karthigai Deepam, Deepam Utsav, Karthikeya Mahadeepam

कार्तिक दीपम हिन्दी में भी उपलब्ध

कार्तिक दीपम या कार्तिगई दीपम या दीपम उत्सव दक्षिण भारत में मुख्य रूप से तमिल और तेलुगु समुदाय के बीच अत्यधिक उत्साह के साथ मनाए जाने वाला एक हिंदू त्यौहार है।

Why do Karthigai Deepam Celebrate?

Of course festivals are more celebrated in India, the special thing is that there is some reason behind them all. If there is any story and its facts, then there is also reason to celebrate Karthigai Deepam. We are telling you why Karthigai Deepam is celebrated in South India.

It is believed that on this day Bhagwan Shiva appeared in front of Bhagwan Vishnu and Bhagwan Brahma as an endless lamp. The reason for this incarnation of Shiva was to choose the best of the two Bhagwans. Bhagwan Brahma and Vishnu both had differences over who is the best among them.

Here Shiva ji had transformed himself into an infinite lamp crest and asked the two deities to ask you to find the beginning and end of this Deep Shikha i.e. the head and stage of Bhagwan Shiva. To do this work, Brahma took the form of a bird and Vishnu ji took the form of a pig. But both the Bhagwans failed to find the beginning and end of the fire. But Bhagwan Brahma said that he had seen the head of Bhagwan Shiva.

But Brahma ji was lying and Bhagwan Shiva understood this thing. And because of this lie Bhagwan Shiva said that no temple of Bhagwan Brahma will be built on earth. And thus Bhagwan Vishnu became superior to Bhagwan Brahma. On this day people worship Bhagwan Shiva. And later this day came to be celebrated as Karthikeya Mahadeepam.

Hence this puja is done to please Bhagwan Shiva. This puja can also be done in small form every month. There are many stories and history associated with this worship too. But the special thing is that this festival is celebrated in South India with the same fervor and joy as Diwali is celebrated in North India with great enthusiasm.

Related Information

Futures Dates
6 December 202226 November 202313 December 20244 December 2025
Frequency
Yearly / Annual
Duration
1 Days
Begins Tithi
Kartik Shukla Purnima
Ends Tithi
Kartik Shukla Purnima
Celebrations
Deep Dan, Fair, Mela
Imp Places
Tiruvannamalai, Tamil nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, South India, Sri Lanka
Past Dates
29 November 2020

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